In the Herald:
COVID cases in Scotland were already rising in the week leading up to the new Beyond Zero freedoms, in what has been described as a “spillover effect” from restrictions easing in July.
The latest data from Public Health Scotland shows that the average number of positive cases by specimen date – that is, the date an infected individual submitted a swab for testing – climbed by nearly 10 per cent between August 2 and 8, the day before most Covid rules ended.
Covid infection levels have been rising in the last few days, before the most recent easing of lockdown measures or ‘beyond zero’ as they put and, yes, by 10%.
Is that 10% relatively large of small? How worrying is it? See this:
The infection level in Northern Ireland is rocketing from a base 3 times that in Scotland and heading toward 4 times.
The level in England is climbing steadily from a base 2 times the level in Scotland.
The level in Wales is rocketing in the last day from a base just below that in Scotland, from 19.3 cases per 100k to 24.6 in just 24 hours.
The level in Ireland is 50% higher than in Scotland.
Shouldn’t responsible media be putting things into that kind of context?