BBC 1: Scotland has clearly coped better with the virus and it’s so easy to assess

From BBC 1’s James Shaw today:

Whether Scotland really has coped better with the virus is hard to assess. There have been more that 4 000 deaths, more than half of them in care homes.

This astonishing claim is repeated daily and across the the UK and Scottish media, despite its clear and obvious falsehood.

Leaving aside reasons for Scotland’s similar performance in the early days of the 4 Nations approach, since then, her performance has accelerated away from that of England to produce and all-too-real difference. By mid-May, around two weeks after the start of Scotland’s harder lock-down, on 26th March 2020, and increasingly after England’s too-early loosening in early June, the gap has widened dramatically.

As of yesterday, the death rate in England is 634 times higher and even once adjusted for her larger population, 63 times higher!

The infection rate in England is 37 times higher and even adjusted for her larger population, 3.7 times higher!

The tragedy of the early days has another story but it should not continue to be used to explain the present

7 thoughts on “BBC 1: Scotland has clearly coped better with the virus and it’s so easy to assess”

  1. Will someone please get hold of a Dunce cap and dispatch the said James Shaw to a corner for a very long stand indeed
    But kindly remind the cerably challenged
    Fellow
    That there is but 1 button of his trousers between
    his bare bottom to which the sting cane of Indy ref 2 shall be applied
    Stupid Boy

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  2. As mooted earlier this is a coordinated propaganda stunt. How they quite expect to get away with this is beyond me with so much info in the public domain.
    James Shaw is fully aware of the true data after numerous tweets on the subject, but perhaps his “Whether Scotland really has coped better with the virus is hard to assess” was encouraged by a blank pay cheque and P45 being wafted in his face than reality is open to debate.

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    1. Channel 4 News was adopting the same line that Scotland has done no better than the rest of the UK, that the SG has just been loosing England, that Scotland could have locked down earlier. Bombast and bluster from Krishna Guru Murphy and slanted reporting from Ciaran Jenkins. The metropolitan media has moved into British Nationalist mode.

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      1. Oh yes they have well and truly moved
        Up a gear and into Brit.Nat.mode and all as directed by No 10 & MI5
        Know thy Foe
        My proffessor at Uni.
        Always stressed upon her students
        Nothing ever happens without a explanation
        And ever if you cannot find a reason

        Then what you are suffering from
        Is a temporary lack of knowledge

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