PM reports infection rate in England is 35 times higher than in Scotland

Today in one of his typically shambolic briefings, the PM announced that the ONS estimates that there are now 4 900 new infections each day in England.

The 7 day average in Scotland is now 13.9 new cases per day. I’m not aware of any NRS estimates doubting that:

https://spice-spotlight.scot/2020/07/29/coronavirus-covid-19-in-scotland/

Scotland has one tenth of the population so scaling the rate here up you might expect 140 for England but it’s 4 500, 35 times higher!

17 thoughts on “PM reports infection rate in England is 35 times higher than in Scotland”

    1. Perhaps they’re too busy talking to their Scottish contingency about writing to the first conservative Advocate General asking him to investigate some alleged breach of public health rules by SG when actually fighting the virus.

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  1. Today’s new cases up to 30. The highest since mid June. We need to close the border until England gets its cases down. After all we are just a region of England so no one should have a problem with that.

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    1. Likely to rise further over the next couple of weeks due to asymptomatic holiday makers from else where in the UK bringing it to Scotland.

      May well scupper the return to school for the kids of Scotland!

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      1. If you live in Manchester the idea of fleeing the plague in the camper van to ‘safe’ Scotland must hold a certain attraction….
        Perhaps irresistible?

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  2. I saw the 4,000 number of cases on BBC news tonight yet yesterday the figures for new cases and deaths were:
    Scotland 17; 0
    Wales 9; 2
    NI 8; 0
    England 812; 36

    Getting the figures for England was quite a task. When the announcement was made late last night about the new lockdown I figured the actual figures were much higher than the ones I found. They had to be to trigger such a panicked response and from what is being reported today that would appear to be the case.

    England really needs the clarity of reporting that is found in Scotland, Wales and NI.

    As an aside, noticed about 5 or 6 campervans today in the town where I live.
    Mull also seems to be having a hard time of it trying to cope with the ‘wild campervan’ people. I’ll leave it to your imagination as to what they are up to.

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      1. Thank you. I know about the Travelling Tabby site but I wanted to see how easy, or not, it would be for someone in England to find the data in usable packets in MSM. Answer – not very.

        The figures I quoted above for Scotland etc were for the 24 hour period from Wed to Thurs afternoon. The 4,000 figure quoted on the news is apparently an estimate based on how many they think are at home with the disease but not confirmed by a test.

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  3. Devi Sridhar seems to be arguing here to close the border (and other regional boundaries)

    ‘This is classic outbreak control and it is how viruses have been controlled in the past. It requires a focus on clearing the virus completely from those parts of the country that have only a few cases (south-west England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland), emulating the Australian and Chinese approaches by limiting non-essential travel in and out of these areas, and then engaging in a concerted effort to get the Midlands and north-west under control. It also requires strict measures at borders including testing at arrival and five days later, enforced quarantine and tracking of all imported cases.’

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/commentisfree/2020/jul/31/the-northern-lockdown-represents-government-failure-on-a-massive-scale-covid-19

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  4. If the first minister is telling scots not to travel to North of England
    due to HIGH CASES OF INFECTION

    CAN I ASK THE FIRST MINISTER TO FURTHER PROTECT SCOTLAND FROM
    POTENTIAL CONTAMINATES
    CAN I ALSO SUGGEST WE CLOSE BORDER TO PEOPLE FROM SAME AREA NORTH OF ENGLAND
    TO PROTECT SCOTS ALONG THE BORDER AND OTHER AREAS WHERE TRAVELLORS
    WILL DRIVE TO

    PROTECT AND TEAST IS A BIG MUST

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  5. Another video from Richard Murphy – here he gives some insight into the difference between MACROeconomics and microeconomics:

    https://www.taxresearch.org.uk/Blog/2020/07/31/we-need-macroeconomists-in-the-places-where-macroeconomic-thinking-is-required-and-get-macroeconomists-instead/

    I post this one specifically because I have been trying to convince people to get their heads around macroeconomics, and it’s useful to know the difference and be able to separate to two. It’s the principle behind macroeconomics that means we have nothing to fear, economically speaking, from gaining independence – and to be able to allay other people’s fears on the subject is a very strong argument to convince previous No voters – it will take word of mouth to do this.

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  6. Re. Boris and Dominic
    And having observed where possible their views
    And strategy on this virus i have come to the firm conclusions
    1.Quite simply they do not understand the science and the main bullet points it makes
    Or
    2.If they understand 1 above then they are carefully picking over the science
    And using it to tag onto their hidden agenda
    Non publication of government cobra minutes strongly given credence to either
    1 or 2 above
    England is now with regards new daily infections where Spain was 10 days ago
    England today + 814
    Spain today 3092 no
    So perfectly logical to assume England heading for + 3-4 k new cases/day within
    Next 8-12 days
    If so then the virus is no longer being suppressed but on the verge of going completely out of control in large swathes
    Of England and the only way out is complete lock down once more.
    Interesting times indeed
    I note as of 3rd of August
    UK.Gov WILL no longer be publishing the
    Daily corona dash board
    What do they know that we do not and why
    Is this being done

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