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Scottish Tories Out of Touch With Reality on Covid Measures

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Majority of Scots back The Scottish Governments measures to protect the public.

The SNP has accused the Scottish Tories of being ‘out of touch with reality’ as new polling shows a majority of people support the measures taken by the Scottish Government to protect the public from the Omicron variant.

The Savanta ComRes poll for the Scotsman shows two-thirds of Scots think the measures introduced before Christmas were the right thing to do to curb the spread of Covid after the Omicron variant emerged.

The results demonstrate how the Scottish Tories are out of touch with the people of Scotland as they accused the Scottish Government of going ‘too far’ with measures.

Commenting, convenor of the Health, Social Care and Sport committee Gillian Martin MSP (pictured) said:

“As the Omicron variant emerged the Scottish Government made very difficult but correct calls to introduce measures which would curb the spread of the virus as we learned how much more transmissible the new variant was.

“If it was up to the Scottish Tories they would have accepted more people being admitted to hospital and more deaths and that was just not an acceptable outcome.

“Their plan would have also seen our hospitals overwhelmed, leading to serious harm to people with other illnesses and conditions.

“This polling also shows how the Tories are completely out of touch with reality as a large majority of people in Scotland back the measures put in place by the Scottish Government and recognised the need to keep people safe from the virus.

“It is thanks to the sacrifices that everyone has made and the incredibly high vaccine uptake that measures can be lifted.

“This demonstrates how the Scottish Tories have nothing to offer the Scottish people and continue to operate with an opposition for opposition’s sake mentality.”

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