Labour’s Monica Lennon in cahoots with the Herald’s Tom Gordon attempt to undermine Scottish Government policy in the face of overwhelming support for both it, the First Minister and the SNP.
The statistics they use do not indicate, crucially, whether or not these patients were infected before or after admission. The headlines are, as they stand, lies.
Even if there was evidence for the claims, these deaths would make up, according to Gordon, only 5.6% of all coronavirus deaths. The figure for England is estimated at nearly 20%.
The unreliability of the data make a call for an inquiry just another piece of political opportunism by Scottish Labour, all-too-familiar for those who remember Ana Sarwar’s nauseating exploitation of a heartbroken mother of a dead child to push for inquiry into a Glasgow Hospital.