Are Covid deaths at a higher rate in Trump’s USA than in Tory England? Ask anyone. I’ve asked some neighbours.
Much higher in the USA, they say. I ask how they know and they tell me they saw it on the news. The BBC News? Yes.
I’ve seen it too. They have a full-time correspondent there and he reports regularly on the scale of the deaths and the collapsing health infrastructure.
They particularly love to show President Trump making things worse.
But, see this:
Yes, the death rate per million in the US is actually lower than it is in the UK.
In Scotland, when you break down the UK data, it’s 704 per million, 22nd in the above table. In England, it’s 935, still in 5th place, just.
From ONS and NRS data collated by: https://www.travellingtabby.com/uk-coronavirus-tracker/