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  1. It's concerning how HQ et al are allowed to say things but then not have to provide any proof to back it up. Unfortunately there are loads of people on the IoM that just take what they are saying as gospel. Even stupid things like 19,000 people having watched the vaccination Q&A session. Or the number of people on facebook when the testing numbers were queried who replied with "yes but he told us it was a snapshot." Whilst everyone would say that track and trace are doing a great job at their specific role, who's looking at the bigger picture of what they are finding? Analysing the information to provide information on where and how the vaccine is transmitting. For example, if there really is proof that a passenger passed the virus to a bus driver, even with masks, screens etc then what updated advice has been given to people working in shops who rely on screens and masks? I passed a few people on my daily walk this morning and we avoided each other by moving into the road but has anyone actually passed the virus on whilst walking past someone else? I seem to remember they closed down the building trade due to transmission but then when someone released some information about which professions had tested positive, there wasn't a single builder or similar in the list. I'd love to believe that Comin are on top of things but I just struggle with it.
    16 points
  2. From the article: When I asked Gylfi what had given Iceland this edge, he was adamant: "It has been the scientists making up the rules, not the politicians. That matters. They know what they are talking about, the politicians do not." At every step, Iceland has followed the science, led by Prof Gudnason and his team, with politicians nowhere to be seen in the daily briefings.
    9 points
  3. They are more likely to catch dysentery from the amount of sewage in the sea there than Covid
    8 points
  4. You opposed locking down quickly. You were pleased when no lockdown was announced on the Sunday before this outbreak went nuclear. You opposed the January lockdown.
    8 points
  5. Same here. Quite a few of us apparently. I’ll carry a rolled up Times under my left arm.
    6 points
  6. I'm not sure even tony from the mannin line can get us out of this mess now.
    6 points
  7. First joyriders now turdriders whatever next.
    6 points
  8. In a further illustration of both the incompetence and arrogance of the Quayle administration, together with the supine indifference of the fools in Tynwald, there was a time when an answer as weak as that would have caused a riot among Members. No longer.
    6 points
  9. 7 months to plan a vaccine rollout. 7 months to put rules around bubbles in place for if/when we locked down again. 7 months to make sure a plan was in place for key workers kids if/when it got into schools. 7 months to sort a proper support scheme for people who can’t work. etc etc.
    6 points
  10. Whilst I agree with some of what you say, I’m not convinced by this bit. Maybe one bus driver did - or maybe they caught it from some other unknown source. But I’d guess the rest of them have caught it from this one case and then passed it amongst themselves, given they have been freely mixing at a work canteen, by the sounds of things.
    6 points
  11. It shows how out of touch quayle is and frankly grasping at straws. Every bus I have seen go past me in the last 3 weeks have been virtually empty. As I said in another thread this blame game needs to stop it's not helping anyone.
    6 points
  12. Only one unknown source seems to he a bit of progress
    5 points
  13. Much like the "advice" that there were no grounds for prosecution in the SP debacle. To add: I don't necessarily want prosecutions, but it would have been more truthful if they explained that there were defects in the directions (which we suspect is the root cause) and that in light of that and the vital role a continuous shipping service plays, it had been decided that prosecution was not in the public interest.
    5 points
  14. I was genuinely shocked by that when I saw it. It's worth quoting in full: The Hon. Member for Onchan (Ms Edge) to ask the Chief Minister – If he will publish the advice received on Sunday 28th February which led to the decision that it was safe to open schools on 1st March 2021; and who in Council of Ministers voted in favour of this decision? Council of Ministers met during the weekend of 27-28 February and noted verbal updates in relation to testing data and emerging positive cases of unknown origin. The Council of Ministers made the collective decision during that weekend to not put the Island into lockdown, therefore all services were delivering as normal, which includes schools remaining open as usual on Monday 1 March. And that's it! Edge had clearly made it a Written Question expecting a load of documents and they are claiming that there weren't any they used - not even the back of an envelope. "We were told some stuff and decided to do nothing". They don't even seem to realise how stupid and careless it makes them look.
