According to this Guardian report. only 12% of the deaths from Covid 19 have been in those under 65. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news...of-covid-19-than-working-age-brits-data-shows Assuming the average pensioner who died received about £150 a week in state pension, what will be the government's immediate saving for 2020 ? I make it: 30,479 times 150 = 4571952 times 52 =£237741504 We could reasonably go on to multiply that number by the average number of years each of the dead persons might have been expected to live if they hadn't had Covid 19. Let's guess at 10. 237741504 times 10 =£2377415040. Then of course there is inheritance tax, and government paid occupational index linked pensions no longer being paid to some of the dead folk. We'd need to deduct the taxes they would have paid if they'd lived. Some of them would have been getting benefits such as pension credit and disability payments. I'm not good at working out in billions-so is this a mere pittance compared with the costs of the lockdown?