How do you judge if a national programme of action is progressing well? Easy. Compare it with other programmes elsewhere, in similar countries.
Nowhere in the above grudging mean little report does the reader get any meaningful context.
51% of the population of Scotland’s over-12s boosted, compared to only 47.4% in Wales, 47.1% in England and 40.4% in N Ireland.
In Europe, second only to Iceland (population less than Edinburgh) on 57%.
Globally, third behind only Iceland and Chile (52%) out of 200 countries.
Then on progress toward the target, BBC Scotland tell us that with only 368 000 to do on the 21st, we’d hit the target on 46 000 a day.
We have been doing around 65 000 a day. Actually, it was 73 000 in the last 24 hours. Keep that up, maybe even improve on it given the momentum, and we complete in 3 days.
So the headline should be, if they, had any commitment to the truth or to encouraging us:
Scotland to beat booster target with almost a week to spare!