I’ve had to sort out this BBC story and correct the headline to reflect the really important news they’d buried deep in it.
After endless whinges by businesses leader and a complete failure to understand the need to prioritise public health outcomes so that you can then really open up the economy, we find this at the very end, almost buried where few readers go:
‘Crunch’ down on virus
Prof Devi Sridhar, chairwoman of Global Public Health at Edinburgh University and a Scottish government adviser, said measures to “really crunch” down on the virus were the best way to help the economy.
“We have got to eliminate as much as possible to the lowest level of this virus because that is how we will reopen our economy,” she told Sky News’ Sophy Ridge on Sunday.
“Scotland was already running a lower infection rate but to go into quite a harsh lockdown over the holiday period, to extend the school holidays, to really try to get those numbers low, I think, I would hope the rest of the UK would follow that model, which is we have got to really crunch this.”
There’s no need to read the other stuff.