Our man in Glasgow tells his own people what he thinks they need to know! You’re no better than the rest of the UK!

He’s got the look. He means business.
Is this Macwhirter’s model? Conrad Black said something like ‘If the little man thinks the newspapers are his friends then the little man is in more trouble than I thought.’

Scotland has had no deaths for a whole month now and a far lower infection rate for several months, than almost any other country in the world, evidence below, but Iain Macwhirter insists on lingering over and lying about the first bloody phase when the 4 Nations approach denied Scotland the information or the legal and fiscal autonomy to diverge:

In the above comparison of 14 ‘advanced’ nations on 22 July, with reasonably reliable data, Scotland is one of the least infected of all. Levels have risen since then everywhere even in New Zealand.

Only those small independent countries, not tied to a neighbour’s maniacal political leadership, Norway and Ireland had done better, but not significantly more so. With similar populations, they had 7 day averages of 6.7 and 10 cases per day compared to our 12.3. Scotland’s figure was recently around 7 or 8 before Aberdeen.

The graph above has a logarithmic scale so the numbers in the box are more useful for comparisons.

These are not per capita figures so it was possible that some of the larger countries might have rates closer to that in Scotland. However, some quick arithmetic shows that to be not the case except for Italy, with 10 times the population of Scotland but only 16 times the number of cases and Germany with 15 times the population and ‘only’ 33 times the case level.

Most of the larger countries had much larger case levels than Scotland per capita. England has 10 times the population but 43 times the case level. The USA has 60 times the population but more than 5 000 times as many cases per day.

Deaths:

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

When it comes to deaths, Scotland’s achievement is remarkable. Since then our 7 day average has fallen from 0.1 to 0.

Northern Ireland came close with the same 7 day average of 0.1 at the end of July but based on a much smaller population and with the advantage of a sea barrier between it and England.

Ireland and Norway with similar populations have a death rate 3 times higher as do Germany with a population 15 times higher and a death rate 49 times higher and Spain, with a population 8.5 times higher and a death rate 23 times higher.

Things are much more dramatic, tragic, when we compare the deaths rates in England and the USA.

England has 10 times the population but 676 times the daily death level! The USA has 60 times the population but nearly 8 000 times as many deaths per day.

As for ‘neglecting care homes’, I’ll keep it brief.

It wasn’t ‘us’. The UK lock-down delayed by advice from SAGE that we need not worry about care homes was far too late. The virus was spread in care homes primarily by agency staff [evidence available] required in such numbers because of corporate greed, poverty wages and insecure conditions.

And, anyway, the death toll in Scottish care homes was significantly lower. To point out the facts is not a boast:

https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com/2020/08/10/excess-care-home-deaths-25-higher-in-england-and-wales-than-in-scotland/

8 thoughts on “Our man in Glasgow tells his own people what he thinks they need to know! You’re no better than the rest of the UK!

  1. In these matters those propagandist
    Must never face even the scrutiny of a Kangaroo court such would be too lenient
    Their words are the rope around their necks
    And one day career wise in a Free Scotland they discover
    That indeed their is a gap between their toes and the Land for whom they purport to stand up for

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  2. I miss that old TravellingTabby graph John has saved.

    I also don’t understand the new one. The screenshot above has the England 7 day rolling average deaths on 20 July as 67.6
    But the new graph for the whole of UK has that same data as 21.6.
    How is that possible? Anyone know?

    I would love to see the old graph to see when and how it got down to such low levels in England (12.7 for whole UK) when it was dropping so slowly before the graph change.
    I didn’t think i was this dumb but obviously i am.

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    1. Simple the PHE England at the beck and call of Westminster altered the criteria for a Death to be attributed to Covid 19
      To be Death to be within 28 days of a positive covid test result
      Clever bastards
      But remember the excess deaths
      I call this moving the goal posts as the goals are being scored

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      1. They’re justifying this by saying that Scotland only counts a case as positive if it’s within 28 days of the death. After that they just ‘drop off the end’. Apparently (according to Westminster) this is why England’s figures were over counted by 5.5k.

        I thought they got included in the NRS stats as contributory. Is that not right?

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        1. There is a huge fly in the ointment for them but such will become irrelevant on 31.12.2020
          When EU withdrawal complete
          As they will quite simply state Europe no longer matters
          What is the fly
          It is the death certificates which have 2 entries A ) primary cause B) secondary and contributing causes
          What is the oinment
          EU members MUST submit copies of all death cetrtificates to a central register
          The main purpose of which is to monitor for and act early to any unusual types or a spike in known causes of death
          UK was at the forefront of demanding and setting up of such report system
          We do indeed live in the most dangerous of times
          Know thy Foe

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  3. I don’t think anyone is ‘boasting’ as you say, but pointing out actual facts is crucial to inform people. The paid story teller lying again by omission, to do down Scotland and the democratically elected government in Scotland.
    For the guy to use the word ‘boast’ is a disgrace, people have died, people have suffered, some will have long term health issues due to Covid19, families have grieved, and yet there are those who attempt to steer the narrative for self gain and to keep on message for the sake of their British nationalist masters.

    A pandemic, and some are now desperate for work, for financial assistance, but no, we have these paid liars, who should be shouting from the rooftops that the England based government are adding to the misery and denying Scotland fiscal powers to help people who need it so desperately.

    Scotland has a’ bad dose’ of the faux news writers, the so called MSM, controlling the narrative, or trying to.

    Thankfully, more and more people in Scotland have ditched their fake narrative, for facts. No going back now, the propaganda cat is out the bag.

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  4. Muc WHITER. HAS GOT TO VE RECOGNISED FOR
    THE LYING WEASEL HE IS

    BUT
    HE DOES WORK “WITH” SCOTLANDS ONLY LEADING TORY MOUTHPIECE

    SO WHY SHOULD WE EVEN BOTHER COMMENTING

    SILENCE TO HIM IS WHAT HE DESERVES
    AND BY DOING SO HE WILL BE FORGOTTEN

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