What’s the figure of speech – feeding frenzy, pile-on? This is way over the score. One woman makes a mistake but, in the wider context, by no means the biggest any politician or public figure has made recently.
By their decisions, Boris Johnson and the university leaders have caused the infection of thousands. Many will get long-covid and some will die because of their actions. Margaret Ferrier may have infected a tiny number and some of them may get sick. Will her actions have killed even one? Unlikely.
BBC Scotland have chosen to write 5 different reports on this one woman, including Sarah Smith’s usual miscalculation of the effects on the First Minister.
I predict, zero effect on SNP support. Check the next few polls.