Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Tackling Scotland's Problems

More than 21,000 healthy Scots have signed up to become volunteers to support vulnerable people in their area during the coronavirus pandemic. People are being asked to go to the Ready Scotland website if they wish to provide practical or emotional help.
Glasgow's  Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow could be in operation as a temporary hospital within two weeks. The emergency facility will be run by the NHS and could have capacity for more than 1,000 patients.
Health Secretary Jeane Freeman said the emergency facility would be a hospital staffed by and run by the NHS, "with full clinical and medical infection control standards".

When push comes to shove, this shows that society can if it wishes challenge the many social problems that faces it. But why have we waited for a global pandemic to mobilise the people and the resources?

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