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28 Jan, 4 tweets, 1 min read
Nicola Sturgeon likes to suggest that Scotland would be better off with its highest level of Government resting in Brussels rather than Westminster.

Shall we put that to the test with a topical example?
💉Say... vaccinations?💉
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇬🇧So far Scotland has received an allocation of over 700,000 vaccines via the UK and, has vaccinated 8.5% of the population. 𝗜𝗻 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗱𝘀, 𝟰𝟯𝟲,𝟬𝟬𝟬 𝗽𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲.
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇪🇺If Scotland had vaccinated at the rate of Denmark (a country of similar size and demographics and one judged to have done the best out of all EU countries so far) it would have seen just 3.73% of the population vaccinated. 𝗝𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟬𝟬,𝟬𝟬𝟬 𝗽𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲.
🇪🇺🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿Under the EU’s vaccine scheme, Scotland’s allocation for the next week would be just 70k more vaccines.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇬🇧As part of the UK’s programme Scotland is estimated to be ready to ramp up to 400k vaccinations a week from the beginning of February.

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