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Covid Inquiry - what's the point

Wibbles
Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,543 Pioneering
edited November 2023 in Coffee lounge
I see no point in the current Covid Inquiry.
Nobody is going to be found guilty of anything and it's going to cost over £100 million just to point out the bleeding obvious .......that money would have been much better spent on the NHS.
In the UK, more than 228,000 people have since died with Covid-19 listed on their death certificate - so the inquiry, alone is costing almost £450 per death !!!
Covid itself cost the country over £310 billion.

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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,040 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2023
    Is this the enquiry to decide whether Boris had a cake on his birthday or is this a new one?

    (Not that I agree with Boris and co. breaking Covid rules)
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,314 Scope online community team
    edited November 2023
    It's to learn from it in the hope that next time there's a pandemic it will make us savings, or more importantly, save lives.

    Since we're talking economics right now:

    100 million is about 0.03% of the total cost that covid was. If the next pandemic is just as bad or worse, we can use what we learnt in the inquiry to act better next time. The inquiry is not a court, it is a fact-finding mission. 

    I dislike the idea of putting monetary cost or financial value on human lives personally.

    edit: wow I got my percentage wrong at first, corrected.
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  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 2,883 Scope online community team
    I think it costs something like £180 million each day to run the NHS, so amount being spent on this enquiry is pretty small and could potentially save the NHS a lot of money in the future if anything were to happen again.  

    Personally I've found the hearings really interesting.  Infuriating, but interesting. 

    (personal opinion, I don't speak for Scope here of course.) 
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