UK Daily Mail
August 2, 2010
The £1.2billion spent on tackling the swine flu pandemic that never was may have saved as few as 26 lives at a cost of up to £46million each, an astonishing study has found.
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
The vast sum spent on vaccinations, anti-virals and facemasks prevented such a paltry number of deaths because the virus turned out to be far less deadly than normal flu.
The £46milllion cost of saving each life is enough to pay the salary of almost 2,000 nurses.
And, amazingly, ministers believe the number of saved lives estimated by the Health Protection Agency could actually be an over-estimate.