We calculate the astronomical cost of the virus as double the sum spent each year on healthcare

The tragedy of 2020 will leave deep scars on our country. Thousands of families across the UK have lost loved ones. Hundreds of thousands more have lost their livelihoods. And we have all lost our most basic freedoms.

There are, thankfully, tentative signs that we may have reached the virus’s peak. So thoughts must turn towards the way ahead and what the cost of the outbreak will mean for us in the future – not least in terms of the scale of the repair work needed and what it means for the public finances.

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Date Added: Tuesday 21st April 2020