Who Won the Week (21 March 2021)

In response to Fandango’s Who Won the Week post, I have been looking at my own newsfeeds.

I have a very brief one for you this week, not only that, it doesn’t actually featrure a winner.

Regular readers of mine will remember me posting about Israel’s vaccine programme. Bottom line, vaccination gets you a passport. With the passport, you can visit certain public places. Without it, you can’t. At the time, I speculated that this was how we all might go.

I even expanded that view in a post last week. It might work in the short-term, but sooner or later, vaccine uptake will plateau and we will have a very unpleasant choice whether to continue excluding people, pretty much indefinitely. The reason it is an unpleasant decision is because the world’s movers and shakers are driven by money, and someone’s money is just as good whether they have had the vaccine or not.

All I really wanted to do this week was to highlight that this process has started. QANTAS are far and away the largest carrier into Australian airspace.

QANTAS says vaccines will be required to fly


Note that this isn’t just QANTAS saying that they will require passports – this is QANTAS predicting that every government will require them as a condition of entry. QUANTAS are a major carrier, so presumably have their finger on the pulse.

That sounds like a good call, don’t you think? But I still don’t think it’ll work long-term.


  1. I think you are right in thinking everything has a price and this is one of them. With new variants surging and people like the spring break idiots, this isn’t going to die out soon. Plus having “officials” deny Covid existence I don’t hold out hope for any quick recovery. My son in law travels by air constantly and hasn’t seen any bad repercussions and finds there are always lots of empty seats — so far, but I still worry about him

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  2. Me and Mrs H get our second jabs this week. We are keeping a close eye on the situation as we are hoping to go to Australia at the end of the year to visit our youngest son.

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