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'Life is much more than the pandemic' – Highland GP says tennis ace Emma Raducana's US Open provides a huge lift in challenging times during ongoing Covid-19 battle

By Hector MacKenzie

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Dr Ross Jaffrey last year launched the Safe Hands, Saves Lives campaign Picture: Callum Mackay
Dr Ross Jaffrey last year launched the Safe Hands, Saves Lives campaign Picture: Callum Mackay

EMMA Raducana's fairytale US Open tennis victory has been provided a huge lift at a time of ongoing uncertainty over the Covid-19 pandemic – and shown that adversity can be overcome.

That's the view of Highland GP Dr Ross Jaffrey who says the teenager's remarkable triumph against the odds offers encouragement that in the darkest of times "anything is possible".

The GP, who is behind the Safe Hands, Saves Lives campaign that shares information from a medical perspective and encourages good hygiene, made his remarks against a backdrop of Scotland being labelled the UK coronavirus hotspot. .

He posted: "Scotland remains the UK hotspot for Covid. Apparently 1 in 45 have the virus.

"Keep trying your best to avoid catching and spreading this virus. Scotland may have reached its peak looking at recent trends.

"Well done to Emma Raducanu – first tennis player to win a grand slam event from qualifying. Shows you anything is possible and we can get through adversity regardless of the barriers placed in front of us. Well done her.

"Life is much more than the pandemic. Thank you Emma for giving some of us a big lift."

His comments received strong endorsement from the group's following.

Joan Munro posted: "Thanks Ross – agree about Emma R’s sensational achievement – great to have something really positive to celebrate!"

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