Like some kind of death cult, BBC Scotland celebrate only death and infection milestones.
BBC Wales is, of course, still celebrating their steep fall in infection rates; the same as in Scotland but not mentioned here. BBC England did report the UK’s 150 000 deaths last week but England’s grave milestones, such as 100 000 deaths, months ago, are not mentioned.
Most important of all, context, which all journos know is an essential part of reporting, will not appear when death is being announced in Scotland. Scotland’s death rate over the whole pandemic (227.8 per 100K) is significantly lower, with thousands thus saved, than England’s (260.8).
Scotland’s death rate in recent weeks (1 per 100K) is half that of England’s (2 per 100K). That difference of 1 per 100K means hundreds of avoidable deaths in England and around 50 saved in Scotland.