Once again failing to live up to their own self-perceptions:
The Herald’s Caitlin Hutchison, unable to bear the excitement, prematurely claims the 10 000 deaths scoop.
As I understand in the figure at the time of writing was 9 997 death certificate deaths so unless Caitlin knows something we don’t, we might need to wait another day before thinking up some way to blame Nicola for hitting this milestone, tombstone?
I understand that love of the big number headline but was it, really, the news?
How about the scientifically tested deaths?
Only 1 today after a day when registration centres were open, 93 on January 8th – interesting?
10 in the last 7 days compared to 214 across the UK. The UK has 12 times the population so might be expected to have 120 deaths but with 224 had, twice the death rate, in the last week – newsworthy?