Posted by Gareth Icke Posted on 7 March 2020

Former Scottish government worker claims a coronavirus pandemic ‘would be quite useful’ in killing off NHS bed blockers in the wake of the first UK death

‘A coronavirus pandemic would be ‘quite useful’ in killing off hospital bed blockers, a senior doctor claimed today in the wake of the first UK death.

Professor June Andrews, a former Scottish government official, conceded the comments sounded ‘horrific’ but insisted they were an honest assessment of the consequences of a Covid-19 pandemic.

Speaking to Holyrood’s public audit committee, she blamed politicians for leaving the elderly stuck in hospitals because there were not enough social care services for them to be discharged to.

‘If you’re on the board of a care home company, a pandemic is one of things you think about as a potential damage to your business because of the number of older people it’s going to take out of the system,’ she said.’

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