The Chief Medical Officer was busted traveling to her vacation home after telling everybody else (who don’t have vacation homes) to stay in their own homes. DO NOT TRAVEL is her order. So what happened? She got in her car with hubby and charged out of town. She got caught and apologized profusely with genuine sincerity. I believe she is sorry and I believe she will not do it again. Of course there were calls for her resignation, but what happened is that she was publicly removed from any media events and directed to continue providing her talent, skill and experience toward the medical emergency punishing the world right now.
Her poor judgment regarding personal behavior (risk to herself and others) is worth knowing and her response is worth knowing too. Beyond that, it’s not news, unless another shoe emerges and drops. Until that other shoe drops, it’s no longer news. Let us focus on what’s important – our response to this pandemic.
Way to go Scotland. The world needs more model behavior like this.
Here’s an update. I just saw that she resigned. Ok, that’s the other shoe and that’s news and now it’s not. Let’s move on.