Covid-19

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 4th January 2021.

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Photo of Bruce Crawford Bruce Crawford Scottish National Party

Does the First Minister agree that, although we may yet face some of the darkest days of the pandemic, it is even more vital that people are given hope and greater certainty that brighter times lie ahead?

We know that our amazing NHS staff will step up and perform when the vaccines are delivered to them, but I believe that it would greatly help people if we were to get more medium to longer-term certainty from the vaccine manufacturers about production volumes and timescales for delivery to the NHS front line. What more could the Scottish Government do, in discussion with the UK Government and the vaccine companies, to provide that greater certainty in the medium to long term?