On BBC Breakfast this morning, the reporter tells Kate Forbes:
Your conference today, I’m sure, will look at the Scottish Government’s handling of the Coronavirus pandemic and I’m just wondering if Nicola Sturgeon has got off a little lightly when you look at the stats, when you look at the fact that Scotland has one of the highest deaths per million of any comparable country in Western Europe, 30 times higher than Norway when you look at the proportion of people who died from Covid in care homes.
Scotland has had 3 676 deaths.
Norway has had only 316.
By my calculation, Scotland has suffered 11.6 times as many. Where does the 30 come from?
England has had 50 407 deaths or pro rata with Scotland 5 040 or 16 times as many.
And, of course Norway is only one comparable country.
Belgium with 16 339 deaths has had more than 4 times as many as Scotland.