Covid-19 Fiscal Implications

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 16th June 2020.

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Photo of Michelle Ballantyne Michelle Ballantyne Conservative

I do not disagree with where Tom Arthur is coming from, but there is a bigger issue at stake here. Covid is one health issue. There have been hundreds of thousands of cancelled appointments in the health service, and people are starting to really suffer. People are starting to die. The number of suicides is increasing. Covid is one health crisis, but we have a huge health crisis coming down the road as a result of the decisions that we have made to suppress Covid. Does Mr Arthur recognise that?