Closed petition Stop the plan to spend £100bn of taxpayers' money on Operation Moonshot

If there are unlimited funds to address the pandemic, I want parliament to see all the scientific advice and debate options on the best use of taxpayers' money. I suggest supplementing existing infrastructure and growing testing capacity might be a more realistic, cost-effective alternative.

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Though this is an ambitious plan, even if delivered in full the project has questionable rationale and limited benefits. It will siphon off huge amounts of taxpayer cash to a handful of big companies to complete a project that may not even be needed by the time it is complete (if a vaccine is found), and distracts from the work that needs to be done now to find a vaccine, control the virus and protect communities. If delivered this may even increase the spread by changing human behaviour.

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