Sturgeon’s prudent face mask rules more successful in protecting Scots schoolchildren

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As the Scottish Cons campaign to get them off, the data are clear. Sturgeon has protected thousands of Scots school-children from infection and perhaps long-Covid.

Comparisons are always difficult but according to the ONS, for the week-ending 29 January, 13.1% of 6-12 year-olds and 7.6% of 13-17 year-olds in England, tested positive.

According to Public Health Scotland data for week-ending 8 February, 5.3% of 0-14 year-olds and 6.44% of 15-19 year-olds tested positive.

So, different grouping but, overall, significantly lower infection rates in Scottish schools. The face masks work.

Sources:

https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/conditionsanddiseases/articles/coronaviruscovid19/latestinsights

Scotland Coronavirus Tracker

6 thoughts on “Sturgeon’s prudent face mask rules more successful in protecting Scots schoolchildren

  1. Tory Health spokesman , Gulhane , a supposed medical professional , keeps supporting the removal of measures which most people , with no medical qualifications , believe are mitigating the effects of a pandemic .
    Does he never think that perhaps he is in the wrong profession ?

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  2. I had the misfortune to hear John Beattie parroting the Tory anti mask line, and insist that the difference in infection rate was insignificant despite the difference in mask policy. He’s maybe touting for a seat among the numpties at the next election.

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    1. One person interviewed was complaining about her son having to wear a mask for 7 hours every day. I hope he never decides to take up surgery as a career!

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