Based on no official data, just on what a trade union convener tells them anecdotally, Reporting Scotland announce:
A health service feeling the pressure as Scotland reports almost 4 300 new Covid cases, with 985 patients now in hospital. The union that represents ambulance staff says we’re in a national crisis with their members regularly queuing for three hours at A&E departments.
Only one man’s comments. A union leader understandably committed to his members interests, a union, Unite, affiliated to the Labour Party, and no figures at all. Only after all this drama do we get to hear NHS Scotland report that 99% of cases are being responded to within 30 minutes.
Which hospitals are involved? The implication of a ‘national crisis’ is many and not just one – the new Southern General in Glasgow.
And those 4 298 cases, down from 6 815 in the previous 24 hours?
And those 985 patients, down from 2 053 on January 22nd?
This is not the news but a campaign.