Iain Macwhirter writes regularly for The Herald and Sunday Herald and is spot on with this tweet in which he points out that the Scottish Government was, until very recently, following a policy of 'herd immunity' in relation to Coronavirurus.This was the view of the government’s medical advisers and scientists right up until the moment they stopped saying it. https://t.co/LZyltsy26G— Iain Macwhirter (@iainmacwhirter) May 26, 2020
Coronavirus - Then and Now (28/05/20)
Here's an interesting Channel 4 interview with Scotland's national clinical director, Jason Leitch who was speaking on behalf of the Scottish Government on 16 March 2020, the week before the current lockdown was imposed.
Here are some key points that jump out to me, albeit with the benefit of hindsight which was not available to the decision-makers at the time:
Yet it seems crystal clear, even now, that a major weakness of the agreed government strategy was the role played in spreading the virus far and wide - by people who were already infected without showing any symptoms of Covid-19.
I would also say that government lost sight of the need to make social care and care homes as big a priority as the NHS.
But do make time listen to Jason Leitch's Channel 4 interview and decide for yourself.