On the shelves behind a working-from-home BBC Scotland presenter yesterday, I spotted the spine of a book titled ‘Project Fear.’ I meant to go straight to my PC and capture the deeply ironic image but then forgot and can’t see it now.
It was this one:
However, I can’t even find her name now.
Anyhow, never mind, they’re still working away to make us worry and to keep us too anxious to consider going it alone.
One day with a high death rate and that news jumps into the headline.
It is a fact. It did happen but it’s not informative. It doesn’t tell you what the trend is and, crucially for you, what is likely to happen in the future. This graph does:
The trend is, compared with that in January 2021, a very small increase in deaths after a period of increasing infection levels but with these now falling, little to fear.