‘As’, as in the use above, is another of those lazy little words like ‘after’ and ‘among’ that so-called journalist like to use to put ideas in your head and to suggest that something bad has happened.
You’ll remember all those folk who died after something in Glasgow’s superhospital but not because of that something?
So, the government relaxes the rules for Christmas day and bang (!) more than 1 000 people get infected. Just like that! That woman they interviewed in Glenrothes warned us that would happen as she reported being unable to get a vaccine appointment for her husband.
There were 1 165 new cases in the previous 24 hours.
That’s down from 1 314 the previous day. Where have I seen that number before?
So, ‘Infection falls as rules relaxed?’
How does that compare with other parts of the UK? BBC Scotland doesn’t mention that.
What, there were far fewer new infections in Scotland? That can’t be right. They didn’t say anything about that on the news.
The numbers must be surging in Glenrothes as folk don’t get the vaccine. I heard someone talking about that.