The BBC attack on Bridgen: even more evidence of appalling bias
Earlier this week we described the bias in the BBC Radio 4 programme attacking the speech by MP Andrew Bridgen on covid vaccine risks and benefits.
Dr Joseph Fraiman - the first named author of the study that Bridgen referred to in his speech - saw the article and sent this message to us:
(the misspelling of ‘randomized’ as ‘ransomized’ seemed appropriate so we left it in)
He also wrote to us about claim by the Health Minister in the Bridgen video of “tens of thousands of lives had been saved by the vaccine in the UK”. He said
I became curious if that was even remotely possible.
While I am not certain what study he was referring to, I did a quick back of the napkin calculation using the NNV (number needed to vaccinate) data presented at the JCVI that Bridgen was referring to.
Here is his calculation: