What would you report the data on first, the first or the second dose vaccines? The whole population including all of those at risk or just the adult population?
The first and the whole population? Nope. The Herald decides to answer the second part of the question first:
So, third eh? Disappointing, though we do just sneak into second place for the first dose in these tables where, typically, the data for England are only estimates. Why can’t or won’t they report the actual number jagged? Regular readers will know of NHS England’s longstanding preference for fiddling A&E data or just not reporting hospital onset infection levels.
Had the Herald reported on whole population data they’d have been able to praise NHS Scotland for increasingly leaving NHS England lagging behind:
And for the whole population Scotland is ahead of England too:
Herald editor: That’s not in the public interest.