Readers will remember the barely concealed glee with which Unionist commentators thought they had found deaths to lay at the door of the SNP Government. Former Scottish Labour speech-writer (don’t laugh), Gina Davidson was only one of many.
Six months later, with the opportunity to manage the pandemic response themselves, that same government has made a difference.
Here are the most recent death and infection rates:
The UK is now 10th in terms of deaths per 1 million population.
England at 1 045 would be 9th and Wales at 988 would be 10th.
Scotland at 784, would be 17th.
I’m not proud of that but after being hamstrung by the UK Government and SAGE ‘advice’, in the first wave, it’s an achievement.
SNP Government actions saved many lives? There’s a headline we’ll never see.
On infection levels:
In terms of cases of infection per million population, at 29 978, the UK is 28th in Europe and 45th in the World.
England at 30 982 would be 29th in Europe and 40th in the World.
Scotland at 20 418 would be 34th in Europe and 65th in the World.
Labour-run wales would be 13th in Europe and 23rd in the World.
World data at: