Almost a year ago, the R number was the preferred tool for the likes of Nick Robinson when he used it to cast doubt on the Scottish Government’s pandemic measures.
It seems to have been dropped these days but it’s still being published.
I note, today
So, the R number is much lower in Scotland than in all the other non-Scottish parts of the UK.
Does it matter? Yes, an R number above 1 means the virus is still spreading.
The Scottish Government’s strategy and our compliance with it are working.
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