Good Morning Scotland still lets Alister Jack lie bare-faced to it’s shrinking audience about care home deaths being DOUBLE in Scotland

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000jx0f

Only 8% of Scots would use Radio Scotland as a source for news:

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0027/157914/uk-news-consumption-2019-report.pdf

In the light of that you might wonder why I’m bothering with this. I do too.

Anyhow, yesterday, BBC Good Morning Scotland let the Governor General for the Scotland colony to say:

In care homes where there’s been a disaster in Scotland at double the death rate of anywhere else in the UK.

A bare-faced lie but they didn’t challenge it at all so it’s simply propaganda rather than the news.

Here’s the truth about care home deaths:

Data from research by LSE, reported on May 14th in Care Home Professional:

More than 22,000 care home residents in England and Wales have died during the coronavirus pandemic, according to new research. In a new paper, the LSE said data on deaths had underestimated the impact of the pandemic on care home residents as it did not take into account the indirect mortality effects of the pandemic and/or because of problems with the identification of the disease as the cause of death. The paper said current data only accounted for an estimated 41.6% of all excess deaths in care homes.

https://www.carehomeprofessional.com/research-estimates-put-real-care-home-covid-19-death-toll-at-over-22000/

In Scotland, up to 17th May there were 1 623 deaths in care homes where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/covid19stats

The population of England and Wales is 59 million, 10.7 times that of Scotland at 5.5 million so, all things being equal you might expect the death rate there to be 10.7 times 1 623 or 17 366.

The actual care home death rate based on the LSE research is more than 22 000 and thus 30% higher than in Scotland.

As for the significance of the Scottish Secretary:

In a stinging condemnation of both the performance and the lack of purpose of the Scottish Office, the Health Secretary Jeane Freeman, speaking to the Scottish Affairs Committee yesterday, was reported in the Holyrood Magazine last night:

Freeman also said that the Scotland Office had not played any role in the relations between the UK and Scottish governments, going as far as to say that she could not remember having any communications with the Secretary of State for Scotland, Alister Jack. While the Scotland Office is copied in to some letters between Freeman and Hancock, she said she was “not aware [of] and can recall no communications with Mr Jack”.

https://www.holyrood.com/news/view,there-is-a-vacuum-between-governments-on-coronavirus-next-steps-jeane-freem_15625.htm

5 thoughts on “Good Morning Scotland still lets Alister Jack lie bare-faced to it’s shrinking audience about care home deaths being DOUBLE in Scotland”

  1. If our languid foppish Minister for Scottish Dependency didn’t exist, the media would have to invent him.
    Just like their “news” stories.

    Is he really Carlots father? Really?

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  2. He must have felt that sting from our health minister and realised he looked incompetent and decided he had to attack. Just a pity he’s not very good at that either…

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  3. These tweets are on the subject of testing for covid19 in English care homes and how testing may be counted.

    “103 test kits sent out between Lucy (3- none complete) and the next tweet requesting a total of 20 kits for 2 care homes. Sent 100.

    And told not to use the left overs for any retests
    To apply again.

    How are these counted
    @UKStatsAuth

    Posted test kits are NOT a test
    Quote Tweet

    Miss Lucy (Dory an’ Grey)
    @TheCurlyLucy
    · 11 Jun
    Hello @MattHancock. Last night I received 3 test kits. All are missing essential items and all have been binned, as advised by helpful NHS helpline staff.

    Today I could reorder only 1. So does that count as 4 tests sent out? How many have been binned? And are you including them?

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    Fionna O’Leary, 🕯
    @fascinatorfun
    103 test kits sent out between Lucy (3- none complete) and the next tweet requesting a total of 20 kits for 2 care homes. Sent 100.

    And told not to use the left overs for any retests
    To apply again.

    How are these counted
    @UKStatsAuth

    Posted test kits are NOT a test
    Quote Tweet

    Miss Lucy (Dory an’ Grey)
    @TheCurlyLucy
    · 11 Jun
    Hello @MattHancock. Last night I received 3 test kits. All are missing essential items and all have been binned, as advised by helpful NHS helpline staff.

    Today I could reorder only 1. So does that count as 4 tests sent out? How many have been binned? And are you including them?
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    Fionna O’Leary, 🕯
    @fascinatorfun
    ·
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    @fascinatorfun
    And the 100 for care homes that requested 20 : see
    @LisaDavies_

    How are these counted? How is this QA’d? What failsafes are in place?

    @UKStatsAuth
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    Lisa Davies
    @lisadavies_
    · 11 Jun
    Replying to @TheCurlyLucy and @MattHancock
    I manage two care homes.. I asked for 20 tests for the two homes. I received 100 kits in total. When I questioned why I had received 100 kits, I was told they only come in boxes of 50.. does that mean they are all counted as tests done??? Flushed face
    Jane Wagg
    @JaneWagg
    ·
    2h
    Replying to
    @fascinatorfun
    and
    @UKStatsAuth
    What a farce. Is this how you make up your numbers
    @MattHancock
    ? Is this why you’ve stopped disclosing how many people are tested? Sounds about right.

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  4. Putting this in simple terms
    Coital Bovine Scatology as spoke by the colonial governor general
    Despite the ABC (BBC ) A= Abursdistan
    Having in its Articles of Association
    To educate and inform the peoples in a fair,honest & balanced manner
    So by association both A.Jack and ABC
    are guilty of
    1.Dissemination of falsehoods
    2.above. Which is solely for purposes of deceptive
    Propaganda in order to quell the masses
    3. To ensure that the oppression of the peoples continues and all for the purpose that there exists dire fiscal situations arising and access to Scottish natural assets are maintained is vital in order to
    Present to lenders in order to under write our needs for considerably more borrowing

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