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  1. I'm pretty sure my son will. I'd imagine most if not all returning students are coming back to their parents - would they not be ensuring compliance, for fear of jail/criminal record?
    7 points
  2. The dog has a very good union.
    7 points
  3. Wrong. Antibody studies here suggest only 16% of close household contacts of covid cases got it. And many of them were probably before we knew so much about it. It’s not that transmissable. Aside from the fact that my son doesn’t live with me, so there’s no worry for anybody coming to my clinic in December in any case, it’s perfectly possible to socially distance in a household setting, and healthcare staff know better than most how to do so - no staff got infected with covid from looking after patients at Noble’s. So despite the suggestions in this thread that hospital staff in part
    6 points
  4. Credit to Guernsey, they announced the case in a clear restrained press release. Our CM would have called another vainglorious press conference to ramp up the public concern.
    6 points
  5. Well stop being so negative all the time. No-one is interested in your scare stories, they get enough of that on the TV. This is a place for a reasonable debate not unloading your irrational fears.
    5 points
  6. Even more incredibly it’s been achieved without awarding their health minister an accolade.
    4 points
  7. The Tribunal has now reviewed its decision and reduced the award by £528. This represented sick pay originally awarded but to which the ex employee was not entitled. The employer was still found to have unfairly dismissed.
    4 points
  8. People in this thread showing the same ability to properly interpret statistics as Josem.
    3 points
  9. This has been an a discussion point since the spring. At the end of life, what is more humane, isolation from relatives or isolation from a virus? It is a very hard one to answer.
    3 points
  10. You are showing you don’t have a credible response I am also on a UK forum where a regular poster was unfortunate enough to lose two relatives to COVID between March and May. He posted yesterday that both deaths have now been changed to show COVID wasn’t a contributor. I am convinced that when we look back at this in 24 months with real accurate statistics, a lot of people will feel very stupid for all the panic and exaggeration of COVID deaths while ignoring all the other consequences of lockdown and lack of treatment for other conditions.
    3 points
  11. At least half of those died in car crashes in their house. Am I doing this right?
    3 points
  12. There maybe a second wave of Covid, but not a second wave of deaths. Right now in the UK, the total number of deaths from flu, pneumonia and Covid is running at about 1,600 per week; pretty much the average of the past five years. Precisely, we are running at 1.5% above average of past five years, as concerns the total from respiratory illnesses, which is quite little excess mortality. These are ONS data, just google it. What is to be considered a Covid death, and what it isn't, is also a matter of genuine argument among doctors and scientists (when they don't do politics).
    3 points
  13. Grandparent moves into family house for two weeks, student lives in grandparents place.
    3 points
  14. I don't think i often post figures? I try to post some thought provoking articles sometimes, without context, to try to see if people read them like I do. Oftentimes in todays world a news article can be less about what it says and more about what it is saying. I'm pretty surprised our government has stuck to their guns so much. I'm amazed they didn't relax the travel restrictions more in the summer, there was certainly significant pressure to do so. I'm not looking forward to their reaction when we do inevitably get some community transmission again. Hopefully people arriving will conti
    3 points
  15. So they should be too. What do you think is clever about people breaking the rules ?
    3 points
  16. I think social media is a very good thing in this respect. For example it stops those "Happy Birthday" painted sheets being put up at Quarter Bridge.
    3 points
  17. no we're feckin not and I'll fight anybody who says otherwise...
    3 points
  18. Well they start testing on arrival next week so they will get more soon. Dont worry, Howies policy of no testing will ensure we are Covid free😂
    3 points
  19. Or be allowed to grow your own. Say you're allowed a few plants for personal use. That would probably keep most stoners 'in stock' so to speak. If you think about it, it is crazy that if I grew a few plants for my own personal use, not selling any, not contributing in any form to the underground world of drug dealing and all that entails; I could end up with a criminal record! Surely the main rationale for laws are to protect others from harm. What harm would I be doing to anyone?
    3 points
  20. That silly woman who walked into the fountain was probably driving a car five minutes before that happened. She might well have got behind the wheel again five minutes after her unscheduled bath. These are the sort of people we're dealing with here Helix. This is the great unwashed washed public who every day get behind the wheel of a lethal weapon. Yet you argue against comprehensive speed limits. The rest of the world gets it but the Isle of Man doesn't.
    3 points
  21. plenty of folks trying to get in there via the mountain road .....................
