Is Boris Johnson's "moonshot project" just fantasy? And Freshers' Week students are being told to stay out of each others bedrooms

Boris Johnson's "moonshoot project" would see billions of pounds spent on testing kits that can deliver results that day, but his optimism has been met with scepticism and some scientists say the tech doesn't exist. Columnist Ayesha Hazarika tells us she thinks the scheme sounds like a fantasy, and what people really want are the hard facts. A former government advisor herself, she says Downing Street's communications are confusing the public, and it's time to get real. 


Also, the Evening Standard's deputy political editor Nicholas Cecil explains why a government minister's telling students to "take responsibility" in the bedroom during Freshers' Week. Health minister Lord Bethell's given the warning as universities open their doors, amid concerns it could lead to a further spike in coronavirus cases. But the NUS says students are being made "a scapegoat". 


 

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