The true cost of the coronavirus pandemic, the loss of life and the economic devastation, is incalculable.
But what can be counted is the money governments around the world have already spent trying to combat it.
So far it adds up to a staggering six and a half trillion dollars. In a class action launched in the United States, China is now being sued to get the money back.
The lawsuit accuses Chinese authorities of negligence, lies and cover-ups.
In the UK, there are similar calls for compensation to be paid. And as Tara Brown reports, even in Australia there are demands the communist regime face a Nuremberg-style hearing to investigate its role in this human disaster.