Scotland’s coronavirus mortality rate falls again

As of yesterday, there was one further death taking the total up to 41 and there were 139 new cases taking the total up to 1 384, in Scotland. The mortality rate is down again to 2.96% from 3.2% on the previous day. In Wales, there were 10 more deaths from 1 241 cases, takingContinue reading “Scotland’s coronavirus mortality rate falls again”

New poll puts SNP on course for record Holyrood win BECAUSE voters are not interested in Herald theories about personality clashes

The latest Panelbase poll of Holyrood voting intentions, puts the SNP at 51%, Cons at 26%, and Labour at 14%. This would give the SNP a clear majority, with 70 MSPs, and a mandate for Indyref2. The Herald’s Tom Gordonstoun is gobsmacked again (stop it!) and fails to see that voters are not supporting theContinue reading “New poll puts SNP on course for record Holyrood win BECAUSE voters are not interested in Herald theories about personality clashes”

Deaths and cases DOWN but don’t worry, the Herald can make up some bad news for you

Herald staff: ‘Oh no! only 1 death, DOWN from 8, and 139 new cases DOWN from 186! What can we do? I know, let’s ignore the key points and make up something laughably negative.’ ‘Wait, hold the presses! We need a picture of Sturgeon in there!’

BBC UK and England helping to hide the emerging coronavirus disaster?

Living in Scotland, Northern Ireland or Wales and want to know the up-to-date figures for coronavirus cases and deaths? Your public service broadcaster is there for you. No need to click and read down the page. The numbers are there upfront. Want to quickly see the figures for England or for the UK as aContinue reading “BBC UK and England helping to hide the emerging coronavirus disaster?”

Is the UK government’s handling of covid-19 yet more UK exceptionalism,like Brexit?

From sam Is the UK government’s handling of covid-19 yet more UK exceptionalism,like Brexit? http://www.progressivepulse.org/ireland/covid-19-in-great-britain-and-northern-ireland “The “exceptionalist” approach of HMG was a combination of a variety of factors. I suspect primarily the need to show the world that British exceptionalism was indeed real – that the UK was truly World-Leading. This seems to have backfired,Continue reading “Is the UK government’s handling of covid-19 yet more UK exceptionalism,like Brexit?”

Cheer up everyone! This is not about a virus: Talking-up Scotland reporter hears Times reporter, fresh from Salmond case, called ‘pervy’ on train to Husband’s Bosworth

Fresh from stalking Alex Salmond’s admittedly ‘creepy’ defence lawyer on the Glasgow to Edinburgh train, the ‘research assistant’ for Times Sexual Abuse Correspondent, Jason Allardyce, ‘Miles’ (16), was overheard by our reporter ‘Jimmy’ (87), on the Edinburgh to London train stopping at Husbands Bosworth. ‘Miles’ said of his boss: ‘All he is interested in isContinue reading “Cheer up everyone! This is not about a virus: Talking-up Scotland reporter hears Times reporter, fresh from Salmond case, called ‘pervy’ on train to Husband’s Bosworth”

What is the survival rate for coronavirus patients in NHS Scotland’s intensive care?

In the Observer this morning: ‘The mortality rate for patients put in intensive care after being infected with Covid-19 is running at close to 50%, a report has revealed. Data from the Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre (ICNARC) showed that of 165 patients treated in critical care in England, Wales and Northern Ireland since theContinue reading “What is the survival rate for coronavirus patients in NHS Scotland’s intensive care?”

Updated: Don’t panic. Read this graph

Thanks to Ann Forbes for sending me this and to Contrary form reminding me! All help appreciated as I approach my 70th year (69). This is an antidote to many of the other graphs going around which would have you packing you camper van, the Citroen Campylobacter Scenic 409, and heading for the hills. WhileContinue reading “Updated: Don’t panic. Read this graph”

Tragedy as UK coronavirus deaths climb to three times the rate per capita of that in Scotland

There have been seven further deaths in Scotland since Friday, down one from the previous day and up from 3 and 6 on Wednesday and Thursday respectively. The mortality rate at 3.2% has been almost constant in this period. NHS staff take great credit for this. There is no sign, for the moment, of theContinue reading “Tragedy as UK coronavirus deaths climb to three times the rate per capita of that in Scotland”

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