The UK’s COVID–19 enquiry

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Does the UK government’s incompetent response to COVID–19, as exposed by the enqury, offer any lessons for the future?

I think it does: it tells us that the UK’s education system is hugely deficient. In particular we have supposedly ‘elite’ universities offering degrees which produce graduates who believe that they are supremely entitled to govern while being, in fact, utterly unqualified to do so. People who are both completely incapable of understanding the mathematics they need to deal with something like a pandemic, climate change or many other things and so arrogant that they refuse to listen to those who do understand. Oxford’s useless PPE degree is not the only problem, but abolishing it would certainly be a good start.