Little useful analysis from the BBC Scotland report:
Earlier, the UK’s national statistician said there was “no question” that the UK was experiencing a second wave of coronavirus cases. Professor Sir Ian Diamond, from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), told the BBC’s Andrew Marr show: “I think there is no question we are in a second wave. We are seeing infections rise very quickly.”
He said that in England about one in 130 people had the virus, with estimates for Scotland and Wales being “a little lower” and in Northern Ireland “a little higher. Even if we were to get R in the north to around about one, it would continue to have infections at a high rate. I really do think it’s too early to say on slowing down.”
I feel sure ‘In the North‘ means Lancashire, not Scotland, in this BBC Scotland ‘analysis.‘
Here’s some data the Diamond Geezer won’t be bothered with:
Infection level rise flattening off, perhaps beginning to fall.
Infection rate increase per 1 million population, significantly lower in Scotland.
In an area which has had stricter measures longer, levels now falling.