Sky News are excelling even their own capacity to invent stuff which they peddle as news. This is what their ‘article’ actually says, if you take out the guff.
Anthony Costello, a former director of maternal, child and adolescent health at the WHO, posted on Twitter on Wednesday night: “I’m hearing from a well-connected person that government now thinks, in absence of testing, there are 38,000 infections per day. Chris Whitty is advising PM for a two week national lockdown.”
Mr Costello then rubbished his own tweet in a follow-up on Thursday morning: “I’ve been told by another insider I respect that Chris Whitty does not support a 2 week lockdown, so I’m pleased to correct the record.”
Our strong recommendation is to disregard the late-night rantings of anyone on Twitter, even if they once knew someone who had a cousin whose goldfish might have known someone who worked at the WHO.
We’ve all sent that tweet, haven’t we? It’s not national news.