I’m still standing in for Lisa Summers

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BBC Radio Scotland - The Janice Forsyth Show, Lisa Summers sits in
NHS Tayside is dysfunctional? Yeah!!!

Back in November, when hospital-onset Covid infections ‘soared’ to a tenth of that in NHS England, BBC Scotland’s Health Correspondent, Lisa Summers, was all excited, tweeting and ghost-writing the above:

But, since January, when levels began to fall, she decided that falling levels were not in the public interest and I’ve had to step in to cover for her.

Here are this week’s figures:

Figure 1 is an epidemic curve of COVID-19 cases with first positive specimen taken during an inpatient stay. The length of the bars are the counts of COVID-19 cases during each week, from week ending 1 March 2020 to week ending 28 February 2021, with the bars broken down by hospital onset status: non-hospital onset (day 1 or 2 of in-patient stay), indeterminate hospital onset, probable hospital onset and definite hospital onset. The chart shows a steep increase in overall cases and definite hospital onset cases until a peak on week ending 5 April. This is followed by a decline in overall cases and definite hospital onset cases since this peak; few cases were observed during July and August. An increase has been observed in overall and definite hospital onset cases since week ending 30 August, plateauing towards the end of 2020. The chart shows a further increase in overall and definite hospital onset cases from week ending 3 January 2021 to a peak on week ending 17 January. This is followed by a decline in overall and definite hospital onset cases.
https://beta.isdscotland.org/find-publications-and-data/population-health/covid-19/hospital-onset-covid-19-cases-in-scotland/

From NHS Scotland today:

  • 22 (0.5%) were reported as probable hospital onset (first positive specimen on days 8 to 14 of admission to NHS board). In the previous week (week ending 21 February 2021) there were 31 (0.5 %).
  • 30 (0.7%) were reported as definite hospital onset (first positive specimen date was 15 or more days after admission to NHS board). In the previous week (week ending 21 February 2021) there were 60 (1.0%).

NHS England: Levels now low because nobody is bothering to collect them.

BBC Radio Scotland - The Janice Forsyth Show, Lisa Summers sits in
NHS Tayside is dysfunctional? Yeah!!!

13 thoughts on “I’m still standing in for Lisa Summers

  1. Brigadoon-General Hi Jack is to take Scotland to the Supreme Court to prevent our children gaining UNCRC rights in domestic law.

    That’ll be a law passed by a legal system guaranteed autonomy in international law.

    Even our children aren’t safe from Tory power grabs.
    Probably all have to get a Union jack tattoo.

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    1. In any other arena, taking a neighbouring government to court, for ensuring the rights of children are written into law, would for sure be a huge vote loser…

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  2. Providing Scottish children with UNCRC rights provides a platform for the full incorporation of human rights obligations into Scots law. Which would significantly undermine Westminster’s claim to legal authority over Scotland, and reduce the capacity of Scottish Tories to express their generally anti-social nature. So what’s not to like about that? πŸ™‚

    https://www.academia.edu/5908596/Considerations_of_Vulnerability_from_Principles_to_Action_in_the_Case_Law_of_the_European_Court_of_Human_Rights

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