Covid-19: Professor defends remarks that Covid-19 virus could prove “useful” in removing elderly patients she refers to as “bed blockers” from the system – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

Covid-19: Professor defends remarks that Covid-19 virus could prove “useful” in removing elderly patients she refers to as “bed blockers” from the system




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A former Scottish government official June Andrews who is a professor in dementia studies, and served for years as Director of the Centre for Change and Innovation for the Scottish government has defended her remarks that the Covid-19 virus may prove useful by killing off the elderly.

The Daily Mail obtained footage of Professor Andrews can be heard saying

“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. Curiously, ripping off the sticking plaster, in a hospital that has 92 delayed discharges, a pandemic would be quite useful because your hospital would work because these people would be taken out of the system.”

While the Professor conceded on Thursday that the comments sounded “horrific” but insisted they were an honest assessment of the consequences of a Covid-19 pandemic.

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