As the first signs emerge of success in controlling the latest outbreaks, only in Scotland, in numbers and graphs easily available to make you feel stronger, BBC Scotland have other numbers for you throughout today:
17 wards closed to new admissions
Treating more than 600 cases
Over half of all
21 significant incidents of healthcare-acquired infections
Eleven hundred patients
Three thousand reports of house parties
40% found breaches of the rules
More than 420 fines
I gather some folk are making themselves worse, perhaps dying, because they fear going to hospital. See the one about healthcare-acquired infections? Is that a high number? What percentage is it? Why not tell us that if you must tell us that dangerous number at all?
Perhaps some folk are thinking why should they bother following the rules when so many clearly are not.
Remember these reports are the result of editorial decisions. They are only ‘the news‘ once selected from the hundreds of stories out there. There’s a reason why these were pushed into your homes. Editors in other parts of the world are behaving differently.
Have a look at RTE and the Irish press. They have half the death-rate despite even higher infection levels. Indeed most European countries do.