The awful truth that saying ‘There have been 61 deaths in the UK’ hides

Many times in the day we hear and read of the UK’s coronavirus outbreak, this way:

Every day, audiences in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland hear, with no comparative context, how many deaths and cases of infection there are in their nation. Here are the data for yesterday:

https://www.travellingtabby.com/uk-coronavirus-tracker/

Audiences in England never hear the words ‘In the last 24 hours there were 61 deaths from coronavirus in England.’ That all of the deaths, sometimes only 99% of them, are in England, day after day, cannot be reported.

They DID hear that there were more than 900 new cases of infection in Spain last Friday leading to UK travellers now having to quarantine on return. There had been more than 700 new cases in England on the same day and on the following two, but that was not mentioned.

They DO hear of the terrible death rates in Brazil and in the USA but never that they are 50% lower, per million population, than the UK.

They do not see the terrible evidence that the rate of death and of new cases is not in decline, as the UK Government contents itself with a nation just ‘coping’ with the level:

https://www.travellingtabby.com/uk-coronavirus-tracker/

In Scotland, pushing for zero tolerance of the virus, the death rate is less than 1 but the infection rate is up and seems to be flat-lining at an admittedly modest level (around 20).

As we return to some kind of normal, can Scotland resist the pressure of numbers building on her border?

7 thoughts on “The awful truth that saying ‘There have been 61 deaths in the UK’ hides”

  1. Dear Lord, those figures mean over 420+ deaths and well over 5000 new infections each week.

    What the F–k was Boris doing up here up waving a couple of crabs about when he has over 400 weekly deaths in his own country.

    Even more important WHY is the media not creating hell about those figures, for ony’s sake if we had a quarter of those figures, the media would be camped outside Bute House everyday doorstepping Nicola.

    In fact England desperately needs a ‘Nicola’ to get a grip of the situation down there, and someone needs to tell the English people what is actually happening.

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  2. The one nation narrative from England’s Tories serves two purposes at present.
    The need to bury their incompetent handling of the health crisis in England by presenting it as a failure across the board in Britain and their intention to subsume Scottish identity in a Greater England.
    The latter is most important to the them when dealing with the EU in that they can present themselves as the legitimate owners of Scottish resources during trade bargaining.

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  3. If you want to get a picture of the total shambles of a major part of the testing regime in England please have a look at this thread.

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  5. WITH THIS DECEPTION
    WE IN SCOTLAND CANNOT TRUST ENGLAND TO DO RIGHT THING
    IF THE ENGLISH PARLIAMENT KEEP HIDING THE REAL FIGURES (like trump)
    WE SHOULD SERIOUSLY CONSIDER
    TEST AND TRACE AT THE BORDER
    ITS. OMING TO AUGUST THE TRADITIONAL ENGLISH HOLIDAY PERIOD
    AND IF ENGLISH BELIEVE THE LIES AND CANNOT TRAVEL ABROAD
    THEY WILL COME TO SCOTLAND

    SO LETS THINK ON TESTING TO KEEP OUT INFECTION

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