Nicola Sturgeon has admitted that quickly sacking her chief medical officer for twice visiting her second home “may have been easier” than her resigning a day later after an excruciating press conference..
The First Minister said she was “trying to make the best judgments” by attempting to keep Dr Catherine Calderwood in post in the face of intense public anger over her flouting her own guidance on stopping all but essential travel.
But she said she finally realised that Dr Calderwood had sent a “terrible message” and the loss of her advice was outweighed by the risk people would stop listening to her government’s pleas to stay at home.
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