Lockdown has provided unanticipated consequences


In my column in the East Lothian Courier I discuss just some of the issues that have been coming up regularly in my mailbox.  One of the common themes is people in already difficult circumstances being hit the hardest.

As I say in the column: “The most distressing has been the plight of those seeking to maintain contact with terminally ill loved ones. It’s difficult for nursing staff to balance the need for protection from harm for all, with common humanity for the individuals concerned. Thankfully, compassion has been balanced along with the necessary care. Through the good efforts of all, precious time together is being made available.”

You can read the full column at the East Lothian Courier website here.