NHS Chief Accused Of ‘Lying’ About Covid Statistics To Promote Vaccines

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NHS England’s chief executive Amanda Pritchard has been accused of an “outrageous misuse” of statistics after exaggerating the number of patients who are infected and in hospital with the virus.

Pritchard, who has been calling on the population to get vaccinated or go in for booster jabs, suggested there were ’14 times’ more coronavirus patients in hospital now compared to ‘this time last year’.

The NHS itself has admitted that Pritchard’s claim used misleading figures.

The claim was picked up and circulated by a number of mainstream news outlets.

RT reports: Multiple news reports on Monday told the same story: Britain’s hospitals are seeing “14 times more coronavirus patients than this time last year,” and the country faces a “difficult winter,” as people gather indoors, where the virus is more likely to spread.


The source of the “14 times” figure is Amanda Pritchard, Chief Executive of NHS England. Pritchard used the apparently alarming surge in hospitalisations to encourage the 4.5 million Britons who still haven’t gotten vaccinated to roll up their sleeves, and those eligible to take their third shot of the vaccine.

However, NHS data shows that Pritchard’s figures are false. According to the health service, a 7-day average of 9,331 Covid-19 patients were in hospital at the beginning of November, compared to 12,654 a year earlier. Just over 1,000 people per day were being admitted to hospital at the end of October, compared to 1,500 last year.

Pritchard was swiftly accused of peddling fake news, with commentators warning that such misleading figures were straying into “resignation territory.”

Amid a growing clamour online, NHS officials told reporters shortly afterwards that Pritchard was citing figures from August 2021 compared to August 2020. Hospital admissions were indeed 14 times higher this August than in 2020, but only for several days toward the end of the month. Since then, they have trended downwards and are now comparable to last year’s rate.

However, hospitalisations persist despite the fact that nine out of 10 people over the age of 12 in the UK have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, according to NHS statistics. Rising cases too have called into question the long-term efficacy of the jabs, but government officials still insist on vaccination as key to defeating the virus – and studies suggest those vaccinated patients still fare better if they catch the virus. 

As Pritchard called on the population to get vaccinated or go in for booster jabs, former Health Secretary Matt Hancock called on Monday for the government to mandate vaccines for healthcare workers. “There is no respectable argument left not to force health and social care workers to get jabbed,” he wrote in The Telegraph, calling the vaccine “the only reason for the safe return of our liberty.”


  1. Many credible experts have said covid is Less damgerous than the seasonal flu, and that delta is a big fraud too. But as for honesty here’s a little example A very senior bureaucrat for Communities here got caught stealing department funds The news blasted it put at first when they thought it was 2. 5 million. Then as the truth unfolded and more and more “well respected members of the community” were exposed the news coverage faded and faded Then when the tally reached up to 22 million stolen plus the news coverage virtually disappeared and as for his sentence, well I spent about an hour trying to find out what he actually got to no avail. He was sentenced I think a few months ago, but no coverage All swept under the rug as if forgotten. Too dirty for public consumption. Like the bodies of Shirley Finn, Corrine Rayney etcetera etcetera.

  2. George Bramwell, 1st Baron Bramwell (1808-1892), was a famous British judge. His younger brother, Sir Frederick Bramwell (1818–1903), was a well-known consulting engineer and expert witness. The judge once joked that witnesses could be divided into four categories: “liars, damned liars, expert witnesses and, of course, there’s brother Fred.”
    This quote later morphed into Mark Twain’s famous quip. He popularized the saying in Chapters from My Autobiography, published in the North American Review in 1907. “Figures often beguile me,” Twain wrote, “particularly when I have the arranging of them myself; in which case the remark attributed to Disraeli would often apply with justice and force: ‘There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.'”

  3. Lying like a hardened criminal for financial gain Tell the truth. That’s what the ones human resources put into position are all like globally now Thieving lying deceiving selfish corrupt narcissistic psychopathic megalomaniaal evil. “the well respected members of every global. Community” By rule of law,.

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