I’ve previously questioned Professor Linda Bauld’s willingness to fully credit the Scottish Government and the Scottish people for their achievement in keeping infection and death levels significantly lower than in England and Wales.
Today in the Herald, you’d be forgiven for thinking her assessment of the situation to be, once more, sufficiently pessimistic and context-free to suit the dominant media agenda, but her comments have been buried ‘down the page’ where many readers do not go.
She did say:
Bauld could, of course, have indicated ‘why our rates are significantly lower than they are elsewhere in the UK’ but at least she has contradicted her comment to Sky when she said: It’s not that we’ve done better in this pandemic ..’
A small step but a step in the right direction, nevertheless.