The Holiday Guru dispenses advice on vaccine passports, cruise refunds and health insurance

The Holiday Guru is always on hand to answer your questions. This week he advises on booking a trip to America this autumn, as well as cancelling a Tui package holiday to Greece.  Q. I would like to travel to the USA in October to attend a Nascar race in Alabama. I have had my … Read more

Covid-19: Two out of five over-80s have broken lockdown since having a first dose of the vaccine

Around 40% of over-80s vaccinated against Covid have broken lockdown rules by meeting up with friends or family after getting the jab, data shows Office for National Statistics study surveyed 2,070 over-80s across England  43 per cent admitted to rebelling against restrictions after having a first dose Nearly half admitted to meeting someone indoors since … Read more

Health worker goes into anaphylactic shock after getting Pfizer Covid vaccine

Health worker who had the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine now in intensive care after going into anaphylactic shock Health worker was intensive care after getting the vaccine at the Gold Coast  The worker has a history of anaphylaxis and was treated in intensive care About 300,000 doses of Covid vaccines will be distributed across the country … Read more

Bachelor star Sam Royce is one of Australia’s first reality TV stars to get the COVID-19 vaccine

Bachelor star and federal agent Sam Royce is one of Australia’s first reality TV stars to get the COVID-19 vaccine By Candice Jackson For Daily Mail Australia Published: 23:26 GMT, 3 March 2021 | Updated: 23:48 GMT, 3 March 2021 Australia’s first Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 jab was administered to 84-year-old Jane Malysiak on Sunday, February 21. … Read more

Eurozone headed for double-dip recession amid slow vaccine rollout

Eurozone headed for a double-dip recession as the slow vaccine rollout prolongs the economic misery By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 22:12 GMT, 3 March 2021 | Updated: 22:12 GMT, 3 March 2021 The eurozone is heading for a double-dip recession as the slow rollout of Covid-19 vaccines prolongs economic misery across the … Read more

‘Covid vaccine passport app’ to be trialled on Singapore Airlines London flights

Vaccine passports have landed in the UK as the International Air Transport Association trials an app with an airline between Singapore and London. The phone software from IATA stores evidence of a negative Covid test as well as the facility to store evidence travellers have had coronavirus vaccinations. It is being trialled over the next few … Read more

Germany, France and Sweden blame EU and governments for vaccine shambles

People in Germany, France and Sweden blame their own governments and the EU for their stuttering vaccine programmes while Britons are happy with the UK’s rapid progress, a new poll shows.   The survey by Kekst CNC found 77 per cent of Britons saying their country has handled the vaccine roll-out well – compared to 23 … Read more

Muslims will need a Covid-19 vaccine to perform the Hajj pilgrimage, Saudi Arabia declares

Muslims will need to be vaccinated against Covid-19 to perform the Hajj pilgrimage, Saudi Arabia declares The Saudi Health Ministry said a vaccine would be ‘the main condition for participation’ in the pilgrimage The government statement, released on Tuesday, did not specify whether worshippers from outside the kingdom would be able to attend Last year, … Read more

No10 admits ‘Crude’ and flawed formula used to divvy up Covid vaccine supplies

A ‘crude’ and controversial algorithm is being used to divvy up Covid jab supplies around the UK, MailOnline can reveal. Department of Health bosses today confirmed officials deployed the Barnett formula to decide how many doses should be allocated to the devolved nations.  The method — used in the Treasury since the 1980s to distribute … Read more

Foreign holidays hopes boosted: WHO appears to be warming to Covid ‘vaccine passports’ plan

Foreign holidays hopes boosted: WHO appears to be warming to ‘vaccine passports’ plan in bid to get world moving again Dr Michael Ryan said agency ‘looking at different options’ on vaccine passports But he stressed there were still ‘serious human rights and ethical’ concerns EU said its ‘vaccine passports’ scheme may be opened up to UK … Read more