Over the weekend, the British public were lied to once again by the very people they should be able to trust, after they were told by both palliative care doctor Rachel Clarke, and national medical director of NHS England Professor Stephen Powis, that 75% of those in intensive care with Covid-19 are people who have chosen not to be vaccinated.
Dr Rachel Clarke, or Doctor Oxford as she also likes to be known, is an NHS palliative care doctor and author of the book ‘Breathtaking’, published in January 2021, which alleges to reveal what life was really like working on NHS Covid-19 wards during the first wave of the pandemic.
On Sunday 28th November, Dr Clarke spent the day on Twitter retweeting every person who complimented the article she had authored for The Sunday Times, in which she sucks the reader in with a story about a young mother fighting for her life who has chosen not to have the Covid-19 vaccine.
Not only is the data cited by Dr Rachel Clarke, and Professor Stephen Powis, 5 – 7 months out of date, it also covers a period when the number of people in ICU with Covid-19 was at its lowest in 2021, and when a large chunk of the population were either unvaccinated or just partly vaccinated.
As you can see above the number of Covid-19 patients in mechanical ventilation beds has risen significantly and stayed at the increased level since the data cut off point of July 31st in the ICNARC report, and guess what – the majority of Covid-19 patients since July 31st have been people who had chosen to be fully vaccinated.