Opinion: From our Readers - What about Scottish role in swine flu story?

I would like to express my disappointment at the incomplete nature of your article 'The Story of Swine Flu' (Features, 13 November).

This purports to be an in-depth feature on 'UK media coverage and official communications around the swine flu pandemic to date', but contains absolutely no mention of Scotland. This is despite the fact that the first UK swine flu victims were in Scotland and we have had a disproportionate number of cases relative to population.

Scotland has a completely separate NHS and devolved government. Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon has been an international spokesperson on the pandemic and the issue has generated acres of coverage across all media platforms in Scotland.

Yet there is zero mention of any of this in your so-called 'UK' article.

This does not reflect the high standards of journalism to which I am accustomed from PR Week.

Claire Munro, press and public affairs manager, Scottish Federation of Housing Associations.

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