On the 6th of December 2021, the hospitalisation rate in Scotland was pro rata the same as in England. Since then it has fallen to around 20% lower.
In the last 24 hours, there were 1 323 in Scottish hospitals compared to England, ten times the population, at 16 163, 22% lower. More than 200 Scots per day protected from infections that might hospitalise them.
What could be causing this? Better communication by leaders, stricter rules, greater compliance?
Imagine Scotland had greater hospital admissions, who would be to blame?