Prof Bhopal, leading authority on prevention and control of cardiovascular diseases and of diabetes in South Asians
After a rambling account of his own memories of ‘Time gentlemen please‘ and repeating what the First Minister has been saying everyday, telling us to prioritise the young, warning against any more lock-downs, as if he’s the big expert saying it for the first time and before a, clearly getting-embarrassed host, tries to wind him up, he bursts in again to tell us about his ‘methods‘:
One thing before I go. I have written extensively and I have been privileged to have many interviews and I’ve written extensively on this topic so people can listen to me and I would like to say that I’ve had overwhelming support for what I’ve been saying and what I’ve been writing. 95% of the public and professionals from all over the world. People have been writing to me spontaneously. I have not written to them to say you have found the middle ground. I would ask people to put it into Google and listen to my long interviews. Some of them are over an hour!
Over an hour eh? He must know about this. Any research? Published? Peer-reviewed? No?
I don’t know if Prof Sridhar has responded but I feel sure Willie Rennie likes the sound of that ‘middle ground‘ and Kaye ‘loves that disagreement among academics.‘
Kaye clearly knows little of research methods if she’s happy with that.
Weighing in against the active, globally influential professors Sridhar and Bauld, of Edinburgh University, she has, making a come-back, Professor Raj Bhopal who retired from the same university in 2018.
So, not as long-retired as Prof Pennington, is Prof Bhopal, now BBC Scotland’s youth policy? Even they must have been getting a bit red-faced wheeling on Pennington all the time.
Bhopal, unlike Sridhar and Bauld does not seem to have ever advised governments on the control of viral or even bacterial outbreaks. Rather, he seems to have specialised in:
An epidemiological approach to investigating ethnic differences in health and health care, particularly among ethnic minority groups. It has included work on the prevention and control of cardiovascular diseases and of diabetes in South Asians.
I’m no expert but, I don’t think face masks, hand-washing or social distancing work too well with diabetics or those at risk of a heart attack.