Why is Scottish scientist leading race to find coronavirus vaccine not big news in Scotland?

The Times does manage to refer to her as a Scot and BBC UK includes this, well down the page in their report.


But, BBC Scotland, TV and website, find no interest in this positive image of a Scot that might give us all a wee boost early in the morning. Here’s how they want us to see ourselves:

Twenty years of battling vaccines and creator of several successful ones, would Dr Broderick be a fine role model for young Scottish girls and women? Nope. Maybe if Dr Broderick were to have been killed abroad, preferably by an elephant, or even better to have killed someone herself, she’d be of more interest.

2 thoughts on “Why is Scottish scientist leading race to find coronavirus vaccine not big news in Scotland?

  1. Par for the course, John. Credit where credit’s due – except for anything or anyone Scottish.

    Spurred on by your screenshot of BBC this morning I thought I’d pursue the principal ‘scare’ of the morning viz. “Dry, hot summers could become ‘norm’ in Scotland”.

    We are told that ‘researchers’ from Edinburgh and Oxford have concluded that Scotland, presumably in isolation, can expect Saharan summers from now on. Catastrophe is definiteyl implied and we should all be suitably frightened for the wellbeing of our grandchildren. Unfortunately, the newspiece contains a link which leads to the synopsis of the conclusions of the group.

    This summary indicates that the research consisted largely the temperatue data from the hot spell we had in the summer of 2018 being compared with heatwaves of the past century and plugged into a couple of climate change computer models to see what came out at the end – which was: There’s really nothing to worry about in Scotland as far as hot summers are concerned but, just in case, it would be a good idea to look at infrastructure (presumably water reservoir capacity) development in the future. Nobody would have thought of that, eh?

    All nonsense, but as you have pointed out repeatedly the headline has done its early morning work and we are suitably unsettled here in poor wee stupid Scotland.


  2. No asteroid impact this time William? That’s a shame. I rather liked the asteroid impact idea. A dry wasted desert it is then,,, if we were independent of course.


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