Reporting Scotland’s James Cooking takes the opportunity, after reporting the Sun’s ‘gotcha‘ moment when they caught the First Minister without her face mask on, to repeat the long-disproved myth that Scotland has not done well in terms of infection and death rates.
It doesn’t matter how often we correct them, they and others, including even Professor Bauld on Sky News today will ignore the facts and repeat the myth.
So, one more time (I wish):
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.
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.