It’s been a while since Scotland in Union activist and expert on bacterial outbreaks in Lanarkshire has been the go-to-guy for advice in managing a viral outbreak on Scotland’s MSM. Profs Sridhar and Bauld had largely replaced him but like the undead he’s back with his first idea to help the SNP do better since his expertise was last revealed:
In the Herald today:
Tests which detect Covid-19 before symptoms develop should be used to track flu cases, a leading microbiologist has claimed.
Professor Hugh Pennington’s made the call amid warnings of a surge in cases this winter and higher death rates.https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/homenews/19562689.covid-tests-track-flu-amid-cases-surge-warning/
Leading bacteriologist? It’s a virus nor a bacterium. He’s been retired for nearly 20 years. His last job was a cold meat e-coli outbreak from one butcher in Wishaw, in 1997. He’s a member of Scotland in Union’s covert writing team featuring in the Scotsman every few days as just Hugh. He’s not credible.
Is he right on this? I’ve no idea. Ask someone who does – Sridhar, Bauld?
And, cases surge and higher death rate? See these:
After a school-return-related ‘surge’ in Scotland, the 7 day average begins to fall just as they begin to rise in the other 3 areas.
Deaths are always too high, but this remains relatively small compared to pre-vaccine levels in January and is a consequence of the increase in cases a few weeks ago.