Only in Scotland: A Tsunami of numbers to scare us to death and weaken our resolve?

As the first signs emerge of success in controlling the latest outbreaks, only in Scotland, in numbers and graphs easily available to make you feel stronger, BBC Scotland have other numbers for you throughout today:

17 wards closed to new admissions

Treating more than 600 cases

Over half of all

21 significant incidents of healthcare-acquired infections

Eleven hundred patients

Three thousand reports of house parties

40% found breaches of the rules

More than 420 fines

83 arrests

I gather some folk are making themselves worse, perhaps dying, because they fear going to hospital. See the one about healthcare-acquired infections? Is that a high number? What percentage is it? Why not tell us that if you must tell us that dangerous number at all?

Perhaps some folk are thinking why should they bother following the rules when so many clearly are not.

Remember these reports are the result of editorial decisions. They are only ‘the news‘ once selected from the hundreds of stories out there. There’s a reason why these were pushed into your homes. Editors in other parts of the world are behaving differently.

Have a look at RTE and the Irish press. They have half the death-rate despite even higher infection levels. Indeed most European countries do.

6 thoughts on “Only in Scotland: A Tsunami of numbers to scare us to death and weaken our resolve?”

  1. Scotland musn’t diverge from England in any significant way and under no circumstances be seen to be doing things better.
    A fairly consistent agenda from the British establishment.

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  2. John In response to your 2nd last paragraph.

    “Remember these reports are the result of editorial decisions. They are only ‘the news‘ once selected from the hundreds of stories out there. There’s a reason why these were pushed into your homes. Editors in other parts of the world are behaving differently.”

    It’s not journalism is it!. The editors may have trained as journalists (I’ve no way of knowing) but they are not producing it!

    Unfortunately this response is apt for all the Scottish Media articles you expose.

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  3. Re.arrests
    I await day in a free Scotland to hear reports of Snr.management and reporters arrests
    Of ABC personnel
    And only obeying orders as a excuse will only lead a further charge

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  4. Wandering slightly O/T, it seems that BS’s Reporting Scotland’s reputation has spread. It’s been brought to the attention of such an august publication as Private Eye.

    For obvious reasons, I can’t provide a link to paper but it’s a picture on p7 of the current issue of PE (1533).

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    1. Apologies – it shows NS at the rostrum giving the daily debrief, with the BSL signer behind her giving a less than respectful gesture. Caption BBC Repoting Scotland

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