As case numbers surge and ambulances queue outside A&E departments in London, case numbers fall in Scotland and there are no media images of ambulances queuing here to be found.
BBC Scotland cannot face the fact of Scotland’s better performance in this pandemic and so give us this:
This meaningless statistic has been chosen out of desperation to remind Scots that we are no different and, crucially, to allow no suggestion that the SNP administration might have done better.
With the current infection rate in England around 3 times higher and the level over the whole pandemic, 60% higher, the conclusion is straightforward, we have done much better, objectively.
As of today, England with ten times the population, has reached 1 999 728. Will the landmark 2 000 000 be celebrated by BBC England tomorrow or will they have more worrying news to report?