From the ONS today it is estimated that 4.52% of the Scottish population had Covid-19 in the week-ending 31 December 2021. The figure for England was 6.00%, 33% higher and the highest in the UK. Some BBC commentators think this is ‘broadly similar’ but we don’t do we?
Stricter policies on face-coverings in shops and schools, since the summer seem an obvious explanatory factor along with the FM being clearer and more consistent than that big balloon in Westminster.
In the previous week, the ONS estimate was 1 in 15 in England and 1 in 20 in Scotland, 33% lower but, of course, for BBC presenters, ‘broadly similar.’