In July and August, thousands, young and not so young, returned from Spain. Only some quarantined properly. Many returned to work too soon. Some even went to house parties.
In Scotland, 80% of cases are revealed to be from a variant of coronavirus called 20A.EU1. It had developed in Spain during the summer months before spreading across Europe:
In September cases began to rise in Scotland and to peak at more than 1 700 on the 21st October.
At the same time the death rate began to climb and by 18th November it was at 54 in one day, with more than 200 having died in that week.
Before the tourist exodus to Spain, in July, the daily death rate was zero and infections were in single figures.
505 have died in November alone. How many from 20A.EU1?
Was it worth it?