Spare a thought for those going to university for the first time this year.
Not only are in-person lessons non-existent, they’re paying through the nose to live in a strange place, in usually cramped accommodation, with people they can’t even socialise with.
Now imagine you’re a student experiencing all of that and the government’s just told you that you can’t go and see your mum at Christmas in case you give her Covid-19 – even though that same government prevented you from doing remote learning from home in the first place.
That hasn’t stopped the government preparing to spend £100bn on it though.
And this week Baroness Dido Harding (who has presided over the apparent crisis in capacity of the current testing system) announced that actually, these non-existent ‘moonshot’ tests will cost a pretty penny and won’t be free on the NHS.
When they exist, of course.
A price is yet to be announced as again, the tests do not exist, but it will be the "normal cost of doing business" Harding told a press conference.
6. When Matt Hancock refused to answer whether we have enough flu vaccines for vulnerable people
Will there be enough flu vaccines for everyone?
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Coronavirus isn’t the only virus we now have to be concerned about – as winter approaches, the flu is waiting for its turn.
And as a result, requests for flu vaccines have shot up, to the degree that jabs will be limited because of such high demand.
Appearing on Kay Burley’s Sky News show, Matt Hancock refused to answer whether there would be enough flu vaccines for everyone but insisted that those who were most vulnerable and in need – like the elderly – would be first in line.
Which led a puzzled Burley to ask why foreign secretary Dominic Raab had claimed he was getting a jab on Friday only the day before.