In an attempt to amplify calls for more lockdown measures, CNBC erroneously reported that COVID hospitalizations in England have been “steadily increasing” since restrictions were lifted when in fact the opposite is true.
The article, written by Holly Ellyatt, attempts to blame people who don’t wear masks for a sustained spike in COVID hospitalizations.
“Hospitalizations and deaths have been steadily increasing since the summer when Covid restrictions in England were lifted on July 19,” claims Ellyatt.
Except that’s not true.
As economist Andrew Lilico illustrates with official public health data, hospitalizations since July 19 have flatlined if not gradually reduced.
— Andrew Lilico (@andrew_lilico) October 19, 2021