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How Much?!?

According to the UK National Audit Office, as of September 2021 the UK Government has spent £370,000,000,000 (three hundred and seventy billion pounds) on their ludicrous, unscientific response to “COVID-19”.

Now we hear these massive numbers thrown about by politicians and big corporations so much that they have become almost meaningless. Numbers in the billions and even trillions are so commonplace now that when you hear a cost in the millions it almost sounds like a bargain.

So, I’m going to try and put that number in to some perspective, explained in ways that really illustrate just how much money that is. Obviously £370 billion is not everything that was spent up to now, and probably isn’t all costs even up to the stated date of September 2021, but it is still an insane amount of money, all the more so once you grasp the now-proven fact that it was all unnecessary. We’ll just take that figure for now, understanding that it is not the sum total.

Perspective One

If you were to count out £370 billion, at a rate of £1 per second, it would take you…

…approximately 11,724 years.

Perspective Two

If you were to stack 370 billion £1 coins, the pile would be…

…approximately 643,878 miles high.

To put that into perspective, going by standard astronomical consensus, the circumference of the Earth is approximately 24,901 miles. Going by that, the pile of coins would go around the Earth roughly 25 times, or over 2.5 times the distance to the moon.

This, of course, is bonkers. Have a wonderful day.