On a weekend when intensive care units in England are expected to run out of protective gowns, endangering their lives, the Herald has headlined a survey from the RCN to try to transfer this shocking situation into Scotland’s hospitals where there is no real evidence of its presence.

The survey was done between 6 and 8 days ago. Much will have changed in that time.

Only 3.6% of the RCN’s 40 000 members in Scotland bothered to respond.

A tiny self-selecting sample during a period of fast moving change is near worthless.

BBC Scotland covered the story too though in muted uncritical tones that won’t please Jackson Carlaw.

Anecdotal I know but maybe revealing: