Pub giant Wetherspoon has been asked by social media users to take down three leaflets put up in the window of The London & Rye pub in Catford, southeast London.
Posting a picture of the signs online, one user said: "Hey Wetherspoons. Can you take down the Covid posters you’ve stuck up in your pub windows?"
They added: "One’s in Catford, 500m from Lewisham Hospital, which is full of Covid patients. Your posters just encourage people to ignore the lockdown restrictions. Come on."
One of the posters references an article written by Ross Clark, a freelance journalist, that challenged the Government’s response to Covid.
Ross Clark told Daily Star he wasn’t aware Wetherspoons were using his piece in their posters, and clarified that the point of his piece was to present data to help put Covid into perspective.
He said: "While I have written some pieces which are critical of lockdown, the point of the piece in question was to present the data to help people put the situation in perspective.
"I think it is vital to do this because the constant presentation of deaths tolls and worst-case scenarios has affected the mental health of many people -- in one poll in the summer many people exaggerated the number of people killed by Covid a hundredfold."
"All the data presented were correct at the time -- which is why the Department of Health and Social Care withdrew their remarks about the piece being misleading."
Other images show headlines of articles written about the justification of lockdown, a Covid measure that has hit the hospitality industry hard.
The posters have been slammed online by people believe they’re "spreading misinformation" that could "cause harm" if they’re believed, a claim Wetherspoon denies.
One user said: "It's not a question of opinion. They are blatantly wrong. They are spreading misinformation which, if believed, will cause harm by people then not taking the situation sufficiently seriously."
A second said: "I was already never visiting one again because of their CEO’s opinions on Brexit, but this is another reason."
With a third adding: "Despicable. I will never go to a Wetherspoons again after this is over.”
Users also suggested the posters have been put up in other Wetherspoons locations, with one user claiming: "I saw the ones in Brockley the other day and thought it was a bit much."
Another questioned: "Christ, what % of Wetherspoons customers have underlying causes?"
Several urged people to boycott the chain for the images, with others frankly stating: "This is hideous."
In a statement, a Wetherspoon spokesman told the Daily Star: "We completely refute claims that Wetherspoon has produced posters that are anti-Covid and encourage people to ignore lockdown.
"This is simply untrue.
"Wetherspoon has amalgamated a series of articles and letters from newspapers such as The Guardian, New Statesman and Telegraph, with comments from eminent doctors, scientists and lawyers, which challenge the government’s position on lockdowns.
"The articles have been reproduced in an online version of Wetherspoon News and the posters in the pub windows draw attention to the magazine.
"In general, Wetherspoon is inclined towards the Swedish approach in dealing with the virus, which emphasises social distancing measures and hygiene rather than lockdowns.
"No country is immune from the serious consequences of Covid-19 but the Swedish approach seems to be producing better health and economic outcomes than the UK's."
Of the Swedish approach, Mr Clark said: "Whether the data presented in the piece makes a case or not for adopting the Swedish approach to Covid rather than our own is Wetherspoons' own interpretation.
"Many have criticised the country because it currently has a higher death rate than other Nordic countries, but our own approach of strict lockdowns has hardly proved effective, either, given we have an even higher death rate."