In this piece by James Foley, click on Scotland’s coronavirus death rate compares rather poorly with England’s and it takes you to a Daily Record report recycling Andrew Marr’s selective use of only 4 weeks in the recent pandemic statistics where death rates due to Covid were higher per capita in Scotland than in England.
I knew Common Weal and it’s Source Direct blog had flaws but this is a lulu!
Source Indirect methinks!
Here are the data from official NRS and ONS statistics:
- The 7-day average:
Around 20% lower in Scotland!
2. The last month:
See the Marr opportunity? Actually lower for days before the Marr Show broadcast. Just a big lie.
3. The whole pandemic:
See the Marr opportunity now? Put your glasses on.
Overall, 25% fewer deaths in Scotland.
I’m sorry for the language but this is just shite or maybe, being kind, propaganda, James.
All graphs NRS an ONS tabulated by: https://www.travellingtabby.com/uk-coronavirus-tracker/