The start of Reading Week means the end of the Spectator. But not the end of the world! With finals looming and storm clouds brewing, what will we talk about to lift our spirits? Duh. Swine flu.

In Mexico the spread is slowing, the restaurants are reopening, and everyone’s sneezing into their sleeves.

Is the need for a UK flu leaflet campaign encouraging? No. Is the cover of the UK flu leaflet hilarious? You decide.

China doesn’t discriminate against Mexicans. It quarantines everybody.

Self-medication won’t help, unless it’s the suddenly super popular Tamiflu.

The hell with your swine flu, it’s Cinco de Mayo!