After hearing of the statistical fact that Covid-related hospital attendance in England has reached the peak of the first wave and that staff are once more in the ‘eye of the storm‘, we hear also:
‘In Scotland, doctors say there is a danger that services will be overwhelmed.’
The ‘doctors‘ turn out to be the trade union leader of the BMA in Scotland. There’s a good reason why BBC UK have not felt able to refer to any statistical facts for Scotland.
Here are the facts for NHS England after years of Conservative government.
In Wales, stewarded by Labour for the same period, it’s even worse.
Why is that not a resigning matter? Incompetence has resulted in many lives lost.
There was a worrying surge as self-centred or stupid tourists returned from Spain and NHS staff were put under pressure but it’s under control as we approach January.
Look at the infection rates diverge after the Scottish Government acted quickly to control surges in Glasgow and surrounding regions:
All graphs, ONS and NRS data tabulated by: https://www.travellingtabby.com/uk-coronavirus-tracker/