In equal parts alarming and confusing, Jeremy Hanson has put out a media release claiming half the inmates in our prisons have Hepatitis C.
This is usually considered an argument in favour of a needle exchange (on the basis that otherwise they’ll be shooting up with dirty needles, thus spreading the contagion), but not to Mister Hanson:
“It seems logical to get the basics right before even thinking about a needle exchange which almost everyone but the Chief Minister disagrees with.
“Katy Gallagher last week assured the Assembly that she will continue to advocate for the best options to manage blood-borne virus transmission within a correctional setting.?
“Her failure to provide adequate treatment to prisoners already infected makes a mockery of this supposed commitment,” Mr Hanson concluded.
In the hope that we can one day dream of walking and chewing gum is it really necessary to do treatment at the expense of prevention?