Some statistics – now, how does this work?

Some statistics for infection rates per 100,000 head of population:

Coventry (Midlands) – 134
Bristol (West Country) – 141
Leeds (Yorkshire) – 144
Newcastle (North East) – 146
Greater Manchester (North West) – 159

All of these areas have been placed in Tier 3, with travel restrictions imposed and hospitality businesses forced to close.  These are just the figures for some densely-populated urban areas: in other areas under Tier 3 restrictions, the rate is far lower.

And now take a look at these figures, by comparison:

London – 183
Luton (just outside London, airport named “London Luton”) – 287

But both of these areas have been placed in Tier 2, where travel restrictions have not been imposed and hospitality businesses are open.

 

This is because the government wants to protect jobs in London.  Jobs in the rest of the country, apparently, are unimportant.

Is it any wonder that people are fed up?

 

 

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “Some statistics – now, how does this work?

  1. You’re right I think unless London goes into tier 3 very soon the rest of us might be forgiven for thinking the entire Covid management strategy is solely about minimising economic damage to the capital.

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    1. I’d rather they put us into Tier 2! But this differentiation in treatment between London and the rest of the country is really annoying me. I’ve got nothing against London – it’s the politicians’ fault, not theirs – but it’s not very fair.

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