I agreed with just above everything Charlotte Ahmed had to say about BLM and about covid impact on deprived areas, on the AUOB panel last Friday, but this:

Nevertheless the disease has killed proportionately as many people as in England. The care home crisis was as bad in Scotland as in England.

That’s a milder version of the inaccuracies peddled by the Scottish Tories, Labour, Iain Macwhirter, the FT and many others.

First, the death rate:

The UK death rate in last week nearly three times higher than in Scotland:

Excess deaths in England almost three times higher than in Scotland:

Second, the care home crisis:

The actual care home death rate [on England] based on the LSE research is more than 22 000 and thus 30% higher than in Scotland:

I hope this clarifies.