A third of Covid-19 intensive care patients do not recover, study shows
and shared [bottom left] with BBC UK:
Is a third of ICU patients not recovering, high or low? Is it success or failure? It’s headlined by BBC Scotland and shared across BBC UK to suggest a scandal.
What do we need? Context!
There’s none. Here’s some:
According to GlobalData Epidemiologist Bahram Hassanpourfard, the global recovery rate is 32%. Hassanpourfard drew attention to the ‘UK’ rate of only 0.46% but I suspect that is based on inadequate data coming from the ONS.
As far as I can see, the ONS is not recording recovery rates at all. Why?
The Scottish recovery rate is known, with 9 075 recovering from 13 486 cases and 1 857 deaths giving a rate of 67.3%.
Given that Scotland’s population has the lowest life expectancy in the UK and one of the lowest in Europe, it seems reasonable to give NHS Scotland credit for this.