Scotland vaccinating 12-15 year-olds THREE times faster

From: Jon Musgrave:

Prof Christina Pagel, director of UCL’s Clinical Operational Research Unit blamed poor organisation. “In the week to 3 October, we vaccinated 70,000 children (2.4%) in England. In the three days from 1-3 October, we gave 470,000 booster doses. This is an organisational issue, not a supply issue. Scotland has already vaccinated 30% of its 12- to 15-year olds compared to our 9%.

So a leading health professional is stating that the Scottish NHS and government is more than 3 times as efficient as their English counterparts.

I wonder why the BBC Scotland website isn’t trumpeting this?

2 thoughts on “Scotland vaccinating 12-15 year-olds THREE times faster

  1. From Travelling Tabby today, Friday, in Scotland:

    12-15 yr olds 32% (no 2nd doses)
    *At risk 12-15 yr olds 66.5% (3.7% 2nd dose)
    16-17 yr olds 73% (12% 2nd dose)
    18-29 yr olds 77% (65% 2nd dose)
    * vaccination of this at risk group started ahead of the rest of their age group.

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  2. The ‘big important’ BBC TV News at 6pm reports the daily UK Covid statistics together with graphs. These plot value against time, the latter stretching back to the start of the pandemic. This provides ‘perspective:’ it reveals trends – albeit only for the UK in aggregate.

    Minutes later on BBC Scotland’s Reporting Scotland graphs are nowhere to be seen. With them – as is a recurring feature of BBC Scotland’s journalism – goes provision of context and perspective.

    It’s a sad reflection on BBC Scotland’s editors and producers that on public health matters during a pandemic they fail even to match the reporting on the 6pm News when it comes to informing audiences.

    Once upon a time I would have been tempted to ‘complain’. But candidly the motivation nowadays would be to find out just how the response would be crafted to ‘excuse’ BBC Scotland of anything and everything rather than any expectation of achieving a useful outcome!

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