While many politicians, driven by the mainstream media, have embraced lockdowns in the battle against COVID, others are starting to count the cost.
The Daily Mail recently did an audit of the cost of the lockdowns in Britain and estimated one day of lockdown adds £1 billion to the country’s national debt. It also calculated the cost on people’s lives.
Unfortunately, the true cost of the lockdowns will surface in the years after the COVID pandemic has ended.
Today’s lockdown audit illustrates the crippling impact that 12 months of curbs have had on swathes of the economy, with pubs and restaurants losing an estimated £1.7 billion a week, and some 15,000 shops expected to never reopen.
The grim Covid death toll, which yesterday hit 126,155, is well known. But today’s analysis also reveals the dire impact of the past year on the nation’s health. The NHS waiting list has soared to a record high of nearly 4.6million, with 300,000 waiting more than a year for treatment.
On cancer, 44,000 fewer patients started treatment last year and there were 4.4million fewer life-saving diagnostic tests. An extra 6,000 people died of heart disease and stroke. Mental health services saw a 27,000 rise in individuals seeking support, while child eating disorders doubled.
READ: The shattering price of lockdown: Huge impact of curbs on our health and economy is revealed after a year of Covid restrictions… as EU vaccine block threatens to hit Britain’s rollout for MONTHS
Of course, we can’t forget that Britain’s COVID stats are padded. READ: THIRD of UK Covid victims in July and August ‘died from OTHER causes’ – including cancer or being hit by a car – Oxford University scientists reveal AND: What IS the truth about Covid deaths? Grieving relatives along with MPs and top medics demand inquiry as families reveal MORE loved ones they believe were wrongly certified as virus victims AND: Coronavirus Patients with Learning Disabilities Given ‘Do Not Resuscitate Orders’ in Britain
And as I have mentioned in the past, Britain does not even top the list for the Oscar Award for “Financial Incompetence During a Crisis.” That award falls clearly to Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau.
Canada led the annual deficit pack in 2020, and Britain didn’t even make the podium coming in a disappointing fourth:
|United States||-18.7||New Zealand||-9.2|
|United Kingdom||-16.5||Slovak Republic||-8.8|
|Hong Kong SAR||-11.8||Sweden||-5.9|