Closing the gap roughly speaking

Having protected the most vulnerable, Scotland’s mass vaccination centres have exceeded the UK average for 7 days now, and by a factor of more than two in the last 24 hours.

As a result, the gap in the percentage of the population vaccinated has narrowed from 4% on the 1st February to only just over 2% today:

At this rate, Scotland will overtake England in a week or so.

In terms of the 7 day average per 100 000 population, Scotland passed England two days ago:

In the last 24 hours the gap was already wide in the other direction with Scotland vaccinating between two and three times as many:

14 thoughts on “Closing the gap roughly speaking

  1. We learn that to be a member of the “Union Unit”, the band of Goves Brit Nit Ultras, you don’t need to be Scottish, or know anything about Scotland.
    Just as well, given high Heid Tories now regard DRossy as SNP-lite (according to the Torygraf).

    Given that Hon Sarah and her BBC Hootsmon crew are all po-faced, brass-necked, forked-tongued hucksters, is this a requisite to be employed by the BEEB?

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    1. Of course Reporting Scotland badly focussed on the administrative error by Fife which resulted in a number of people waiting for a long time in queues. This gave them the opportunity to have a soundbite from the risible and ridiculous Wuggie, who is a local MSP.

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  2. As I posted previously
    Tortoise and Hare
    All rather predictable
    Scotland sets up a proper plan and sticks rigidly to it, strictly to decrease hospital admissions,ICU and Deaths thereby enabling the SNHS to have some semblance of normality,despite the frenzy of the MSM and
    While England flies off the blocks, playing a number game only
    As always it is never the current score that matters
    Tis the result that really matters

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  3. I saw at travelling tabby that Scotland is vaccinating more people than England. Why is England lagging behind? Why no calls from the media for resignations, sackings and a change of government in England?

    So compulsory quarantine hotels start on the 15th Feb. and we know of someone who is S.African, who needs to fly back (having visited family before major lockdowns in November) for his job, is doing so on the 14th, a very responsible person (who will self isolate once in Scotland) but who can’t afford the £2k in quarantine fees.
    We were just discussing this because surely many will be flying in as quickly as possible to avoid the hotel fees and compulsory quarantine, meaning, this could well backfire? If so many are intending to travel into the UK before restrictions, many more could be bringing in virus variants in the next 5 or so days. Will there be a huge spike in two or three weeks? Let’s see, hope not though it’s all we need!

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  4. Feart.
    The biggest threat to the UK is Boris Johnston and the Tories.

    Cameron brought in draconian Laws against protest. It didn’t help him. He still had to go because of failure.

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  5. If they don’t spin the news, they ignore it.

    “Unpopular ideas can be silenced, and inconvenient facts kept dark, without the need for any official ban. Anyone who has lived long in a foreign country will know of instances of sensational items of news — things which on their own merits would get the big headlines-being kept right out of the British press, not because the Government intervened but because of a general tacit agreement that ‘it wouldn’t do’ to mention that particular fact. So far as the daily newspapers go, this is easy to understand. The British press is extremely centralised, and most of it is owned by wealthy men who have every motive to be dishonest on certain important topics. But the same kind of veiled censorship also operates in books and periodicals, as well as in plays, films and radio. At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas which it is assumed that all right-thinking people will accept without question. It is not exactly forbidden to say this, that or the other, but it is ‘not done’ to say it, just as in mid-Victorian times it was ‘not done’ to mention trousers in the presence of a lady. Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with surprising effectiveness. A genuinely unfashionable opinion is almost never given a fair hearing, either in the popular press or in the highbrow periodicals.”
    ― George Orwell

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  6. Only 8% of flights to Scotland will be affected by quarantine. A relatively small number. Heathrow is the main hub for quarantine. Thatcher centralised transport around London. Tilbury. Dicks. Shut down ports around Britain. Centralised flights to London. Caused massive congestion.


  7. Interesting though rate of vaccination comparison is, %age uptake in the targeted groups would be the more interesting comparative, and we know those in Scotland have been quite staggering.

    Despite the nonsensical games being played by London and it’s pet media, I suspect many in England look on the clarity of information from SG Covid Updates with considerable envy.

    Although figures on England’s infections and deaths remain obscured to the vast majority (and alarming care home death figures of late), as mortality rates taper off in Scotland, some serious questions will inevitably surface from the public in England.

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    1. “.,. some serious questions will inevitably surface from the public in England.”

      Which mainstream media organisation with a UK-wide, and specifically an England-wide, audience will be first to present and critically examine comparable four nation stats for all Covid metrics and on a regular basis? Anyone guessing – anyone confident?

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      1. Not in the slightest confident when it comes to England’s media Stewart, but if enough people notice and start questioning why Scotland is doing so well compared to England, perhaps FT’s questioning will get better coverage.

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  8. The FT seems to be covering Covid though they are behind a paywall I maanged to watch a video, someone I know had posted to F’book as being ‘about UK Covid’ it was certainly not about the UK, it was a medic in England talking about myths re Covid and also the extremely high numbers of infection in England…if I can find it, I think I saved it, I could link to it, anyone know if that breaches copyright?


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