PREMIUM: You are FAR FAR LESS likely to catch Covid iN a Scottish hospital

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Fed by Jackie ‘Trident’ Baillie, the SOS fails to inform us accurately on hospital-onset cases of Covid.

It’s true, the number of definite and probable cases of hospital-onset cases was on the week ending 17th January at the highest it has been. BUT, at that time, hospitalisations had been increasing for nearly a month, to twice the level they had been a month before.

So, there were more cases because there were more patients. When we see the data for hospital onset infections after the current fall in admissions, what do we think might happen?


BUT, more important, what is the actual percentage? Well, 2.1% of all patients were definitely found to have caught Covid in hospital while 1% were probable cases.

How does that compare. Well, of course, NHS England have been covering up the facts BUT:

Back in October 2020, the Centre for Evidence-based Medicine at Oxford put the rate at between 18% and 23%.

The rate in Scotland then was around 1%.

I contacted the researchers recently and asked for a more recent update. They said they would be updating but have not published anything newer.

The Ongoing Problem of UK Hospital Acquired Infections

More recently, on January 20th 2021, the Daily Mail reported:

Thousands of ‘probable’ cases of Covid caught in hospitals in NHS England have been excluded from official figures.  Health officials calculating the rate of cases in hospital settings omitted instances where patients contracted coronavirus between seven and 14 days after admission – despite the fact the virus has an incubation period of up to six days in 95 per cent of cases. This practice goes directly against official advice to staff to categorised these cases as ‘hospital onset’ infections, and allowed NHS England to claim that its ‘nosocomial rates – referring to Covid patients infected in hospital – are down to as little as 7.7 per cent.

I think that’s clear.

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4 thoughts on “PREMIUM: You are FAR FAR LESS likely to catch Covid iN a Scottish hospital

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  2. This is from HSJ on 16 January 2021

    “Our analysis of NHS England data shows that 3,813 covid cases in hospital in the week to 10 January were likely to have been hospital acquired.

    Probable hospital-acquired covid cases in the latest week rose by 46 per cent on the week before, when 2,610 cases were detected, and by 52 per cent on the total on 20 December.

    The rate of cases likely to be nosocomial was 15 per cent, down from the recent peak of nearly a quarter in mid December, however. It came as admissions from the community continued to soar during the third wave.

    There have been significant rises in probable hospital-acquired covid at several acute trusts where rates have doubled or even tripled in the latest NHSE data.

    Likely hospital-acquired covid cases trebled or more at trusts including: University Hospitals Dorset FT, where they rose from 23 in the week to 3 January to 87 in the latest week (28 per cent of cases); East Sussex Health Care Trust, from 27 cases to 86 in the latest week (31.7 per cent of cases), and at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust, where they increased from 23 to 69 (35.9 per cent of cases).”


    1. Simples
      Quite simply EHNS hospitals are petri dishes
      And culture labs for covid 19 and not only so for such but many other
      Pathogenic deadly bugs
      It is perfectly normal and expected that no matter for what reason that you enter a hospital
      That it safe and life saving
      Not so in The Land of Plague and Despair
      Where hope and glory is but a distant memory

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  3. How to put the heebie jeebies into folks about the risk of going into hospital should they need to. The anti Scot ScotsMAN doesn’t care though. Dread to think what would be the situation in Scottish hospitals if the Labour party was in charge again, remember the terrible infection rates when they had out sourced cleaning services in SNHS, which actually cost lives and must have cost money as well. Despicable.

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