Three months after divergence from the 4 Nations deadly straight-jacket the Scottish Government has pushed the CURRENT death rate down to less than one-third of ‘Trump’s US’

The current Scottish 7 day average, confirmed covid-19 death rate, is 3, less than 1 per million. A week ago it was 4. The week before that it was 6, 1 per million.

The 7 day average for the USA is currently 609: https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus/country/united-states?country=~USA#what-is-the-daily-number-of-confirmed-deaths

The population of the USA is 328.2 million or 60 times that of Scotland (5.45 million).

The current US death rate is 200 times higher or per capita, 3.33 times higher.

Now the Herald’s McArdle wants to keep digging up the past but all that does is reinforce the fact that all of those early deaths are down to the UK during a period in which the UK Government told the other 3 nations what it was doing and that they should just follow denying them access even to the advice. Unable to break away until March 26th, it was too late to save the thousands McArdle would just love to lay at the feet of the First Minister.

6 thoughts on “Three months after divergence from the 4 Nations deadly straight-jacket the Scottish Government has pushed the CURRENT death rate down to less than one-third of ‘Trump’s US’”

  1. This is what the Herald are printing now? Crikey, really scraping the barrel.
    If Scotland’s doing ‘better’ than England, yet worse than the US, (we know that is poppycock) er where does that leave England! Atrocious.

    The fact is that both England and the US are likely way underreporting actual deaths.

    The Herod has an agenda, to discredit the First Minister’s divergence (or rather her sensible logical approach) from the EngGov’s line. Not many buy that daily rag now though, do they? So they are pandering to a select few. Let’s hope McArdle is lying himself out of a job.

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  2. Is there anyone out there still believe that The National is backing us? When it comes to the crunch Big Brother Herald shows their colours. Boycott both these Yoon propaganda rags. Please.

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  3. Anthony Costello
    @globalhlthtwit
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    Leaked PHE document suggests 7000 new infections per day and R value possibly above 1.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/uk-coronavirus-r-rate_uk_5ef1f629c5b645f5d4871f61?iw&guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly90LmNvL1J6WHJweXViTXE_YW1wPTE&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAADqJ2uBudh33Tlowh-jBLnNnsJhQrw-51cFU8QHqj9B6D501ueAbDVPwb48olDZhsiR0FG0ESjHNR2-cfGpmreNdyVq3GptU70gn8lE-dPKUQ22U7ZSTXBUcirGr5XsVmNR166ZrKA66PBPtraz8sLi-Sm8XT_coE9Qxvpd7JupM

    “The report also includes other data that have not been made public – most notably that the daily estimate of the number of daily new infections last Thursday stood at 7,000.

    This is in contrast to the figure of actual positive tests reported for the same day, which was 1,346.”

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  4. I am amazed that the journalists on the Herald think they can get away with printing such out and out lies (its either that or utter incompetence on their part). I guess it shows their contempt for the punters buying their paper and their desire to try to do down the Scottish government (their government…).

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  5. If the HuffPost is right and infections in England are running at around 7000 daily then it will not be long before there is a widespread, dramatic upsurge in cases and deaths registered in England.

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  6. The United States reached its highest daily total of new cases on Wednesday, with over 36,000 positive cases recorded, according to The Washington Post and NBC News. Hospitalizations for the novel coronavirus have peaked in Arizona, while California, Florida and Oklahoma have all set individual new case records. The previous nationwide record for new daily COVID-19 cases in the US was set on April 25, with 34,203 cases.

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