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.
Henry Bodkin wrote in the Telegraph that 12-15 year olds were significant spreaders of COVID-19. When I asked him to prove his claim, he was unable to do so.
The #londonprotest of 24th April was billed by opponents as a “super-spreader” event and those attending it as “selfish” who didn’t care they could potentially kill elderly relatives. The data now tells us these claims were irrational and not evidence based.
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.
The stated aim of the BBC’s Disinformation unit is to weed out disinformation campaigns. Instead, this team exists to control the flow of disinformation.
The Northern Ireland Executive have embarked on a strategy of Zero-Covid as a COVID-19 pandemic response. However, they have not declared such a strategy to the citizens and instead are driving it through covertly.
2021 was celebrated in the UK with an interview on the BBC of Laura Duffell, a Matron from Kings College Hospital in London. Laura would claim that “we have a whole ward of children here .” Being sceptical of the claim I submitted a FOI request to the Trust seeking confirmation.
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.
“Gruby Grove’ is a street entertainer from Cork who found himself the centre of a grand conspiracy theory pushed by some far-left extremists on social media. As an entertainer he plays with fire. Today his detractors got burnt.
Trish Greenhalgh of the University of Oxford has suggested a jogger infected with COVID19 could pass it to a pedestrian as they run past “puffing and panting”. Her claim was carried by many major news outlets. But just how rooted is that claim in evidence or science?