IAM not an SNP supporter but I do feel that Nicola Sturgeon was right in this instance not to sack Catherine Calderwood and I’m disappointed that the chief medical officer felt forced to resign anyway.

Calderwood didn’t follow her own advice but really, is that her fault or the fault of unsuitable advice? How much actual harm did she do? Calderwood drove in her own enclosed vehicle to her private property – she was not in contact with anyone outside the family she already lives with, so she endangered no-one.

She was behaving much more safely than the joggers who blaze past me on the pavement, not paying any attention to social distancing.

Catriona Stewart (Glasgow Times, Tuesday) dismisses several reasons for Calderwood’s actions but one not considered is that the former chief medical officer used her knowledge to understand that she wasn’t spreading any infection. Unfortunately, this is a worrying sign that sensible science is being smothered by political panic.

Robert Frazer

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