What a blunder

Earlier today, UK chief scientific advisor Patrick Vallance said that 60% of people being admitted to hospital with covid have had both doses of the vaccine.

That raised eyebrows and sent shockwaves, including in markets.

Four hours later, he's issuing a correction.

"Correcting a statistic I gave at the press conference today, 19 July. About 60% of hospitalisations from covid are not from double vaccinated people, rather 60% of hospitalisations from covid are currently from unvaccinated people."

This is a truly unfortunate blunder because the number has already been widely circulated throughout the UK press and social media.

What a blunder

As annoying as this is, it's good news.

For the remaining 40%, we still don't know how many have had one or two vaccines.