In the Herald this morning from young Bol:
A LEADING economist has labelled plans for a national care services to halt widespread strain at the height of the pandemic “a distraction” – instead calling for focus on properly funding the sector. Almost half of all Covid-19 deaths in Scotland have taken place in care homes – while the Scottish Government has been repeatedly asked to clarify why elderly patients were moved from hospitals to care homes without having negative test results for the virus at the outset of the crisis.
I’ll come back to that foul-smelling long-discredited, Labour-sourced, wrong insert about the hospital discharges, but first:
Scottish Labour and the Tories too, have been going on forever about not delaying investigations just because the SNP Government wants to concentrate of the pandemic. They’ve got their way. The First Minister has done what they asked. The independent review can get on with it off-to-the side. Happy now?
Why is a leading academic not happy now?
Has he not been appointed to join the review? Not leading enough? Not international?
As for the hospital discharges, the complete lack of evidence that they caused the outbreaks and the strong evidence that cost-cutting corporations did it it with the over-use of agency staff in over-sized care homes is ‘in.’ It’s here: