Chris Pagel of Zero Covid grouping, Independent Sage, presented a poorly worded tweet displaying an inability to understand rolling rate data and how that is reflected in slides. I challenged her on this and I detail that exchange here.
Dan Hodges is renowned for his divisiveness and hypocrisy on COVID-19 responses. Whilst being humiliated seems to be an acceptable payoff for getting attention for Dan, his public breakdowns and denialism do little to inspire confidence in a struggling corporate media industry and in the people who may look to journalists for guidance.
In this second part of our BBC “anti-disinformation” unit exposé, we look at further evidence of the fake news being pushed by this small, controversial online outfit.
Having already exposed Professor Trish Greenhalgh as providing misinformation on national TV, I reached out to her suggesting that an apology be issued given the seriousness of the matter. Instead of apologising she doubled-down behind more false claims.
Meaning well doesn’t always mean that well is done. When you don’t know something it’s best not to suggest expertise in the area as the result is ultimately harm. The opposite of your intentions.
Dr Julia Simons claimed, on Twitter, that all other staff and doctors on her ward at Addenbrooke Hospital were “off BECAUSE OF COVID.” I contacted the hospital who denied the claim.