In the Herald today, Iain Macwhirter writes:
As the Herald’s coverage of the latest Aberdeen outbreak confirms, track and trace has lost its way there.
That’s both untrue and offensive to all the hard-working members of the team. How about some facts?
On the Aberdeen outbreak:
Of the people identified as requiring contact tracing only 3 individuals out of 925 could not be contacted. In other words, teams traced 99.7% of those positive cases which is quite a remarkable achievement. Based on that work, the teams also traced more than 5,000 contacts. And they have been successful in contacting 98.8% of those individuals. Again, a very important achievement indeed.
Does he mean a later outbreak? Cases are rising across the country. Let’s see how many there were in Aberdeen in the last 24 hours:
Three! The same as South Ayrshire and less than one tenth of Edinburgh. Some outbreak. How will they cope?