England has ten times the population of Scotland but with more than 91 000 deaths clearly does not have ten times the death rate of 6 000 from Covid-19 or it would have had just over 60 000.
The Conservative Government’s pandemic management has resulted in 50% more, avoidable deaths than Scotland. Had they managed the pandemic in Scotland, the evidence suggests we would have had more than 9 000 deaths.
The SNP Government in Scotland, through quicker action to lockdown, being slower to finish lockdowns and by more clear and consistent communications has saved 3 000 lives.
This is headline news or it should be.