Programme understating scale of misreporting
On Sunday evening, Channel 4 News revealed a message sent out to staff at King’s Hospital advising that the hospital – and others in London – were seeing the number of coronavirus deaths at their facilities understated in government reports.
But Channel 4’s report did not do justice to the scale of the misinformation:
Whistleblowers at a different London trust – Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust – say that the number of victims of the virus are being under-reported by half or more.
When the death toll communicated around the trust’s hospitals reached 33, insiders at the trust said it was at least 67 – and not even the 33 were being included in the official figures.
If that pattern is being repeated at London’s other acute trusts, the situation in London is even more dire than is being reported by the government or the media.
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