From Brenda Steele:
Tweeted by the excellent MSM_Monitor and prompting me to look at it by the also excellent YESIndyref 2 linklist site
BBC Scotland is running another ‘England good/Scotland bad’ Covid attack. Styled as a ‘BBC investigation’ it reports there are no clinics for ‘long Covid’ in Scotland. There aren’t any in England either, they’re being set up. We’re preparing too but it doesn’t fit the narrative.
There was a Question at the FM Briefing about that. It was Derek Healy from the Courier – Question number 9 (of 14)
This is from him in the Courier.
Long Covid: ‘We will probably need specialist clinics’.
Professor Jason Leitch said:
He “would not be at all surprised” if some people require ongoing hospital treatment to recover from so-called long Covid.
Leitch also said a lot more, an awful lot more such as until we know more about the effects of Covid19 and what specialities we need, we shouldn’t spend the money on clinics that might not provide what is needed.
Question 2, from Colm White STV, was on the Test & Protect coding error and was taken from a Wednesday parliamentary question:
Jeane Freeman has denied a “coding error” that masked the fact Scotland’s contract tracing system was five times less effective than previously claimed led to an increased spread of coronavirus.
The health secretary was accused of “defending the indefensible” on Wednesday as she faced a grilling from MSPs over the blunder, which led to an overestimation of the number of people traced within 24 hours of a contact testing positive for Covid-19.
The real figures, first reported by The Scottish Sun, showed the system performing up to five times worse than previously thought, with contact tracing taking longer than 72 hours to complete in some cases.
So how come our follow up rate is 97% after correction? What is the rate in England?
I’ll be asking Travelling Tabby about how that error affected our Trace and Test Performance.