At the top of our Covid-19 Heroes list are nurses, it goes without saying. They aren't paid nearly enough, put themselves daily in harm's way and get none of the glory of doctors or medical scientists on our television screens.
They are mostly doing work the rest of us aren't capable of or don't want to do. They are putting in incredible shifts, one in five has tested positive for the virus, and thousands answered the call to return to the front line in the past couple of months.
We're all agreed on that, right?
So, that's why what comes next isn't having a go. It's asking a question.
Every year influenza is responsible for between 200-500 deaths and up to 1,000 in a bad year. Every year, in a known, tracked and fairly predictable pattern.
Such a viral spread is precisely the reason Covid-19 has been taken so seriously; even with a precious vaccine available, influenza is still a killer.
We want to protect our older citizens most especially, which is why we give them and other vulnerable groups the vaccine for free.
Those who will end up in hospital wards, intensive care or nursing homes, will be treated by our wonderful nurses and doctors right until the unfortunate patients die and they will be the ones having to tell families and loved ones their relative died of the flu, because hundreds do.
So here's your starter for 10: why is the vaccination uptake among healthcare workers 53pc in public hospitals, and just 42pc in long-term care facilities?
Here's another puzzler: why is the HSE "target" on vaccinations among its own staff only 65pc? Two years ago it was just 40pc.
Why is the highest flu vaccine uptake among dental staff and the lowest among nursing staff treating vulnerable groups and flu patients?
These days we have gardaí on the streets questioning the movements of motorists, breaking up groups in parks and on beaches, imposing social distancing.
We have the State forcing businesses to close, on threat of prosecution. We are not permitted to visit loved ones in hospitals, nursing homes or even go to their funerals, all for the greater good.
Yet we are not ambitious enough to enforce a safe, successful vaccine with the very people on whose lives we all depend. We haven't even an expectation that seven in 10 will do it voluntarily. How curious.
We're all finding new hobbies these days; gardening, baking, painting or learning Italian. However, some have taken a shine to making money.
Financial brokers report a jump in clients opening online trading accounts.
Buying and selling shares isn't for the faint-hearted at the best of times, but in a roller-coaster stock market you might as well dig a hole in your newly-planted garden and dump your money into it.
According to Reuters, the uptake is welcomed by brokers since most customers inevitably crash and burn - after the brokers have collected their commission, of course.
"Everyone is looking for a quick buck and increased volatility just brings more people to the trough," said one. Lack of sports is partly creating the up-tick in activity. But if your bets aren't always successful in the bookies, the world of high finance may not be for you either.
The next series of 'Love Island', due to air in June, has been postponed until 2021.
Now, who said Covid-19 doesn't come with a silver lining?