The ONS say: ‘Recent COVID-19 positivity rates were lowest in older age groups, but hospital admission rates and deaths were highest’.
You would not expect this from NHS England banging on about the numbers of young people in hospital. but the ONS figures when presented in a chart show hospital admissions as skewed to the older age groups as the PCR- discovered infections are skewed to the very young. The two charts are the inverse of each other. Young people are at no more risk now from Covid and its variants than they were last year.
Here are the actual graphs from the ONS, which, as they explain, show:
‘Estimated percentage of the population testing positive for COVID-19 in the week ending 31 July 2021, hospital admission rates in the week ending 1 August, and deaths registered in the week ending 23 July, by age, England:’