Headlined in the Herald, formerly of Glasgow, Scotland, to help you ‘through this challenging time, quality journalism‘ to help you make sense of the world you’re living near, an ‘ooh big number!‘ story mostly about England:
The (sic) Government has announced that, as of 9am on Tuesday, there had been a further 60,916 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK – the highest daily total reported so far. It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 2,774,479.
Reading those big numbers, I just wouldn’t know what to do with myself.
The Herald brings you quotes from Yvonne Doyle, of Public Health England and in there somewhere a wee ‘Meanwhile in Scotland.’
The Herald doesn’t bring you this stuff about the pandemic in Scotland:
The total is still climbing but the number of daily new cases seems to be flattening over the last 6 days. Might the Scottish Government have acted in time to get control?
Have the other UK governments been a bit indecisive? Is there, sadly, a price to pay for incompetence. Will any resign? Three out of the four first ministers seem to have failed badly compared to the one in……the blue column….oh yes, Scotland.
Protecting the NHS has been important for them all. How have they done?
With 10 times the population, England has 21 times as many Covid patients in hospital. With a smaller population, Wales has many more in hospital.
This does not change what you need to do in this challenging time but it changes how you feel about doing it and whether it seems doable at all.