Shooting Fish in a Barrel 2, as 99% catch Covid outside hospitals

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Shooting fish in a barrel? See my previous post on this.

This is the second of three BBC Scotland reports today going for NHS Scotland in a vain attempt to undermine it and, of course, the SNP Government.

Missing among other factors, too many to mention, is the usual lack of context to help you understand what the data actually mean for anyone going into hospital, with relatives in hospital or for all of us, justifiably as citizens, deserving the full picture.

First, 99% of those in hospital in October 2021, caught it before admission, in the community or perhaps in a nightclub.

Second, hospital-acquired Covid was much lower in Scotland’s hospitals, even in the first wave:

Third, far fewer caught Covid in Scottish hospitals, over the pandemic:

Fourth, NHS England fiddled the figures:

Bang! Splash!

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5 thoughts on “Shooting Fish in a Barrel 2, as 99% catch Covid outside hospitals

  1. Perhaps, people with severe covid should be placed in nightclubs, because the virologists, epidemiologists and public health experts who work in the hospitality industry are clearly far better qualified to look after them than nurses and doctors.

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  2. I’m a retired procurator fiscal and I can tell you that there is nothing sinister about the Crown Office investigating deaths linked to Covid. These were sudden, unexpected deaths. The PF investigates that type of death as a matter of routine in order to exclude the possibility that a crime has been committed or that there is a matter of public health and safety that needs to be considered.

    In the event of significant numbers of deaths which may be linked (e.g. because of Covid) it is normal to investigate them as a group and, if appropriate, hold a group Fatal Accident Inquiry.

    So nothing to see here.

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