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Cup KO for Jeanfield ‘This virus is real,’says son

- BACK PAGE DOUGLAS DICKIE

The family of SNP councillor Henry Anderson, who died at the weekend from COVID-19, has urged people to get the vaccine as soon as it is offered to them.

The 68-year-old representa­tive for Almond and Earn tested positive for the virus two weeks ago and was taken into hospital on December 20.

He passed away on Sunday, December 27, leaving his family devastated.

His son Scott has now told the PA he wants to try and make sure his father’s tragic death is a lesson to anyone who may be sceptical about the vaccine.

Cllr Anderson hit the headlines earlier this month when he said anti-vaxxers should be banned from public events and that getting the jag was his “civic duty”.

Scott said: “After speaking to the doctors at Ninewells, I see how much strain they’re under. I know they had chats with my dad about the importance of getting the vaccine.

“This virus is real. Dad really, really believed in the vaccine and if he’d had it, this would never have happened.”

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