At the Scottish Affairs Committee on 17th September, Alister Kerr repeated:
They’ve presented the case that they were doing a far better job with the virus. That’s despite much higher care home deaths. They claimed there was a prevalence five times higher in England…
He just says what he likes. His research assistants must know these are lies.
From research published by the University of Stirling in August:
Care homes in England experienced the highest increase in excess deaths at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic compared to those in the rest of the UK, according to new research. A study – co-ordinated from the University of Stirling’s Management School – found that care homes in England recorded a 79 percent increase in excess deaths, compared to 66 percent in Wales, 62 percent in Scotland and 46 percent in Northern Ireland.
As for infection rates, back then it was true but the stats guys complained about using unpublished data – yawn.
Anyhow, now it’s at least three times higher and getting higher every day. I have no proof because it’s not being reliably counted in England.