The Scottish leader has always tried to temper expectations about the country’s fight with Covid. This could pay off in an independence referendum.
Correcting a deficiency could halve the infection rates in vulnerable groups – and more than halve the death rate for those who get infected.
Those advocating such an option must be clear that this extraordinary human cost is something that they are willing to have others pay.
If he is to take the necessary steps to get a Brexit deal (and I hope he does), he is going to have to defy those instincts on a second issue, too.
If we follow Spain and France, and test and trace doesn’t improve, the mood on the Tory backbenches is likely to shift towards a Sweden-style solution.
He implies that Covid Marshalls shouldn’t have police powers, and says Tory members are “more developed in their thinking” on housing than Tory MPs.
The Government’s approach has been modelled on the country, even though its cases have continued to rise.
The latest data on cases and death rates across the continent.
People strongly back it banning separate households meeting indoors where infection rates have risen, among other moves.
The detection of spikes is, paradoxically, a consequence of the country’s improved testing regime.
The lively and chaotic city presents a warning to the Government as to how its regeneration plans could go wrong.
As of July 26, anyone who arrives in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland from Spain has needed to self-isolate for 14 days.
“It would be far worse either to muddy the waters or to hold back and delay from taking the measures when we need to take them”.
“One of the big blunders from Boris Johnson was back in March”, says the Shadow Health Secretary, as he claims quarantine should have come sooner.
From looking at a selection of other destinations, it’s clear that England is one of the last to enforce coverings in shops.