The Herald seeks again to undermine, denying its readers a sense of what is really happening around them that they might then use to guide their actions and perhaps even feel a bit better about.
These graphs can do that:
Scotland currently (the news?) has the lowest infection level in the UK, has had for most of the last month and overall had the lowest rate in the pandemic. That spike at the end of August was not despite stricter face mask wearing but perhaps because of lower natural immunity levels due to the earlier successes, mass tourism from more infected areas in August and a more effective testing system.
Here is a fact worth knowing about Scotland’s stricter regime:
Far fewer infected and perhaps even more important:
Far fewer deaths.
Finally, largely ignored by ‘our’ MSM, a far better vaccine rollout led by SNP health secretaries:
I’ve tried to contain my anger, disgust and despair at this Herald front page.