Macwhirter returns to his favourite hobby, playing the creepy journalist uncle and self-proclaimed ‘sociopath’ (below) as he pursues the First Minister and by implication her ‘new best friend’ Prof Devi Sridhar, with the same old lies about her being no better than Johnson in terms of her pandemic response. I’ve done him before but I guess he doesn’t follow me and if he did, he still wouldn’t follow me.
He writes today:
I’ll get to the festering content but first, where is the evidence? Where are the quotes? He was just there. An older guy remembering things last year. Like me, not a scoobie really.
To return to rebutting the same old lies. I’m not going to reference them again. You know where they are. Search things like ‘covid death rate’ or whatever in this blog or in official stats sites.
Johnson and his SAGE chums delayed the lockdown. The power to do so, but still without the power to borrow for furlough, was devolved only at the end of March 2020. Scottish advisers could attend SAGE but not debate decisions. Johnson spoke of ‘taking it on the chin’ and Whitty is still on Youtube explaining why we should let the virus run through the population. Scottish adviser, Prof Sridhar, had been calling for a lockdown in early February but the FM had little choice but to go along with the 4 Nations approach to avoid panic.
In the first wave, there were significantly fewer deaths in Scottish care homes and in January to March 2021, after PHE failed to use the Pfizer jag in them, care home deaths in Scotland were less than half as high as in England.
Community testing was halted because it is so unreliable, can encourage risk taking and is a waste of resources when you have a good test and trace system running in local authorities.
Schools play almost no part in community spread and the psychological benefits of opening are immense.
Over the pandemic, the infection rate was more than 50% higher in England and the death rate a third higher. Who gets the credit? Anyone?
And Ireland? Remind me why Scotland could not follow suit?
Sturgeon well out of Cummings crossfire, Iain?
And pursuing the FM with the above and other lies?
Does he dream of her?
Finally, locating Macwhirter on the political spectrum:
Self-proclaimed sociopath? Here:
I’m a self-proclaimed borderline autistic. We can be self-centred too but don’t torture animals or stalk women.