There’s a good chance that today you’ve seen news stories citing a British science official’s statistic that 60 percent of people in the UK who are hospitalized with the delta variant are fully vaccinated.
Now the official in question has corrected himself:
Correcting a statistic I gave at the press conference today, 19 July. About 60% of hospitalisations from covid are not from double vaccinated people, rather 60% of hospitalisations from covid are currently from unvaccinated people.
— Sir Patrick Vallance (@uksciencechief) July 19, 2021
Er, yeah, that’s quite a swing.
Pretty massive screw up https://t.co/EwliOGcnNA
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) July 19, 2021
This is QUITE a correction from the UK's science chief: https://t.co/yKsDtTfSOT
— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) July 19, 2021
And as usual, the corrected version won’t be as widely spread as the original claim.
Rather significant difference. https://t.co/MxuodrP07j
— (((Dan Hodges))) (@DPJHodges) July 19, 2021
This was a market moving error. https://t.co/UDEAFASWRV
— Ethan Kaplan (@ethank) July 19, 2021
Would that be misinformation?
— Don Carter (@d1carter) July 19, 2021