Is the vast cost of stopping COVID-19 deaths really worth it?

Dr Malcolm Kendrick crunches the numbers on saving lives in times of a global pandemic

The global response to the coronavirus threat is coming at vast social and economic cost with hundreds of thousands of jobs lost and millions of lives turned up-side-down.

Here, Dr Malcolm Kendrick, a Scottish GP, sceptic and author, asks that basic question: How much should we spend to save a human life threatened by COVID-19?  

Note: this article was first published on 29 March