Sophie Ridge perpetuating myths about Covid-19 Scotland

Sophy Ridge On Sunday highlights | Politics News | Sky News

With who knows how many researchers behind her, Ridge opened her session with the First Minister claiming that the virus was spreading faster in Scotland than in any other part of the UK. The FM did correct her but just in case you need the facts for someone who believes Sky:

So, spreading slower in Scotland than anywhere else in the last 7 days and, as the FM pointed out, that’s because we had forced it down to a lower level than anywhere else.

And the death rate in the last 7 deaths half that of England and just over a quarter of that in Wales.

And over the whole outbreak:

England has 10 times the population but 13 times the infection rate and 15 times the death rate.

Scotland has 1.6 times the population of Wales but only 1.3 times the infection rate and 1.5 times the death rate.

Scotland has 2.9 times the population of Northern Ireland but only 1.9 times the infection rate. It does have 4.3 times the death rate. Because of the Irish sea or fewer private care homes or fewer agency care workers bussed in from Kent?

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

6 thoughts on “Sophie Ridge perpetuating myths about Covid-19 Scotland”

  1. I PRESUME YOU FORWARDED THESE GRAPHS TO HER AND HER INVESTIGATION TEAL
    WHO SHOULD BE. FACT CHECKING. ALL STATEMENTS BEFORE AIRING

    OR DO THEY LKIE TORIES NOT BOTHER THEIR ERSES ANOUT TRUTH

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  2. Tragically, over at Wings Stuart Campbell and co are entirely focused on “liar Sturgeon” and her rate of blinking. It’s a savage frenzy I never thought possible from a supposed pro-Indy site. The hatred and bile towards NS and the SNP is hysterical, with one loon even wishing arch Britnat Andrew Neill would interview her to reveal, well, something. Yes, hold these people to account, but to do the dirty work for the Britnat media and establishment when the polls have never been higher? Effing insane, massive ego-driven suicide.

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  3. I do not believe for a second Ridge and her team do not know the facts regarding Scotland, they are perpetuating a myth for a mainly England audience predisposed to the fact Scotland cannot be doing better, doubtless under pressure from above.
    However biased certain individuals may be, collaboration acts as checks and balances, but modern day journalism can no longer speak truth for fear of incurring the wrath of those in power with a political agenda.

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    1. Bob Lamont, you have got in before me!

      There is a clear stance amongst the metropolitan media ,including the pompous ‘progressive’ ones like New Statesman, Morning Star, Guardian etc, that the view, increasingly held by people in England, that the SG is managing things well and openly and honestly. They feel that they have – a la Trump – to present ‘alternative facts’. The Guardian, with the exception of Suzanne Moore, John Harris and George Monbiot, presents such facts every day, as does the ‘progressive’ Channel 4 News via Ciaran Jenkins, the risible Jon Snow and the nasty Cathy Newman.

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  4. Ridge had all SNPbaad lined up , one thing after another , what other leader gets this scrutiny. The blink thing Campbell and Murray are pushing is complete nonsence, did you see the strength of these lights , anyone would be blinking furiously !

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