After watching the First Minister quietly pointing out that an offer of a vaccine by 15th February is not the same as a needle in your arm last week, Wallace Lockhart returned looking a bit sheepish.
Remember he had said earlier and twice that England had done care homes and a higher proportion of the over 80s.
Crunching his reverse gear badly he tried this line:
This all gets quite technical…
Comparing getting a letter offering you a jag at some time in the future and actually having felt a wee prick in the arms last week seems quite an easy distinction to me. You? Your granny?
Stumbling on gamely, he says:
Now the First Minister sssshe..ssuggested there may be a distinction between ‘offering’ and people actually ‘having’ the vaccine.
Once more, isn’t there quite a difference between the care home manager telling you about the letter and getting that wee prick in the arm? You? Your granny?
Get ready for this next bit. Put your teacup down before you spill it. He says:
Explosions of laughter all round.
…to know. There may be people who are saying no to getting the vaccination in care homes so it’s important to acknowledge the fact that there may be slight differences in the figures and good reasons for it.
What on earth is he saying? I’m lost.