England is worse than Scotland because England has done summat or other to the NHS. Had more private provision. Perhaps it’s not integrated with the care home sector. But, summat, less government anyway:
That is not a definition of success.
And it is a sure sign that the UK (or rather, England) remains an outlier on this issue, largely because unlike Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland it does not have an integrated care system.
As assertion and one that might even be true:
Meanwhile, the academics said that Scotland so far appears to be suffering a proportionally higher number of confirmed Covid-19 fatalities than the rest of the UK, with 9.4 per cent of confirmed coronavirus deaths in Scotland, home to just 8.2 per cent of the overall population….
Oh, Scotland is performing worse then. Thus whatever the system is in England is preferable to the one in Scotland. Well, using the initial logic from Spud it would be. But we’re never going to hear him say that, are we?