In response to a suggestion that Scotland’s overall pandemic achievements, relative to the rUK, were ‘past glories’, regular Arty Hetty got a bit het up (:-)) but makes some important points worth foregrounding, minus a wee ‘jobbie’ at the end which I try to remove if I see one:
Here it is:
Past glories? Oh I forget, the media went out of their way to report the positive approach that the SNP took last year, not! The SNP government are however, desperately working round the clock to get our young people vaccinated right now. My two in their 20s just had theirs.
The SNP are most certainly not following a ‘herd Immunity’ policy, however the English government is!
Deaths, nor hospitalisations are higher in Scotland, cases are scarily high, but if you look at travelling tabby yesterday, many regions of England have similar numbers if not higher, and their population in most regions is not five plus million.
The thinking now is that the vaccination hugely reduces the effects of Covid, and therefore deaths. You can watch Dr. John Campbell, health analyst on YouTube he does a daily report about the pandemic. The delta variant is massively more transmissable, which is why people need to stop travelling about as if there’s no problem.
One thing, I have watched Dr. Campbell talk about Ivermectin, a common anti parasite medicine which has proven to reduce effects of Covid hugely, and is cheap and widely available, it is now being considered as a treatment. Apparently, a handful of people have become billionaires because of the vaccine, when certainly, there could be existing affordable meds used. The US are investing billions in producing anti virals, they obviously know something we don’t.
Scotland cannot close their border, and if the Scottish government imposed more restrictions, they’d be accused of wrecking lives and livelihoods again by the 100% anti SNP media. Unfortunately, tourist season is upon us, so this will continue to spread like wildfire for sometime to come. Deaths though, given the high number of cases, are very low so I don’t accept your accusations against the Scottish government at all. They really are doing their ‘best’ unlike the disaster capitalists in London, ‘but Boris is doing his best’, poppycock! The English government really have been and still do have a herd immunity policy, and not because they give one damn about people, quite the opposite in fact.
Lastly the Scottish government are working against huge odds, being held back by the English government, in terms of how they manage the situation, and also in terms of finance. It must be having a huge impact on Scotland’s finances and economy, and let’s not mention Brexit, absolutely catastrophic for Scotland. It’s bloody tragic it really is.
A pandemic is one thing, but to have to deal with economic annihilation because of the next door country’s backward choices, well it partly breaks my heart, and partly has me bloody raging.
Sorry long comment, SNP are not perfect, but