Oh dearie me, Scotland’s chief medical officer Dr Catherine Calderwood has been a very naughty girl. Usually a person’s fall from grace swiftly followed by an unreserved apology makes for wonderfully entertaining TV viewing, we do so enjoy watching the rich and powerful, pompous and hypercritical being snared by the very advice they’re lecturing other’s to follow, especially if the delinquents sour faced apology, sorry sermon! Is delivered standing before a lectern it’s like watching a crash unfolding before your very eyes!
Only problem is Catherine’s hubris is a whole lot more serious, for the past few weeks she’s been quite rightly pleading with the public to stay at home and so protect the NHS, then yesterday a Scottish newspaper published photos of her visiting her second home (40miles away), I’ll spare you the pictures but she’s been spotted outside walking with her husband and children!
Sadly the saying ‘Do as I say and Not as I do’ comes to mind, however I’m not gloating, Dr. Calderwood is good person, a health professional sharing ‘life or death’ advice we all must follow to stop this awful virus from spreading. Catherine doesn’t deserve the hate emails and radio phone in abuse she’s receiving, she’s apologised unreservedly, admitted irresponsible behaviour and given a touching honest response, so let’s all give her a break shall we. 🙂
‘Stay at home and Protect lives’
A. Shepherdson 2020