In monetary terms covid-19 recovery is already ¬£300bn and growing; the price paid by individuals, families and communities will sit long in their memories and may prove itself capable of denting confidence in government.
What would Covid-19 prevention or preparedness cost e.g. NHS surge capacity; track and trace; vaccine production capability. What would be the cost of prevention be across the national risk register?
Is it time to reset the mentality that throws significant amounts of money at recovery whilst being cautious about investing in prevention. Leaving arrangements as they stand carries multiple risks, such as hoping that a further systemic level shock does not hit the UK in the sort-medium term; loss of confidence in public services and those responsible for them; debt burden risks.