Daily Record scaremongers with cliched and inaccurate report on flood of cancer deaths

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/health/scotland-facing-tsunami-cancer-deaths-22764606

The Record claims today:

Targets for cancer treatment are being breached despite a massive reduction in those even being referred because of Covid. In the three months to June, referrals fell by almost a quarter – but there was a worsening record of patients being seen and treated in time.

The targets being breached and worsening record suggestions are at best misleading.

First, on the 62-day standard that 95% of eligible patients will wait a maximum of 62 days from referral to first cancer treatment:

84.1% of patients started treatment within the 62-day standard, compared to 84.7% [down only 0,6%] in the previous quarter, and 82.4%[up 1.9%] for quarter ending June 2019.

Second, on the 31-day standard that 95% of all patients will wait no more than 31 days from decision to treat to first cancer treatment:

97.1% of patients started treatment within the 31-day standard, compared with 96.1% [up 1%] in the previous quarter and 94.7% [up 2.4%] for quarter ending June 2019.

https://beta.isdscotland.org/find-publications-and-data/conditions-and-diseases/cancer/cancer-waiting-times/

So, one target hit, one missed, but both better than in 2019. Not quite a ‘worsening record?’

As for the ‘tsunami of cancer deaths‘, everything is a ‘tsunami these days. The Scotsman had a ‘tsunami of job losses‘ only two days ago and its own ‘tsunami of cancer deaths‘ on the 24th August. The Telegraph had another ‘tsunami of cancer deaths‘ on 23rd July, while STV had a ‘tsunami of demand‘ on the 8th September. Way back in March, the P&J had a doctor waiting for one, a ‘tsunami!

Flood?

Not pretentious enough for the Record?

14 thoughts on “Daily Record scaremongers with cliched and inaccurate report on flood of cancer deaths”

  1. Fret not MSM frequent usage of the word Tsunami
    Will soon backfire spectaculary upon them
    The morning after 2021 Holyrood election
    When Indy support votes cast shall be
    Statistically the real TSUNAMI

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      1. Only when they are loaded into the barrel of a gun that the holder thereof and in this scenario are pointing the gun in the wrong direction

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  2. THERE IS NOTHING WORSE THAN A ENGLISH PAPER
    WHO HATE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT

    SETTING UP HARSH NEWS JUST TO SELL PAPERS
    THIS IS A PANDEMIC AND NEEDED FULL ATTENTION

    IF SCOTTISH GOV HAD NOT CENTRED ON COVID AND ADMITTED ALL ADMISSIONS FOR OTHER PROCEDURES
    AND THESE PEOPLE HAD CONTRACTED COVID

    THIS RAG AND ITS STABLE MATES WOULD HAVE GONE BALLISTIC

    SO TRY AND THINK BEFORE PUBLISHING REACTIONARY
    HEADLINES THIS IS NOT FREEDOM OF PRESS

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  3. Are journalists taught that words have meaning?

    Or that there exists a range of words to express the nuances of situations.

    Or are they only taught about hyperbole: over-state · over-emphasise · over-stress · overestimate · overvalue · magnify · amplify · aggrandise · inflate · embellish · embroider · colour · elaborate · over-elaborate · oversell, exaggerate

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  4. We need a ”Tsunami of people to never buy these propaganda rags and in fact looks like many are not, the number of ‘news’ (lol) papers left on the shelves late evening is well, huge, a ‘Tsunami’ of daily rags now have to be dumped, excellent.

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  5. GET A CAMPAIGN AGAINST THIS RAG
    THEY SEEM TO THINK AS THEY ARE AN ENGLISH PAPER
    THEY CAN COMMENT ABUSIVELY ON ANY SCOTTISH MATTERS

    WE DO NOT WELCOME LIES AND MISQUOTES
    THEY LIED ABOUT THE SCOT WHO WON HUGE LOTTO
    SAYING HE BLEW ALL HIS MONEY FOOLISHLY

    THE REAL TRUTH (which is alien to them)
    HE SUPPORTED MANY CHARITIES AND FOOTBALL TEAMS
    FINANCIALLY
    AND MANY CHARITIES

    THEY SHOULD BE SUE FOR ALL THESE DISGUSTING HEADLINES

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