Scotland Papers: Care Home Bungle Vaccine and Unreliable Ferries

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Residents of a Lanarkshire nursing home were injected with salt water instead of the Covid vaccine, the Sunday Mail reveals. Last December, 11 patients received saline after a “staggering mistake” at Millbrae Care Home in Coatbridge. The document says that NHS Lanarkshire has “issued an apology but admitted that it cannot say how many other ‘vaccination errors’ may have occurred.” The document adds that a small amount of saline is supposed to be mixed with pure Pfizer vaccine before it is given.

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According to Scotland on Sunday, discontent with the performance of CalMac’s west coast ferry routes has renewed calls for more competition as ministers await a key report that could lead to a shakeup.

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The Sunday Post reports on comments by former Prime Minister Gordon Brown that rising global nationalism has sabotaged efforts against climate change.

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The National reports that Scottish Conservatives leader Douglas Ross earned nearly £ 2,000 from a 90-minute soccer referee job.

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The Herald says hundreds of Scottish fishermen say trawling has “devastated the country’s coastal waters.” They want an exclusion zone to be established so that the sea can recover and a shift towards sustainable fishing, the newspaper says.

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The Sunday Times reports that UK government Health Secretary Sajid Javid has ordered a review of racial bias in medical devices for fear that thousands of ethnic minority patients would die from Covid when they should have survived. Oximeters, which monitor blood oxygen levels, are less accurate in dark-skinned people, research has shown.

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According to the Sunday Express, Scotland could become a major target for drug gangs if certain substances were decriminalized.

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Meanwhile, the Mail on Sunday claims that members of the Royal Family are “at war” with the BBC over a documentary to air on Monday, which the newspaper says has been condemned as “gossip” by a high-level royal source. . The Queen, the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge, the newspaper says, are “furious” that the BBC failed to show the program – The Princes and the Press – to Buckingham Palace officials before it airs. .

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According to The Sun, the soap opera Emmerdale has been “rocked by a racial investigation involving two of the main stars of the ITV soap opera.”

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Members of his own party reportedly warned the prime minister that the crossing of the English Channel by immigrants in small boats could “destroy” the Conservatives, The Sunday Telegraph reports. Boris Johnson has been accused of moving to central ground, the newspaper notes. One party donor, who the Telegraph does not mention, is quoted as saying: “When you move to the center, you drive a hole in your right flank and someone comes in and settles there. You can’t get a majority there.”

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