Later come the political questions of how the country came to be left so nakedly unprepared – the NHS and social care brutally worn down by a decade of needless, ideologically driven austerity, with local government and civil service stripped of experience and capacity. We are where we are, right now. Public services will no doubt do their heroic utmost, often in appalling situations.
There is no logical or likely amount of NHS spending which would leave it capable of dealing with a once in a century pandemic. It’s not even sensible that there should be either.