Scottish FoI Update: Covid–19 front-line deaths by occupation—Response to comments

This piece addresses concerns and criticisms raised by UK Column members on my article published on 15 September entitled Scottish FoI Update: Covid–19 front-line deaths by occupation (which was itself an update on my original article, Scottish FoI: Zero Covid deaths in working-age populations most in contact with the public, 2020–2022).


Point 1

A UK Column subscriber remarked that a part of the article was in error as it inferred that 20% of all British doctors were disabled due to ‘long Covid’. This is a valid critique of the below section of the article:

One in five doctors in the UK now disabled due to ‘long Covid’

As of 31 August 2023, a new survey shows that 20% of British doctors are now unable to work due to ‘long Covid’—and yet we see in my part of Britain, Scotland, that no doctor actually died involving the virus in 2020.

Although I never specified that all doctors in the UK were disabled due to ‘long Covid’, I do feel that it could have been made clearer in my writing that it was 20% of doctors diagnosed with ‘Long Covid’ who were unable to return to work, and not all doctors.

Many thanks to the UK Column member for pointing this out. 


Point 2

Another UK Column subscriber responded to the section of my update entitled ‘Front-Line conclusions in 2023’ and found that it was misleading as it referenced a study showing Covid ‘vaccine’ harms in health care workers from Germany and not Scotland. This is true, but I do not believe it was misleading. 

The inference I made here—a valid one—is that the German population was receiving the same makes of Covid ‘vaccines’ as the population of Scotland (Pfizer/BioNTech, AstraZeneca and Moderna), so why would the same level of harm not be present in Scottish healthcare staff? The study’s country of origin was, in my view, not particularly relevant. The section may have read better if it were written as follows:

For instance, a September 2023 study from Germany shows that 35% of 1,704 enrolled healthcare workers had to call in sick after Covid 'vaccination' and that sick leave significantly increased with each subsequent booster.

As this article was published in late 2023, I felt it was supportive of the growing realisation that healthcare staff are becoming ill due to Covid ‘vaccines’, since the timeframe is recent and more is now known about adverse reactions than in 2021.

I thank the UK Column reader for providing this feedback.


Point 3

Another UK Column subscriber thought that using yearly data to corroborate Covid ‘vaccine’ harm is not as accurate as using monthly data. I wholeheartedly agree. However, I can only write about the data I receive in my Freedom of Information responses received, which in this case was broken down by year.

I simply point out that in many cases, ‘Covid’ deaths and deaths from all causes often increase the year following mass ‘vaccinations’ against ‘Covid–19'. If the data I request and receive is by year, then I can only work with that. I have no doubt that using a monthly dataset would be a more accurate method to determine the positive and negative effects of Covid ‘vaccines’, so I do harbour a degree of frustration surrounding this. As of late 2023, I now possess some of this data and will be sharing it in due course.

I also believe I am clear in the article as regards the labelling of what constitutes a ‘Covid’ death (illustrated below): whether a given death is registered as ‘involving’ Covid or as having Covid as underlying cause or directly caused by Covid (with no known underlying conditions).

NRS Covid-19 all cause deaths and deaths 'involving' Covid

Scottish Covid–19 all-cause deaths and deaths ‘involving Covid. Source: National Records of Scotland

To sum up, I appreciated the feedback I received in relation to my article published in September 2023, and I will always welcome the opportunity to re-examine, correct or provide further clarity as needed. I will consistently endeavour to be as accurate as possible in the data I present, along with sharing some of my own thoughts about what I think the data represents. Finally, I would like to extend my thanks to UK Column for publishing my articles over the last few years. My research will continue, and UK Column looks forward to publishing more of it.

The ability to ask questions is the greatest resource in learning the truth.
—C.G. Jung


Main image: New Register House in Edinburgh (headquarters of National Records of Scotland); John Lord | licence CC BY 2.0