We’ve seen this many times before where only Reporting Scotland and in cohort with them, Good Morning Scotland, have a worrying story to headline that is not featured much elsewhere, even on their own website:
This is another of those stories based not on recently published statistics but on anecdotal evidence from a very small number of medics selected by their trade union, and fed to the likes of Lisa Summer to construct a crisis of sorts for which the ‘SNP Government’ can be blamed if only by implication.
Where is the evidence for a shortage of beds? Where is the evidence of problems with hospital admissions in Scotland at best plateauing and then falling?
There are around 500 in Covid beds. Capacity is around 1 000. Is there a coming tsunami of admissions as cases soar?
Well, yes but only in the other parts of the UK. Infection rates are plummeting in Scotland. Hospital admissions are climbing in England with no sign of a plateau and as infection rates soar out of control thanks to Johnson.
Is that the problem, then, as Reporting Scotland see it? Things are bad in England. Scotland must be presented in a similar light?