Day: 29 June 2020

Lockdown Sceptics

Holiday bookings have exploded on the eve of the Government's "air bridges" announcement, according to the Daily Mail. Over the weekend, Britain's biggest travel websites saw inquires for some European destinations rise by 350 per cent and bookings were up by as much as 80 per cent on the week before.Travellers are being tempted by promised savings of up to 76%.The reductions mean it is possible for a family of four to save more than £500 on the headline price of a sunshine break.Such was the surge in interest that the Eurostar website ground to a halt under the weight of bookings. I looked at booking a family holiday in Santorini in July on Sunday, but when I checked Greece was still conducting port-of-entry screenings and insisting that new arrivals who test negative quarantine themselves for seven days. Doesn't sound like a barrel of laughs. Beware the Jabberwocky Second Wave So how worried should we be about a second wave? Readers will know my answer to that question, not least because I wrote a piece about it for the Telegraph on Friday. Let's start with Sweden. At this point, I'm going to hand over to Freddie Sayers, the editor of UnHerd. UnHerd's coverage of the pandemic has been consistently excellent. Freddie had a good article in the Sunday Telegraph about ...

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