The Herald has often written campaigning pieces on behalf of teachers, pushing for early vaccination, school closures and other special measures for them in the pandemic in an effort to undermine Scottish Government strategies.
Some time ago, I pointed to research showing they were at relatively low risk of infection or harm compared to bus drivers and security guards.
Today, even BBC Scotland opens its report on recent research, accurately:
Scotland’s teachers were not at greater risk of admission to hospital from Covid compared to the general population, a study has found.
Research by Public Health Scotland and the University of Glasgow suggests the risk was no higher than other adults.
While schools were mostly closed, teachers were 50% less likely than the general working population to be admitted to hospital.
When schools were open, the risk in both groups was similar.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-58416167
The numerically sneaky among you will have spotted an opportunity in the change from ‘50% less likely’ when closed, to ‘similar’ when open. Yes, that’s how they got the headline.
Then they open with:
TEACHERS’ risk of being hospitalised with Covid more than doubled after remote learning ended and schools in Scotland reopened for the autumn term last year, according to a new study.
Researchers also found that teachers working in secondary schools were more likely to end up in hospital with the virus than those working in primary or nursery school settings.https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/19552494.teachers-risk-hospitalised-covid-doubled-schools-returned/
Shocking, from ‘the guardians of young morals?’