More than 24 hours since the First Minister had to explain to Andrew Marr the blindingly obvious reason why Scotland had chosen to follow the expert advice of the UK Joint Committee on Vaccines and Immunisation, to prioritise care home residents ahead of all other groups, Severin Carrell is either parroting Douglas Ross or hopelessly behind the curve.
Writing for an at times, leftist newspaper and certainly one in the past, opposed to Tory brutalism, he does not once mention the JCVI advice. Surely a writer for a supposedly intelligent newspaper, favoured by professionals, should have been able to inform his readers of expert opinion from the top, independent, academics in the field.
The real stories here are why did the Conservative Government ignore expert advice and what are the emerging costs in terms of deaths in care homes there?
At he end of the report we see:
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It would have to be whole lot better Severin.