Questions concerning the Scottish Governments response to COVID-19 and testing: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

1. the number of covid infections for sept 2020 oct 2020 and to this date nov 2020
2. out of 100 000 case how many were false positives
3. are false positives added to the daily count
4. if they are not then how do you know so quickly
5. out of the all the cases since just after the snp took no notice of the nike conference how many total cases
6. of these how many were false positives
7. of the total cases how many have died of covid 19 ( fully provable not covid related because that is not a valid statistic) only certain death by covid 19
8. is it true you are bundling all flu, colds etc together for you to up the figures ( we all know that carona viruses are many and generally not a big wow)
9. are you counting deaths of people that had cancer , or other underlying medical conditions to support the high figures
10. are yous ever gonna tell us the truth
11. why is it one law for one and not for another
12. were scotlands hospitals at anytime overflowing with covid cases ( much evendence to the contrary)”


The answers to the questions are attached in Annex A.


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