Coronavirus: The disease is clearly spreading - but can we trust the figures?

- SKY NEWS - Sep 22, 2020 -

Ed Conway

If Britain follows France and Spain, by mid-October the number of UK cases will be around 10,000, rather than 49,000.

Before we get to the presentation by Sir Patrick Vallance and Professor Chris Whitty this morning, do you mind if I begin with a couple of recollections?

The first of them dates back to the summer of 2016 and the midst of the EU Referendum campaign.

I vividly recall being ushered into the Treasury to be told about the severe consequences of Britain voting to leave the European Union.

Now, I am usually quite receptive to pointy-headed reports from economists, but even so there was something a little off about the whole thing.

Later on that day I reported on Sky News that it all smelt a little fishy.


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