Where are they rising? In Scotland? Well the total always is but the daily rate is not really. More below.
Yesterday, the daily infection rate in England surged to 3.3 times that in Scotland.
Over the last two weeks the 7-day average infection rate in England has surged to more than twice the rate in Scotland and the gap is widening as we approach the Christmas relaxation.
The 7-day average has risen in the last 7 days but as you can see in the graph it has really plateaued for the last month after falling in the weeks before that.
Combine that very different trend with a much lower base rate and acceptance of the strict 4 Nations approach to Christmas only makes sense because of the possibility of greater cross border traffic.
However the threat of a hard lockdown beginning on the 29th December may not be required in Scotland.
Oh yes, who blames the Conservatives. Everybody? They’re the government. That’s where the buck stops. If the Scottish Government is to blame for more drug deaths than in England then the UK Government is to blame for more Covid infections and deaths there, than in Scotland.
Fair’s fair. Resign!