Since the middle of September, Covid hospitalisations have been climbing fast in England and Wales but are stable in Scotland. The rate in England pro rata, is around 25% higher and in Wales, around 30% higher.
Intensive care cases have been climbing too, in England and Wales, but not in Scotland. The rate in England is dramatically higher at more than twice, pro rata. In Wales, with only just over half the population, they have or have had as many, if not more, ICU cases as Scotland.
What could be causing these life-critical differences?
Scotland has 50% more nurses, 15% more consultants and 50% more beds than England?
Scotland has and has clearer and more consistent messaging from government and so, higher compliance with policy?
Scotland has no hospitals in special measures?
Scotland has had a more complete vaccination coverage?
Anything I’ve missed?