When Sir Prof John Curtice had trouble with the Covid helpline last week it was front page news. You’d think someone like him, who knows about statistical samples and significance, might have realised his single case might be too wee a sample but no, too important for that, he went straight to the media.
Back in February, it was rabid Unionist, Ian Rankin, author of the Rubbish series, whose son was ‘forgotten’ by the vaccine programme.
Several wrote to me in response praising the same helpline. Might the MSM have reported those?
Today, we have another one, one, in the Herald:
A woman who moved to Scotland from England says she was left “at her wit’s end” trying to chase a missing vaccine appointment through the national Covid helpline. Paola Rizzato, 48, was overlooked for her first vaccination despite registering with a GP surgery immediately after arriving in Glasgow with her husband, a healthcare worker, in March.
Here’s a thought or two:
Why didn’t she contact her GP again? Or her MSP or MP office? Why straight to the Herald?
Was it the GP’s failure rather than the helpline per se? Is the GP an in-law of Anas Sarwar or Monica Lennon’s cousin?
What percentage out of the thousands vaccinated every day are ‘overlooked?’ Less than 0.1%?
What kind of reporting is the above?
Is Paolo the Lib Dem activist who nominated a candidate in the East Sussex County Council elections in 2017? https://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/media/8235/nop-lewes.pdf