Virtual and safely distanced, the Balearics at the World Travel Market. | Govern de les Illes Balears
Suddenly, the clouds lifted. Clear blue skies over Mallorca heralded a great day for humanity. The boss of Meliá, Gabriel Escarrer, called it "the announcement of the century". The vaccine was on its way, and thoughts started to turn to the new, new normal. Life as normal. Masks weren't exactly being hurled into the air by rejoicing crowds abandoning social distancing and smoking as if determined to ensure that the health service remained under strain, but there was light at the end of the dark tunnel and a 90% effectiveness probability of reaching the light.