In the Herald yesterday, we heard from Scotland in Union‘s only health expert that he is confident the Scottish Government’s strategy will ‘see off‘ the virus by the end of the year. The Herald’s health correspondent, Helen McArdle, had clearly hoped the professor would be more pessimistic after the massive spike in cases on Friday taking it up to a tiny fragment of that in England and the evidence of the SNP Government failing to get cases down to zero for some weeks now.
Professor of bacteriology, Hugh Pennington’s comments in the Herald stand in stark contrast to those of the virologist Hugh Pennington, in the Scotsman on the same day. Pennington, the second one, insists it’s ‘too early‘ to call the SNP strategy a success.
The Pennington twins’ sponsor, Scotland in Union, has reportedly had an emergency meeting to consider putting one or both of them out to grass and to seek a replacement. No particular knowledge, of anything really, will be necessary.