Ofcom issues Lorraine warning after Covid remark sparks almost 4,000 complaints

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Ofcom have confirmed they will not be investigating the popular ITV show Lorraine despite receiving 4,000 complaints after they incorrectly referenced the number of unvaccinated Covid-19 patients in hospital.

The independent regulators have confirmed they have issued the daytime show a warning on medical advice following the incorrect claims they made last week.

They told the producers of the show: "This programme incorrectly referenced the proportion of unvaccinated Covid-19 patients in hospital.

"We have told ITV that greater care should be taken by trusted medical experts when presenting facts and figures on public health issues.

"However, given official statistics and research have consistently shown that vaccination against Covid-19 offers greater protection against serious health consequences, we do not consider that the error was sufficient to materially mislead viewers on this main point of discussion.”

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