‘SCOTLAND REMAINS the envy of its UK counterparts’ was not the news

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/934014/bovinetb-statsnotice-monthly-11nov20.pdf

I missed this at the time, in The Scottish Farmer, August 16th. As far as I can see nowhere in the MSM thought it news worth sharing.

Here’s what they said:

SCOTLAND REMAINS the envy of its UK counterparts in its efforts to eradicate bovine Tuberculosis (bTB), however, a post-EU era presents a new farming landscape and farmers have been urged not to get complacent in their efforts to control the disease. Scotland was officially granted bovine TB free status (OTF) from the EU in 2009 and with the exception of a few isolated incidents in the south-west and north-east parts of the country, this has stood strong for over a decade.

https://www.thescottishfarmer.co.uk/news/18648750.maintaining-scotlands-bovine-tuberculosis-free-status-long-term/

I’m reminded, leaping from one species to another like a virus, of this by reader Legerwood:

SCOTLAND LOSES ITS MEASLES-FREE STATUS DESPITE BEING MEASLES-FREE

With independence Scotland would be coloured blue.

By Legerwood

The UK is losing its measles free status. For UK read England mainly. Matt Hancock, UK Health Secretary, talking at the weekend of compulsory immunisation of children before they start school. The immunisation figures for England are not great.

Here are the most recent figures for childhood immunisation in Scotland published 24th September 2019 by ISD Scotland

Childhood Immunisation Statistics Scotland

Uptake rates remain high in Scotland; over 95% of children had received each routine immunisation by the time they were 12 months of age, apart from rotavirus vaccine, which had 93.5% uptake.

Rotavirus vaccine helps to protect young children from infection that causes severe diarrhoea and vomiting. This vaccine should be given within the strict age limits of first dose before 15 weeks and second dose before 24 weeks of age. This short time window explains the slightly lower uptake rate.

The vast majority of children received their booster vaccines by 24 months of age; Hib/MenC (94.5%), Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) (94.4%), MenB (93.7%).

Almost 94% of children had the first dose of MMR vaccine by 24 months of age. This rose to 97.0% for children who reached age five in the quarter ending June 2019, exceeding the 95% target.

Uptake of the second dose of MMR vaccine by five years was 91.3%, rising to 93.4% by age six years.

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6 thoughts on “‘SCOTLAND REMAINS the envy of its UK counterparts’ was not the news”

  1. England is indeed
    The Land of Despair and Disease
    As opposed to
    Hope and Glory
    Someone please alert and canvas the church authorities
    To dispatch missionaries and the sisters of mercy forthwith

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  2. Had the data for Scottish Herds been similar to even the average levels in England or Wales, you can be sure that the media would have been demanding ‘heads must roll’.

    In the ‘Low ‘category for Wales, the increase was greater than 100%, because if the initial number is low the percentage increase is likely to be high – but the new number might well be in the ‘manageable’ range. Had the Scottish increase been a ‘big’ number – e.g more than 10%, the media would have been hysterical. The word ‘tsunami’ would be overwhelming us!!

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  3. Scotland is only allowed to be inferior to England. The EngGov fool the people of England as well, into believing they are superior when their government and country (cabal of law breakers) is the laughing stock of the world!
    The sense of entitlement and air of superiority, we are the bestest in the world (cringe) is about to come crashing down, god knows what will happen then, people in England might get angry. The media will blame Scotland, Brexit looms, things are looking just fantabulous for 2021, not!
    When England goes to war, they take Scotland with them even when the Scots reject that war, Scotland is dragged down and viewed as war mongering by other countries by the simple fact it is shackled to war mongering England. The EngGov wanted to impose the follow my lead re Covid, ‘four nation’ approach, had the ScotGov pandered to their whim, the consequences do not bear thinking about.

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  4. England’s coo’s are fu’ o’ germs,
    Scotland’s coo’s are free.
    They don’t cause ye onnae herm.
    England’s beef get Union flags.
    Get sold in Union shoppin’ bags!
    Tae Scottish Toady glee!

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