Susanna Reid asked Richard Medley to be “sensitive” after commenting on coronavirus deaths.
Presenters were hosting Good Morning UK together on Tuesday when the comment was made.
He was discussing the news that people who had been fully vaccinated against Covid 19 accounted for only one per cent of all deaths from the corona virus in England in the first seven months of this year.
According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), most were affected before they both received jobs or tested positive for covid 19 within 14 days of their second dose.
Richard told GMB: “If I had a bell, I would ring it because we’ve gotten you so much bad news over the last few months because of these countless statistics from Cowed.
“You must have heard it before. It broke late last night.
The ONS has found that only 59 cowardly deaths this year were among those who were healthy and double-employed out of 50,000 deaths in England.
He added: “Out of 59,000 deaths, only 59 double waxed people died. I know your focus on statistics and negatives is absolute. But that’s good news, isn’t it?”
To which Susanna replied: “Well, you know, many deaths are never good news, we have to be sensitive to each of them.”
“But you’re right, the benefit of double vaccination is great.”
Viewers were outraged by his comments.
“The GMB can’t believe what Richard just said. The death of 59 people is not a very good result. We are talking about someone’s parents, siblings, children.” .
Another tweeted: “OMG Medley is very upset about #GMB. ‘Big news, only 59 deaths from Coved.’ Only 59 bereaved families, then * only *. “
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