    3 points
  22. Me and a few mates have put together a prog rock cover band, playing Genesis, Rush, Floyd, Marillion, Yes, ELP... Inaugural gig is this coming Saturday night in Bar Logo, Ramsey. Come along. Happy to sign autographs after the show @Declan I’m sure you’d love it. No Queen in the set. Yet! Here’s an example of the stuff we play.
    2 points
  23. It is a travesty that in a world so desperately in need of virologists, epidemiologists, clinicians, statisticians and even half- good clairvoyants they are all to be found here, just wasting their time arguing and insulting each other on Manx Forums.
    2 points
  24. Any King Crimson?
    2 points
  25. Maybe family quoting visiting rights in the wake of Covid if they can’t see their murdering offspring?
    2 points
  26. Completely agree everyone takes their own risk based approach and very very few people don’t manage it all properly or take unnecessary risks. The people kicking up about the students and the fact they won’t self-isolate (in their totally unasked for opinion) are just hysterical idiots who believe all the right wing anti-student crap published in the Daily Mail. They are trying to force our governments hand on this though which frankly is fucking pathetic. If you don’t like the negligible extra risks you’re totally free to stay inside your own homes for the whole Xmas period and 100% protect y
    2 points
  27. yeh sure. But the numbers won't be amazing. Whilst the uk government decimate the country
    2 points
  28. 2 points
  29. No, ignoring the rules is ridiculous...
    2 points
  30. What alternative do you suggest?
    2 points
  31. Jailing people is ridiculous.
    2 points
  32. You do get the feeling he'd love another drama. He created quite the Emperor feel about the grandiose press conferences, even though he blathered his way through them unconvincingly.
    2 points
  33. Should we have moved it to Cornwall then?
    2 points
  34. Well now we know who is responsible for all those crashes on the Mountain. Some people clearly don't believe in applying the breaks until the car actually goes off the road. If you want to see why Ireland is having to lock down again you only have to look at the number of cases: If anything that tells you they have left it too late.
    2 points
  35. Which hospitals? The ones in your mind?
    2 points
  36. Charge £200 for a home grow licence. Put a limit on floor space/lumens/plant quantity/whatever. Agree to be of good character or you don't get to renew. Give the money straight to police to support their work at the borders. Easy. Bet at least 2000 people would sign up, £400000 would cover a new dog and handler for fun.
    2 points
  37. I’ve got the official Volvo diagnostics, but haven’t got the subscription for programming. Hence why I’ve got the Autel too. I wanted something that could do codes and the programming for most cars. I will be giving the SAS calibration a go on a Volvo owned by a friend at the weekend to try and resolve their grumbling anti-skid. I’ll let you know if it works. Similar age of car. If it does, you’re welcome to try it on the c30.
    2 points
  38. I always have a little laugh when I see couples on social media saying happy birthday/anniversary to each other (usually with firstname and surname, weirdos.). You woke up next to this person, say it to their face FFS!
    2 points
  39. A lot of mostly younger people also increasingly use a phone as a 'social shield' to lock out unwanted contact and communication with insignificant others. You particulary see it on trains and in public spaces, but also in families. People are choosing to be locked into their own goldfish bowl worlds. Phones are part of their identity and who they are. It's becoming a real problem for necessary social interaction, social cohesion, and the unwritten rules and behaviour that we expect of others. There's obviously a huge knock-on effect for driver behaviour too, that we ignore at everyone's
    2 points
  40. The odd thing is that TDDB seems obsessed with Boredom and who they are (or not). But Boredom stopped (or was stopped) posting in 2017 and TDDB didn't start till September 2019.
    2 points
  41. There really are some weird postings on here tonight, perhaps a tour of some intensive care units would open your blinkered eyes.
    2 points
  42. Lots of people are though to be fair. I actually saw a woman walk into a lamppost the other day as she was glued to her phone while walking!
    2 points
  43. August Bank Holiday (these are week ending dates of course). These are based on date of registration not death so any bank holidays throw the number of deaths registered off for the week because the offices were open for one day less. You can see this shown in Figure 1 of the ONS report.
    1 point
  44. TSOS, I wonder if Wrighty had described Covid deaths on ventilators as “ obscene”, would you post your trademark “ confused” emoji ? You removed several last night, yet have started again. Whatever floats your boat.
    1 point
  45. Oh for fucks sake, here's another one being a fucking dickhead.
    1 point
  46. It worked rather well for us...
    1 point
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