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: https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com/2020/06/12/covid-divergence-effect-uk-death-rate-in-last-week-nearly-three-times-higher-than-in-scotland/
Excess deaths in England almost three times higher than in Scotland: https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com/2020/06/07/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: https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com/2020/06/13/good-morning-scotland-still-lets-alister-jack-lie-bare-faced-to-its-shrinking-audience-about-care-home-deaths-being-double-in-scotland/
I hope this clarifies.