Covid-19 Update

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 3rd March 2020.

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Photo of Jeane Freeman Jeane Freeman Scottish National Party

Vulnerable people will be protected in part by the ways in which we can all protect ourselves, which I have described. Where they have particular concerns because of underlying conditions, their GP or NHS 24 can give them specific additional clinical advice. As we move from the containment phase to the delay phase, depending on the clinical and scientific advice that we receive, we may provide those groups with additional advice and steps that may differ from what is provided to others.

However, we are not at that stage yet, and the evidence that David Stewart has quite rightly referred to—I am not questioning the evidence that is currently guiding us—will be refined as we have more data about how the virus is spreading in other countries and about our UK cases. The modellers will refine that data as they go, and that may point us either to additional conditions that we should pay particular attention to or to a shift in how the virus is impacting as it spreads to other countries.