On Monday, the ONS published a first-of-its-kind analysis of cases identified via the weekly Coronavirus Infection Survey. It reveals that just one in 55 (1.8 per cent) of people who never use a face covering in enclosed areas tested positive for Covid between Aug 29 and Sep 11.
The number of infections is fewer than one in 110 (0.9 per cent) for those who said they always wear a mask. These were the raw figures from the ONS survey and before the spin doctors got their hands on them. After the statisticians had manipulated the data, claiming to have "accounted for various other factors", they then calculated that refusing to wear a mask increased a person's likelihood of testing positive by 59 per cent.
According to the ONS the average level of infection in England during the study period was between one in 80 and one in 90 people, or between 1.28 and 1.38 per cent of the population. To determine how Covid prevalence differed depending on mask usage, the ONS quizzed almost 170,000 people on matters including vaccination status, their adherence to Covid rules and aspects of their home life. In layman's terms the statisticians applied assumptions about vaccination efficiency together with characteristics of the general population until they had come up with the 'right' figure.
The ONS went on to claim: The average level of infection in England during the study period was between one in 80 and one in 90 people, or between 1.28 and 1.38 per cent of the population. To determine how Covid prevalence differed depending on mask usage, the ONS quizzed almost 170,000 people on matters including vaccination status, their adherence to Covid rules and aspects of their home life. All of this was done specifically to hide the original result. Statistical acrobatics have to be employed to make any of the Covid reporting work.
FALSE: ONS Claim Just 1% of Covid Deaths Are Vaccinated; PHE Figures Show Real Figure is 70%
ONS caught pushing Government Propaganda
The ONS has published a new study on Covid deaths which it claims shows how few vaccinated people die of Covid. This was duly published by the media with headlines like he London Evening Standard's "Just 1% of Covid Deaths are in the Vaccinated". and the Telegraph's “Only 59 fully vaccinated people without serious health conditions died from COVID-19 out of more than 50,000 deaths in England this year, new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show.”
The Telegraph goes on: 'In the first study of deaths by vaccination status, the ONS found that around 99% of COVID-19 deaths between January 2nd and July 2nd 2021 were in people who had not had two doses. Overall 640 (1.2%) of deaths were in those who had received both vaccine doses, but the ONS said many of those could have been infections picked up before the second dose. Just 256 deaths (0.5%) were considered true “breakthrough” infections where the second dose had long enough to work, but still did not offer protection. However, the average age of those “breakthrough” infections was 84 and the majority (76%) were classed as “extremely clinically vulnerable”. Just 59 did not have serious medical conditions.
But Public Health England's own figures report an entirely different outcome. What ONS have done is manipulate the figures for that '1%' headline. Although the data is presented as “this year” in fact the cut-off date is July 2nd. selecting arbitrary