And I, for one, will no longer put up with it.
This article is what I demand from media and newspaper. Where the hell have you been for most of the last year?
Apart from planet normal (DT Podcast), the challenge of the lies, lies and statistics has been at times lacking in this newspaper and complicit in the main media.
I hope that GBNews, Alex Belfield, and the UK’s genuine anger towards the BBC will start to change things for the better.
Last nights clear manipulation of the facts made my blood boil. I backed Boris, but he has let many of the Conservative Party members down. He has to review the data again, return to the podium and apologise.
Fear over freedom: Here’s what the doom-laden government graphs don’t show us
Just one per cent of hospital beds are currently occupied by Covid patients, with most of those young
By Henry Bodkin, Health and Science Correspondent and Alex Clark, Data Projects Editor 15 June 2021 • 11:25am
As ever at Downing Street press conferences, Boris Johnson’s scientific advisors deployed their graphs skillfully to back up the warnings of potential catastrophe.
The by now all-too-familiar vertiginous lines were intended to leave the public in no doubt about the consequences of not delaying freedom until July 19.
But take a closer look and the choice of graphs is arguably disingenuous: the slides are most revealing for what they failed to include.
We were shown a graph comparing the change in the proportion of under- and over-65s admitted to hospital in January and May/June.
This showed a big jump in the under-65s column, a point Prof Chris Whitty, England’s Chief Medical Officer, took pains to emphasise.
The problem is that this fails to show just how much lower the raw numbers are now.