The latest data published by the National Records of Scotland on 12th January 2023 is as follows:
- As of 8th January 2023, there have been a total of 16,465 deaths registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate.
- In week 01 there were 81 deaths involving COVID-19 (13 more than the previous week).
- The provisional total number of all deaths registered in Scotland in week 01 of 2023 (2nd to 8th January) was 1,491 (133 or 10% above the 5-year average).
Those figures in more detail:
Age 15 – 44: 1 death, Male
Age 45 – 64: 3 deaths, 1 Female, 2 Male
Age 65 – 74: 18 deaths, 12 Female, 6 Male
Age 75 – 84: 17 deaths, 7 Female, 10 Male
Age 85+ : 42 deaths, 21 Female, 21 Male
There were 18 Covid related deaths in Care Homes, 2 at Home/Non Institutional Setting and 61 in Hospital.
There are a total of 1,491 deaths due to all causes, an excess over the 5 year average of 133 deaths.
Of the 81 deaths involving Covid , Covid was the underlying cause in 57 of them.
There were 180 deaths due to Respiratory causes, an excess of 102 deaths over a 5 year average.
‘Of the 81 deaths involving Covid , Covid was the underlying cause in 57 of them.
There were 180 deaths due to Respiratory causes, an excess of 102 deaths over a 5 year average.’
If those ratios do not make politicians – and the public – wonder whether it was such a clever idea to abandon mask wearing completely… I don’t know what could.
‘There were 18 Covid related deaths in Care Homes, 2 at Home/Non Institutional Setting and 61 in Hospital.’
Leaving the sad human aspects (for the lost ones, their families and friends) aside, people do not just drop dead. In most cases health and/or care staff will have done their utmost to help them and prevent death. On top of all other crises in the NHS, each and every infection puts a strain on resources and capacity. It also increases the risk that you go into hospital and come out with more than you bargained for (if you come out at all, that is), the levels of hospital-acquired infections are far higher than they should be. Whether it is Covid, Flu or any other of those infectious respiratory diseases, they could all easily be prevented by sensible precautions.
One does not have to be a virologist or epidemiologist… simple maths and some common sense should tell us, that our behaviour should be more responsible if we do not want to destroy the NHS (almost there) and are not willing to accept preventable deaths as collateral damage of a false freedom.
Humans are “social beings”. Being social does not only mean “mingling” without a care in the world, it also means a social responsibility.