Even with all care home residents in England offered the vaccine, that does not seem to have been enough to stem the tide of Covid deaths.
In the week-ending 7th February, there were 1 330 deaths in English care homes but only 58 in Scottish care homes.
England has ten times the population so had the rate been the same as in Scotland there would have been around 580 deaths. The rate, thanks to the Johnson regime strategy is 2.3 times higher.
It makes you wonder if actually giving the jag is more effective than just sending a letter offering a jag.
Imagine the Scottish media if this was the other way round?
And it’s not looking good for the week ending 14th January. In the 5 days reported so far, to the 12th, there have been a further 819 deaths in English care homes.