Reporting Scotland’s health correspondent, Lisa Summers, has been troubled recently but is now back with a big smile as Scotland’s infection rate climbs above that in other parts of the UK.
I haven’t seen her so happy since hospital-onset infections climbed at the end of 2020:
She neglected of course, then, to compare with rUK as hospital-onset infections in England were running at nearly 10 times higher. When they started to fall in February 2021, I had to take over reporting the story. She was reportedly distraught:
The BBC Scotland website is currently reporting the high infection levels but not comparing with rUK. Reporting Scotland with Good Morning Scotland take the naked bias that bit further.
Reporting Scotland is, of course, not never telling us that infection levels over the whole pandemic have been much lower in Scotland:
nor that deaths have been much lower:
nor that we currently have the lowest R rate:
nor that we have been vaccinating more than England and N Ireland and are closing the gap with Wales, much-praised by it’s own BBC:
Only their protection of the Scottish Tories from tough questioning about the behaviour of their Westminster leaders is more clear evidence of their bias.