Jul 21, 2021
On Tuesday the United Kingdom Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Vallance gave a press conference in which he warned that 60% of those admitted to hospitals for COVID-19 had received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. Vallance later issued a tweet explaining that he had previously misspoken, with the actual number around 40%.
Speaking at a Downing Street news briefing, Sir Patrick Vallance said:
“In terms of the number of people in hospital who’ve been double-vaccinated, we know it’s around 60% of the people being admitted to hospital with COVID.”