As of today, Scotland has given the First Dose of the Covid vaccine to 72.3% of the population, overtaking the much-vaunted Welsh system at 72.2% and England’s world-beating rollout, at 68.6%.
The gap is expected to widen further in the next few days and weeks.
Reporting Scotland is planning a special edition when we hit 100%.
They haven’t noticed this surge, catching Wales, over the last 4 months. They have other things on their little minds, like today, death:
These shocking developments in the last 24 hours combined with a lower death rate in recent months and over the whole pandemic, mean that mean the death rate in Scotland remains much lower in Scotland, at 142 per 100 000, compared to 201 per 100 000 in England.
Reporting Scotland’s Disclosure team plans an investigation into why there has been so much more death in England than in Scotland.