The Government’s chief scientific adviser has clarified that more than half of Brits being admitted to hospital with COVID are still unvaccinated.
Sir Patrick Vallance told a Downing Street press conference marking Freedom Day that 60 per cent of hospitalisations were amongst people who’d received both jabs, but he later tweeted to say the statistic was wrong, with the number about unvaccinated people.
Sir Patrick Vallance did, however, warn that the trend will shortly change because none of the jabs approved were 100 per cent effective.
It comes as the number of people needing NHS treatment for COVID reached 740 a day last week, up 30.4 per cent compared to seven days earlier.
Meanwhile, about 3,630 people were in the hospital with the virus across the United Kingdom, around one in seven of which were on mechanical ventilation.
Sir Patrick Vallance made the false claim while appearing at the news briefing alongside a self-isolating Boris Johnson and Professor Chris Whitty.
He said, in terms of the number of people in the hospital who have been double vaccinated, they know it’s about 60 per cent of the people being admitted to hospital with COVID that have been double vaccinated.
And he said that it wasn’t unexpected because the vaccines were not 100 per cent effective. That they were very, very effective but not 100 per cent.
He later Tweeted: ‘Correcting a statistic I gave at the press conference today, 19 July.
‘About 60 per cent of hospitalisations from COVID are not from double-vaccinated people, rather 60 per cent of hospitalisations from COVID are currently from unvaccinated people.’
But he warned that the proportion of unvaccinated people seeking hospital treatment for COVID would definitely increase.
Sir Patrick Vallance said that if everyone over 18 had taken up the vaccine, then, of course, anyone who caught it would be double vaccinated. So, he said the answer is that they should expect to see a greater proportion of people in hospital and getting the infection who are double vaccinated, and he said that it was inevitable that they would see this because of the less than 100 per cent efficiency of the vaccines overall.
Leading scientists estimate two doses of AstraZeneca’s jab are about 85 per cent effective at preventing infected people from being hospitalised.
Trials show that jabs made by Pfizer and Moderna are likewise effective, but the three vaccines are somewhat less powerful after just a single dose.
Vaccines might prevent the proliferation of the virus in your body by the antibodies preventing it to multiply as much, but you can still get infected because the antibodies can’t start fighting the virus before you’re infected.
However, it reduces symptoms because of this and therefore reduces the risks of secondary conditions and infections.
Also, by reducing the multiplication of the virus, it also reduces how infectious you are, by about 75 per cent, but a year and a half later they still can’t get it right – cooking up the numbers as they go!
Although it’s not so much about telling lies, it’s about being liberal with the truth, just think, creative accounting, and it looks like we’re sailing through a storm with a drunken captain, with passengers that have no common sense and need telling what to do.
And how can we believe these experts when they say one thing but mean another? And you know what they say about liars, they have poor memories.
And how many are dying, what age, BMI, comorbidities, terminal disease et cetera?
Saying someone has been hospitalised with COVID is so mendacious when the subject is an 18 stone 50-year-old woman having a severe asthma attack, a condition she’s endured for decades, with her lungs, vascular system and heart shot to hell from the effort of battling the condition and carrying around the weight of two sacks of potatoes most of her life, and then they say that she died from COVID, do the math!