The news that the Scottish Government is now presenting a ‘truer picture’ of coronavirus deaths to include cases where the virus may have been a contributory factor and to recognise the loss of life in ‘community settings’ has been big news across the UK media.
BBC 1 News throughout the day, yesterday, gave it full attention but then, strangely to my mind, did not draw the obvious conclusion:
‘Should the UK Government not also be presenting a truer picture?’
Have I missed this somewhere?
At the very end of a Guardian article:
Comparable data for England and Wales from the Office for National Statistics shows a similar trend.
The latest figures indicate the number of Covid-19 related deaths registered was 70% higher than the official figure reported by the Department of Health and Social Care on 27 March.
On that date a total of 964 deaths were reported in England and Wales by the department; but the number of deaths that occurred to 27 March and were registered by 1 April was 1,639.
So, hospital coronavirus deaths are already running at around twice the rate of those in Scotland, but that hasn’t been news, and now the figure should be 70% higher and that’s still not news?
Is that because the BBC and even the ‘left’ media have pulled together with ‘the nation’ in the spirit of the Blitz, keeping quiet about the casualties and praying for the PM but those sensibilities don’t apply to Scotland?