That’s just what she didn’t do

The Herald’s David Bol knows damn fine that the First Minister, though provoked evilly by a frankly slavering Andrew Marr, did quite the opposite of the above headline.

She made it clear that she did not think any level of death was defensible and only contradicted mildly some of the worst of Marr’s disgraceful selective use of statistics to try to reinforce the latest urban myth that Scotland has done badly yet the dumb voters have been taken in by her spin.

I agree with her approach, modest and open, accepting that lessons must be learned. Judging by repeated polls, most find it an a refreshing and attractive quality. Cynics like Marr hate it.

I’m in a different position from her. I need not worry if I’m accused of defending a death rate. Here it comes.

In the last 7 days, the increase in deaths per 1 million population, in Scotland was 41 and in England it was 52.6. As for the similarly sized Belgium it was 75.5!

Over the period of the pandemic, the death rate per 1 million population, in Scotland was 681 and in England it was 906. As for the similarly sized Belgium it was 1 412!

Care homes in England recorded a 79 percent increase in excess deaths, compared to 62 percent in Scotland. In similarly sized Belgium, there were 6 200 care home deaths compared to 2 240 in Scotland.

Sources:

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

https://www.statista.com/statistics/1104709/coronavirus-deaths-worldwide-per-million-inhabitants/

https://www.stir.ac.uk/news/2020/august-2020-news/care-homes-in-england-had-greatest-increase-in-excess-deaths-at-height-of-the-covid-19-pandemic/

https://www.travellingtabby.com/scotland-coronavirus-tracker/deaths

https://www.msf.org/left-behind-coronavirus-belgium-care-homes-report

4 thoughts on “That’s just what she didn’t do

  1. That’s an utter disgrace, how these story tellers posing as journalists can justify to themselves such a despicable accusation against the FM, is beyond reason. The way they have worded that says more about this gutter press rag than it does about N. Sturgeon. It is beyond anything decent, even in the world of let’s get the FM and SNP out of government by hook or by crook. These nasty anti democracy, anti Scottish rags have no place in a forward looking 21st century Scotland, and they can take a hike because once Scotland is independent they will not be forgiven.

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  2. Ah but and from ABC( BBC) and the dark forces of the UK state
    A.Marr has achieved their objective by planting their poisonous little acorn
    All for the rest of the MSM lackeys to fertilise and nurture in the hope it grows into a mighty
    Oak
    And in my opinion it is time to take the gloves off with regards now
    Tis them that shall lose because by far in most cases the data and facts are in our favour
    Make them sweat for it from now on
    Do not play the game by their rules
    Turn the table upon them always stating as you hit back that with the real indisputable facts you are merely doing their job for them when they fail to do so themselves
    Be ruthless and relentless
    They shall buckle first

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  3. In the bipolar world of the media things are black/white, right/wrong, up/down, right/wrong. So, if someone admits to one error then by extrapolation, everything they have done is wrong.

    It is not just the media – campaign groups are guilty of it, too. If I say that I attended a Wagner opera, then I am a Nazi, if I say that Paul Gascoigne was a gifted footballer, I am a wife beater, if I have friends who support Rangers or Celtic I am condoning sectarianism or actions by groups within the IRA.

    When J Robert Oppenheimer was being assailed for being a ‘communist sympathiser’ his ‘veracity’ on nuclear matters – on which he was actually an authority – was cast into doubt by his association with separate matters.

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  4. DID ANY OF THESE CRITTERS GET FREE UNI EDUCATION
    IN SCOTLAND
    AND THIS IS WHAT THEY DO WITH THIS TAXPAYER BENEFIT

    SNAKES ALL OF THEM THEY MUST BE SUFFERING
    DUE TO PUB CLOSURES
    THATS WHERE THEY COLLECTED MOST OF THEIR “STORIES”

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