Scaremongering about the children who did not go to school at all

From NHS Lanarkshire yesterday:

Gabe Docherty, NHS Lanarkshire director of public health, said: “A positive COVID-19 confirmed case has been identified in a pupil at St Ambrose High School in Coatbridge. The pupil tested positive this morning (13 August), after displaying mild symptoms since 11 August, but they have not attended school at all.”

The St Ambrose child did not attend at all. None at Bannerman High attended at all. Two others at St Andrews attended briefly.

Despite this BBC Scotland repeatedly referred to the pupils in opening sentences as being ‘at‘ or ‘from‘ these schools.

Astonishingly, NHS Lanarkshire themselves have not helped with announcements using the same language.

We’re in the early days of a difficult step in the exit from lock-down and our media should be helping us to make that step with accurate and informative reporting but they, all of them, are shrieking scare stories at us like adolescent school newspaper writers.

We’ve already seen the First Minister and Professor Sridhar express disappointment in the coverage of these cases at the this difficult time for everyone. For the public service broadcaster to be engaging in this kind of behaviour is shameful.

10 thoughts on “Scaremongering about the children who did not go to school at all”

  1. ABC have adopted the dictum of International Terrorist’s
    Get 1 infected pupil and frighten millions
    Know thy Foes
    And the depths to which their masters methods stink far less sink

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  3. Considering the BBC has been wailing and berating about kids not being able to go to school right from the start, they’ve got a lot of damn cheek now wailing and stirring it over kids actually going back to school. Can’t they do something HELPFUL, for ONCE?

    (Btw, premieroneuk, I think that ABC is actually the initials of the Australian state broadcaster – maybe a re-think required on that one??)

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    1. Your point is correct possibly
      But once you know that A stands for
      Absurdtistan
      Then i do honestly believe that thou shall concur and more importantly always call it by its rightful nomenclature of The ABC

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      1. John
        Oh yes i am
        I was brought up as so and particularly when confronted with lies never ever blink or avert your gaze as in the end tis the other who must do so and therfore admit that tis they that are wrong
        END OF
        Compromise cannot and will not ever exist or be given by me for persons of such type

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  4. BBC prefer to LIE AND MISLEAD
    THIS SHOULD NOT GO UNPUNISHED

    ALL SCOTS SHOULD STOP PAYING
    TV LICENCE
    IT PAYS THE WAGES OF THE STAFF
    WHO WOULD LIE AND DECEIVE

    MOT MORE PUBLIC FUNDING

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