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Covid in Scotland LIVE as Nicola Sturgeon praises vaccine for saving 27,000 lives

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Nicola Sturgeon says she will “never be able to express enough gratitude” for those who developed the coronavirus vaccine and all Scots who have had their jags, as a new study reports that tens of thousands of lives have been saved as a result.

Authors of a World Health Organisation led paper, published on Thursday in Eurosurveillance, estimated that 27,656 people, who were aged 60 or older, have been saved in Scotland because of the rollout of the coronavirus jag from December 2020 to November this year.

Responding to the news the First Minster said: “I will never be able to express enough gratitude to those who developed and delivered vaccines - and to everyone who has had the jags”.

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