It’s not ‘The News’ if we don’t like it

Herald

Scotsman

After many months of opposition politicians, platformed across the Scottish media, attempting to blame hospital discharges into care homes for subsequent outbreaks and deaths there, an independent report finds that these were not statistically significant and that other factors especially care home size were far more important.

https://www.gov.scot/news/hospital-to-care-home-discharge-data-published/

The larger care homes are, of course, owned privately.

The Scottish study follows earlier reports from Public Health Wales, Public health England, the ONS and from the voluntary sector provider BHA, all saying the same thing and, in most, pointing to the over-use of agency staff in large privately owned care homes, as the major cause.

The reporting today, including the appalling question in the briefing from an STV brat reporter attempting to still blame the First Minister, has been one of the most striking examples of the propaganda they will resort to.

BBC Scotland have ignored the news they did not want to hear and extracted and distorted anything they can use to still somehow associate the deaths with the Scottish Government. They, above, seem to think that discharging the patients remains a sin even though it has now been shown that they caused little or no harm.

The Herald has pretended that the report just didn’t happen. Maybe it will go away?

One more nail in their coffins?

8 thoughts on “It’s not ‘The News’ if we don’t like it”

  1. Hmm, & here we go, ‘Coronavirus Scotland’. Has Covid19 been renamed? Does the BritNat media call it, ‘Coronavirus England’?
    The tradegy is that Scotland is still shackled to a very right wing, undemocratic, thieving, self serving next door neighbour, which means that Scotland has mountains to climb to offset the BritNat lies and propaganda, given that 100% of the BritNat media are anti SNP.
    I started reading this the other day, not finished it yet. Scary indeed.
    If you can bear to read the longer article he publsihed in 2017, it’s interesting, plausible, but not all has turned out as predicted perhaps re pandemic?
    https://gaslightinggilligan.com/

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  2. “… an independent report finds that these were not statistically significant and that other factors especially care home size were far more important.”

    A paper issued in July this year by researchers from the universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, and by NHS Lothian staff, examined Covid-19 outbreaks in 189 care homes in the Lothian Health Board area. It concluded:

    “… the only care-home characteristics statistically significantly associated with the presence of an outbreak was number of beds.”

    https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.07.09.20149583v1

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