Back again as just Hughie, the Scotland in Union covert writing group member, seems to have lifted my sources from repeated rejections of the argument that hospital discharges caused the care home infections.

We seem to agree that they were inadvertently caused by agency staff untested on arrival in care homes, often from as far away as Kent.

The research is here:

But then, astonishingly, he thinks the Scottish Government was to blame for not testing them even though they were bussed in by profit-seeking corporations, making up to £1 000 per week for a resident.

Might the care home owners have taken responsibility for the care of their residents and staff and paid for one of the easily accessed tests for one of their own employees?