As before, I’m not suggesting for a minute that we can afford to ease up, to lose discipline, but a wee boost to our confidence that we can do it helps us keep going with even greater determination.
Jeanne Freeman’s prediction that I might get my jag in early March has been another wee boost.
Anyhow, back to the graph.
The FM and Prof Leitch were understandably not keen to use words like ‘falling’ but the infection rate is falling.
One-day changes matter little but changes in the 7-day average tell you something more reliable. It has been dropping consistently, every day, from 2 323 new cases on the 7th, to 2 043 yesterday.
A similar trend has begun in England too with the 7 day average down from around 60 000 to 46 000 over the last two days but still more than twice as high per head of population as in Scotland.
Onward and downward!