Then along come another set of experts, including Catherine Calderwood, our former Chief Medical Officer, to tell us the focus on testing is a “diversion” and doesn’t matter all that much. Who is one to believe? On balance, we tend to accept that “we are where we are”, even if it is not quite where we should be. … More BRIAN WILSON WRITES FOR THE DEMOCRAT
The Jewish Chronicle and Jewish News are to be liquidated, it has been confirmed today. … More VIRUS: TWO MORE NEWSPAPERS CLOSE DOWN
Especially given that it is a matter of life and death, underscored by the fact that a council home care worker, Catherine Sweeney, has died after contracting coronavirus. … More NOTEBOOK: WHERE’S THE COUNCIL LEADER GONE?
Data from the NRS shows a total of 354 deaths had been linked to the virus as of 5 April. This compares to a figure of 220 deaths reported on that day using Health Protection Scotland data. … More VIRUS: DEATH NUMBERS WILL BE RELEASED WEEKLY
Jackie Baillie MSP said: “I am glad that Boots has temporarily suspended their £5 delivery charge. I called for this decision to be made months ago as it put those who were unable to leave their house at a financial disadvantage. … More BAILLIE WELCOMES BOOTS DELIVERY CHARGE WAIVER
Lent and Eastertide could be a moment of creativity and conversion for the Church, for the world and for the whole of creation. … More VIRUS: POPE FRANCIS WARNS PREPARE FOR THE AFTERMATH
“Not only do they look after her medically, they do so much more on top. They know I am down south and have gone out of their way to make sure we can stay in touch. Just brilliant.” … More I PADS KEEP PATIENTS IN TOUCH WITH FAMILY
Death stalks the area as Coronavirus impacts. Eleven deaths in ten days in one care home already. More deaths in other homes too. Complaints of severe shortages of PPE to frontline carers and NHS staff. … More VIRUS: READER COMMENT ON NEW FOI LAWS