Its reported death rate of 46 per 100,000 is far lower than the 71 per 100,000 in England. But it is on a par with France and higher than Northern Ireland. England has 56 million people, compared with Scotlands 5.4 million. It is sparsely populated, without a metropolis like London, where the outbreak exploded in early March. Fortunate timing may have spared it the worst.
Scotland was six or seven days behind London, said Mark Woolhouse, a professor of epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh. That is a very long time, if the epidemic is doubling every three or four days. Scotlands experience, he added, was not particularly better or worse than other European countries.
For many in Scotland, however, what matters is not how their country fared relative to the rest of the world, but how it stacks up to England. Ms. Sturgeons approval ratings have risen to above 80 percent, while Mr. Johnsons ratings have declined. That could embolden her to press him to allow another independence referendum something he has so far ruled out.
They might still say no, said Nicola McEwen, a professor of politics at the University of Edinburgh. But it will be more difficult. She is emerging from this, at least so far, with more authority and more respect.
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PC Andrew Harper: Emergency worker killers ‘should get full life sentence’ – BBC News
PC Andrew Harper’s family calls for “Andrew’s Law” to increase jail terms for killing emergency workers.
PC Andrew Harper’s wedding took place four weeks before he was killed
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Lissie Harper has launched a campaign with the Police Federation for “Andrew’s Law” after her husband was killed on duty in Berkshire.
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