    5 points
  15. But we have the finest politicians...sleek, well-fed, untroubled by thought, frequently treating us to their delightful braying and fine plumage. From the preening, noisy and superfluous Quayle to the reclusive Corlett which is hardly ever glimpsed in public. The envy of the world.
    5 points
  16. It is free for the vast majority of people isn't it? I don't know what people are expecting refunds for. Anyone who hasn't already switched to Gmail after the numerous manx.net problems over the years can't really complain it is a bit rubbish when we have all known that for 15 years. As for the people complaining online that they run a business using manx.net emails when your own domain name costs buttons works better and makes you not look like a total amateur......q
    5 points
  17. Can't be Ashie, because he didn't say anything about caution or baby steps.
    5 points
  18. https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/bus-drivers-at-risk-from-people-joyriding-in-lockdown/ Really? Our CM has obviously never been on a bus. The ones I have seen in the last few weeks ( and most of the time) are mostly empty and the poor fuckers riding on them don’t look like they’re experiencing any joy whatsoever. And I earn a reasonable salary, but I can’t afford to ‘joyride’ on the bus. So, it’s not the bus drivers’ fault for licking each other in the canteen; it’s not the bus company’s fault for not following health and safety at work; it’s not the government’s fault for fucking up with the Steam Packet; or for not locking down; or for opening the schools; or for not testing enough: or for not using quick genomics on island. ITS ALL THE FAULT OF THE CHAV CHARIOT PASSENGERS! Huzzah!
    4 points
  19. Only if they're in Operation Yewtree
    4 points
  20. Fucking selfish smug twats. I am raging about this. They are saying they’re doing it for their mental health. Well boo fucking hoo. What about the mental health of people who have lost relatives to COVID, have been separated from loved ones for months, have been ill, have lost their jobs. I could go on. But I can feel my blood pressure rising.
    4 points
  21. Joking aside, I really would not go anywhere near that water. It is full of RAW SEWAGE.
    4 points
  22. Have they passed it on? Dunno mate. But if they had all stayed at home I can say that there would be as good as zero chance of passing it on. It's people with the 'fuck you' attitude who are extending this lockdown and all that goes with it. Well we just don't know about spreadbility. Or rather, we haven't been told, or more likely the data is there but no one who has access to it knows what to do with it. Anyway, here's some social distancing for you. Plus cold (good for longevity of a virus) deep breathing etc Edited to add: If I was in that water, not only would I be gasping deep breaths like a bastard, but my genitalia would be up with my gall bladder.
    4 points
  23. Its not showing any vaccine stock when I look at it. Perhaps somebody unplugged the fridge to charge their phone.
    4 points
  24. "I honestly can't believe the States of Jersey is about to approve the transfer of what will end up being tens of millions of pounds of public money to a private company to build a government office on land we already own and then RENT IT BACK TO US."
    4 points
  25. 4 points
  26. LOL - wouldn't go there. All those folk living on a little Island. Weird.
    4 points
  27. I am, now that I've finished work that is. Quite right there Peter. Our cows are genetically superior, especially those from the fertile Northern plains. These Ayreyan cattle are pure of blood and their legacy will last a thousand years. Our blond coated master cows will take over ze vorld and sweep away the other untermilkers. By christ yes.
    4 points
  28. I think it's also about honesty. While, if you listened carefully to Quayle and Ashford, they only mentioned that they would be increasing vaccinations for two weeks to start with, they clearly gave the impression that they would be 'ramping up' over a longer period because they wanted to give a good news story. Hence all the pointless wily-waving about whether we are doing 'better' than Jersey/Guernsey/the UK/wherever. But people are going to get annoyed when they then revert back to the previous pattern, without explanation. As with everything else PR seems more important than the science involved, but they're not really even good at the PR.
    3 points
  29. Have they passed it on? You do know what a "close contact" is right? If you're masked and following distancing and hand hygiene guidance and a guy on a mountain bike passes you what are your chances of catching the virus? What about the paraglider? What's the risk there? The greater risk comes in a shop/supermarket. Especially in a one way system. You'll be right behind someone most of the way round and someone will be right behind you too. I do agree about "essential" though especially for paragliding.
