Why do we have to live in a society that does not care about people dying due to government indifference? 

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This tweet from BBC Question Time last night was telling:

The trouble is that we are still making mistakes. This data shows how exceptional the UK experience of Covid currently is, yet again:

This is not without consequences, as another tweet notes:

Research has shown excess deaths as a result of austerity of more than 50,000 a year since 2010. Include most of the supposed flu deaths in that, which are actually from pneumonia (the two are reported together). Scandinavian countries do not see those pneumonia deaths. They are the consequence of deaths from cold houses in the UK. We have fuel poverty and they don’t.

The question is a simple one. Why do we have to live in a society that does not care about people dying due to government indifference?