An un-attributed editorial in The New York Times expressed near breathtaking astonishment at finding out that leaving wounds exposed to the air is not the right treatment.
“It’s not often that a brief news item can totally upend our thinking on an issue. ... For years now, most of us have followed a time-honored ritual in treating the small cuts and bloody scrapes ... Leave the wound uncovered so that it can heal in the open air. ... That, we were assured by our parents and school nurses, is the fastest and safest route to healing.”
Most of us?
That’s not what I was ever told by anyone.
Sometimes journalists should speak for themselves, and no-one else.