98% of pregnant women hospitalised with Covid are unvaccinated but Stalker and Baillie want more

In another oh-so-typical BBC Scotland story of one disgruntled patient used to imply a wider crisis of some kind, we hear:

Jemma McDonald was due to begin IVF almost five years after she and her partner started trying to have a baby.

Two days before Christmas, the 25-year-old discovered she could no longer be treated because she was unvaccinated.

The Scottish government has deferred fertility treatment for all patients who are not fully vaccinated – unless they are waiting to become eligible for a booster.

It said the decision was based on uncertainty about how pregnant women were affected by the Omicron variant amid rising cases.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-59914425

McDonald is yet another product of the Fiona Stalker school of stalker-journalism at BBC Scotland Drivetime, where tweets are used to attract complainants. Labour’s Jackie Baillie was then platformed to suggest that ‘no attempt had been made to understand individual circumstances,’ by the SNP Government, it seems.

There’s no sign of this key advice from the UK Government:

Getting the vaccine is one of the most vital ways in which you can protect yourself and your baby from COVID-19, which can be really dangerous for pregnant women – of those pregnant women in hospital with symptomatic COVID-19, 98% are unvaccinated.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/unvaccinated-mothers-urge-pregnant-women-to-get-jabbed

Finally, returning the carefully worded 5-year wait before treatment. Did BBC Scotland check out the data for IVF treatment this year?

The 90% standard was met, with all [100%] patients attending a screening appointment within 52 weeks from referral. 99.7% of patients waited 39 weeks or less to be screened, similar to the previous quarter (99.4%).

https://www.publichealthscotland.scot/publications/ivf-waiting-times-in-scotland/ivf-waiting-times-in-scotland-quarter-ending-30-september-2021/

4 thoughts on “98% of pregnant women hospitalised with Covid are unvaccinated but Stalker and Baillie want more

  1. Getting fertility treatment on the SNHS, at 25, is quite an achievement. Many women were expected to wait longer for treatment. Women can conceive until 40+ years. The older the women (men) the more health problems. The most fertile time for men and women to conceive is 18 to 24 years.

    The trend now is to have children later at 30. Before the pill/contraception it was 20 years. Scotland needs an increased population. Westminster policies depopulated Scotland. The Clearances. the Oil revenues going south to fund London S/E. London S/E they totally congested. Scotland less densely populated. The North/South divide.

    Japan is one of the most densely place in the world.

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  2. I assume , given the statement that vaccination is a necessity before treatment , this patient will NOW seek a jag ?
    I am as sure Jackie Baillie will have passed this info on to the patient too as she is obviously intimately involved in this case !

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  3. “Finally, returning the carefully worded 5-year wait before treatment. Did BBC Scotland check out the data for IVF treatment this year?”

    Sneaky.
    The implication is that she’s been waiting 5 years for treatment (Baaaaaaaaad SNP). In fact, it’s 5 years since they started trying for a baby.

    There doesn’t seem to be any mention of how long they’ve waited for IVF. I’m assuming, not very long – which is why she didn’t realise she’d need a vaccination. As James says above, presumably, she’ll go and get vaccinated now she knows.

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