In what is, of course, largely a commercially driven tactic, the Herald offers us this morning nothing to help us understand anything.
Whether this is a deliberate or just lazy habitual pattern, it does, of course, contribute to the vain attempts to weaken the appeal of the SNP Government at this difficult time for the Union.
There are 46 major wards in the above hospital. In the middle of a pandemic, one has, ‘the Herald understands‘ closed in a precautionary move to control the spread of a virus.
The Health Board has not contacted the media with an alert, for the obvious reason that they are in control and to do so might scare patients away from attending planned treatments in the other 45 wards.
The Herald clearly cares little for this. Once more they reveal the lack of quality in their reporting and the lack of trust they merit.
Not satisfied with their little scare campaign, they cluster with reports based on two single cases from dentists, fed to them for ulterior motives, not ‘investigated’, telling us nothing about the wider situation, and a report from an academic. Prof Bell may be uncomfortable to find his report just picked up and stuck onto the Herald’s cluster to make up the numbers and complete the row of bad news.