It is the darnedest thing. The UK government flat out admits it has been lying to the public, but in such a bland manner that it is not at all clear why the official government numbers suddenly shifted. And they didn’t shift a little. Covid hospitalizations declined by 50%.
The way this is being presented is like something out of “1984.” Yesterday we were at war with Oceania. Today we are war with EastAsia. Yet no one acknowledges that anything has changed. The reporters never asked, “Why?” Why were there so many overcounts in Covid cases and hospitalizations? Why have you decided to admit this now? Will there continue to be overcounts?
From the Telegraph:
Covid deaths in England and Wales
2 Apr 2021
Deaths involving Covid-19
Deaths due to Covid-19
Number of deaths registered by week
Recent rates show that a quarter of Covid-19 deaths are not due to the virus
SOURCE: OFFICE FOR NATIONAL STATISTICS
The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that 23 per cent of coronavirus deaths registered are now people who have died “with” the virus rather than “from” an infection…
Daily death figures by “date of death” reveal that Britain has had no more than 28 deaths a day since the beginning of April, even though the government-announced deaths have been as high as 60…
Likewise, Oxford University has calculated that the number of people in hospital with an active Covid infection is likely to be around half the current published daily figure. Tuesday’s official figure showed there were 2,537 Covid patients in hospital, with 230 new admissions.However, despite the positive statistics, Boris Johnson issued a warning over the lifting of lockdown as he said it was the restrictions, not the vaccine rollout, that had predominantly kept Covid numbers low…
UPDATE April 21: from Reuters: