Putin’s actions likely to make life harder for everyone, warns Highland GP Dr Ross Jaffrey, as latest Covid-19 milestone is marked

Dr. Ross Jaffrey

‘One man actions’ risk making life harder for everyone over the next few months, warns a Highland GP who has led a local campaign to tackle the Covid threat for the past two years.

Dr Ross Jaffrey made his remarks about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine on the day Covid-19 passport restrictions end in Scotland.

Dr Jaffrey, who has patients in Muir of Ord and Beauly, set up the Safe Hands, Save Lives campaign at the start of the pandemic to help encourage good hygiene practices as widely as possible to curb the spread of the virus.

Reflecting on the latest milestone in the Covid recovery program and events unfolding on the world stage, Dr Jaffrey said: “Covid passport restrictions end in Scotland today. The virus remains a concern. Everyone did an amazing job helping each other. came together like never before.

“Unfortunately, the actions of one man in Russia will likely make life much harder for many people over the next few months. The effects on fuel prices will push many families into poverty, undermining many attempts to upscale, and could have a much harsher impact on the long-term health of our population.

“Food banks are going to need help. Using them is not a sign of failure for those who have to use them. Try to support these lifelines if you can afford it. will be nothing compared to what the people of Ukraine are facing right now.

https://www.trusselltrust.org has a postcode search tool and is a charity that helps support local food banks. Blythswood coordinates the main Highland depots.”

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