From the BBC:
Five residents of a care home in south-west Scotland have died following an outbreak of Covid-19.
A total of 12 deaths of care home residents confirmed to have had Covid-19 were reported to the Care Inspectorate between 5 to 11 October – about 5% of all care home deaths in that period.
See that 5%? Only 5%?
Care homes for the elderly, sadly but predictably, see death often. A population almost entirely around the normal life expectancy must inevitably have a high death rate.
That only 1 in 20 ‘had‘ Covid-19 does not suggest that things are out of control. We do not even know from that if any died ‘because of‘ the virus.
Given the above, what purpose does this BBC Scotland report serve? To inform or to scare into irrational behaviour?