Any wean can add up wee numbers to make a bigger one for a headline. Any wean doing Media Studies or not doing Media Studies will know that numbers add up to nothing unless you put them in context. They don’t, of course.
Editor  to Conor :
216? Is that a lot? Do you think the figure for England might be interesting? You’ve heard lots about Scotland not doing any better so how many infections did they have in the last 7 days?
Cub Reporter, Conor :
The 7 day average was 832 cases last week and they’ve got 10 times the population so they’ve got a lower infection rate? Told you!
Hold it, son. That means an average of 832 EVERY day or 5 824 in the last seven days. You said you had Nat 5 Maths at the interview, I seem to remember.
Yeh, but, still, ten times the population?
Yes, ten times 216 or 2 160 cases of infection if the rate was the same in England?
But it was 5 824? Yes?
So the rate in England per capita, pro rata, per head of population, is roughly home many times higher?
5 824 divided by 2 160?
You need a calculator?
Roughly? Oh FFS it’s nearly THREE times higher even after a spike in Aberdeen.
Get me a coffee.