CNN’s Jake Tapper criticized COVID-19 hospitalization data on Monday (Jan. 10) as “misleading.”
“If 40% in some hospitals, 40% of the people with COVID don’t necessarily have problematic COVID, they’re there because they got into a car accident, they’re there because, you know, they bumped their head, and they’re being included as in the hospital with COVID, that number seems kind of misleading,” Tapper said.
“Yeah, I agree Jake,” Dr. Sanjay Gupta said. “It surprises me that they have not been able to parse out that data more carefully.”
“Yeah, we’re two years into this and we need the clearest picture possible,” Tapper said. “If somebody’s in the hospital with a broken leg and they also have asymptomatic COVID, that should not count as being hospitalized with COVID, clearly.”