Vaccination should follow a good dose of common sense

Analysis: The faster easing of Covid-19 restrictions represents a conservative compromise that will please many and disappoint others

Those who choose to reject the Covid-19 vaccine when it becomes available might find themselves excluded from much of everyday life, including air travel, not necessarily by the state but by private commercial interests

Eddie Wilson of Ryanair was quick to slap down Alan Joyce of Qantas Airlines when the Irish boss of the Australian airline suggested last week that his airline and others were likely to demand proof of Covid-19 vaccination before allowing customers to fly.

Joyce didn’t include internal Australian travel in his suggestion, just international flights. But in Europe, for airlines like Ryanair, nearly all flights are international, albeit over shorter distances.

Wilson dismissed the idea. ...