At the very beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, Boris Johnson cast doubt on NHS Scotland’s resilience.
As BBC Scotland and others rejoice now that Scotland too has called in the army:
we can reflect on that resilience. When did NHS England make the call?
Four weeks ago. Did they have higher infection levels to cope with?
Nope, on the 20th August, when they called them in, infection levels in England were far lower than in Scotland or Northern Ireland.