Mortality level in Europe as high as broadcaster claims need to go into hospital
This evening, as the seconds ticked down to the BBC’s flagship 6pm news bulletin, the Corporation broadcast grossly false information to the public about the proportion of coronavirus sufferers who need to go into hospital.
The evidence says that 19% of those infected require hospitalisation, with 5% requiring intensive care – with around half of that 5% dying:
In Europe so far, the death rate among sufferers has been even higher, at 3.5-5%.
Yet the BBC told viewers that only 4% of the total infected need to go into hospital – and only a third of those needs intensive care:
The fake news was broadcast just after the BBC showed Boris Johnson claiming the UK would ‘turn the tide‘ on the pandemic in around twelve weeks – a claim the PM then had to admit he couldn’t support, saying “we don’t know where we are“.
The BBC is well aware of the real data – it has been published on its website this month:
The BBC’s Domestic Current Affairs press office was not answering when the SKWAWKBOX attempted to contact it for comment.
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