    3 points
  30. I agree, insofar as I couldn’t care less as to whether we are ahead or behind any other country, or ‘our good friends in the Channel Islands’. From a more self-centred perspective though, the sooner me, my family, my friends and everyone else on the IOM is protected, the better. There are people behind the numbers - and in a sense we are all in a race against Covid. I’d like to get the jab before Covid catches up with me.
    3 points
  31. I'm struggling to see the obsession with who is or isn't winning a theoretical race. Its a global thing and until the world has been done then it doesn't really matter who gets it or when. It reduces significantly the number of cases where death or intensive medical intervention is needed. It is thought to reduce transmission too. Aside from that, it doesn't prevent you catching it and as its still a notifiable disease, self-isolation remains a requirement and consequently there would still be pressure on both workers and workplaces. Cohort one will all have had J1 by 19 April IIRC.
    3 points
  32. Yeah but the way Ashie goes on, he thinks he's a scientist. That has to count for something? He's certainly deserving of his MBE for his work towards to the scientific community during this worldwide pandemic.
    3 points
  33. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-56412790 if only we had the ability to do genomic testing like Iceland eh?
    3 points
  34. I just love the line: Around 20 swimmers were seen 'quickly dispersing' at 6.20am this morning - it's believed they were part of an organised group. As if 20 people just all appearing to go for a swim at 6:20 in the morning could just happen spontaneously.
    3 points
  35. Do you know what name he posts on here as?
    3 points
  36. The establishment of the MDC is basically an admission that Government agencies have been failing big time at regeneration and redevelopment for many years. This attempt at a solution is likely doomed to failure as it will require the cooperation of the same agencies and civil servants responsible for how we got here in the first place.
    3 points
  37. Well yeah. They could, but they didn't. Now they just need to get the vaccines out and get the schools open again and then follow whatever the Channel Islands do regarding borders. I have more faith in them to be able to properly balance borders vs COVID so instead of our council of idiots wasting any more time on it just copy and paste their stuff.
    3 points
  38. Do they do lethal injections? Asking for a friend.
    3 points
  39. 3 points
  40. Just started receiving emails now. Not sure how I'd survive without the Sports Direct emails
    3 points
  41. The sort of people who are using manxnet mail definitely don't want to be maintaining and running their own mail servers.
    3 points
  42. This is the era we live in where one off events require taxpayer paid for knee jerk infrastructure
    3 points
  43. Where will women of a certain age flytip their knick knacks?
    3 points
  44. As someone on radio said this morning, just keep your Fucking dogs on a lead and they can’t run over a cliff chasing rabbits!!
    3 points
  45. But when I was looking for this thread I also found this one It would appear that underwear issues are a problem on Marine Drive as its not just @Gladyswhat had trolley troubles up there. Perhaps its just inside the infamous Kewaigue Triangle.
    2 points
  46. Both symptomatic. One told to isolate by T&T and linked to someone who tested positive from within their office building. The other probably caught from the one already isolating. Both have been informed that it is/was the Kent variant. However, I have my own theory as to who they contracted it from...... one of the two kids in the same household. I think the latest info on the Kent variant suggests it's more transmissible via children asymptomatically (one of whom tested positive but is absolutely fine, the other tested negative but that was probably because of insufficient load on the swab).
    2 points
  47. I've got a gmail account. I can't remember ever having any issues. I thoroughly recommend it.
    2 points
  48. Just a FWIW, if you're IT-literate and have your own domain (e.g. plonka.im) you can run hMailServer on a very small Windows system. Of course you'll need a reliable internet, but this cracking software really checks the boxes. I run it on a lowly Intel NUC. This is a good way to avoid mail server problems. Also I do hope they don't use unpatched Microsoft Exchange - Microsoft Exchange Server attacks: 'They're being hacked faster than we can count', says security company | ZDNet From the Manx.Net website: Email Wednesday 24th March 2021 03:00 Manx Telecom's vendor for the Manx.net mail platform are currently investigating an issue with mail account access. Manx.net customers may experience issues accessing their manx.net mail accounts via webmail and device applications (POP & IMAP). We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Please check this page for updates. For further information on this issue, please contact our Customer Experience Team quoting NSN 10960.
    2 points
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