The number of Covid infections caught in hospitals has begun to decline (end January 2020) but don’t expect our media to be interested now. Caitlin and others were much interested when they were going up but she’s onto something else now.
Why do they increase? I bet it’s that SNP not providing enough nurses or cleaners.
Well, you’ll see from the two graphs, hospital-onset infections started to climb at the end of September 2020 as admissions increased. More patients, more infection. Who’d a thunk?
The same thing happened in the first wave. Admissions start to fall at the end of April and, as if by magic, hospital infections did too.
I used to be a primary teacher. I rate that concept teachable at P4, age 9.
It’d be P6, age 10 though, before I’d explain the percentages. So, it’s 2% to 3% definite cases and around 2% probable cases at the peak.
NHS England has solved its problem with reports of up to 25% in October of all cases hospital-onset, compared to 1% in Scotland, by just not recording that anymore.