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  1. Why do you read this thread if it triggers you so much? ❄
    9 points
  2. They are using mental age......15
    8 points
  3. Got to agree. Sends out completely the wrong message when other people are cracking on in cramped offices, kitchens, shared work vans etc. I don’t see any of those things as an issue, but tynwald saying they will meet remotely is a massive PR fail. Again
    8 points
  4. "You've got to learn to live with the virus" says the 'leadership', cowering away. What a hilarious bunch of absolute fucking pussies.
    7 points
  5. The problem is that when the nation’s leadership is prone to be both cowardly and hypocritical, it is sometimes difficult to judge whether they are being inept or just too ‘occassionally’ erring. Not only they appear to be incapable of making the right decisions, what is even more galling is that their personal insecurities/egos seem to be preventing them from taking advice from those who are capable and competent. The ‘Dr Glover fiasco’ seems to be a blueprint for how this beleaguered government deals with tough issues (they appointed EAG and evidently took no notice of their opinions). They opened up the borders and then they hide themselves behind Zoom, whilst the rest of us are meant to be living with (lower) risks associated with Covid…, but it does not seem to be low enough for them personally. That said, I suspect ultimately it is our collective responsibility as voters for electing the wrong politicians. Hope we, the GMP, will do a better job next time.
    6 points
  6. Mitigations such as face coverings and social distancing only work effectively when the vast majority of the population engages in them. That's why we need stronger leadership and messaging - if not outright mandates - while infections are rising exponentially.
    6 points
  7. It's not about case numbers. But the government's inability to present them in a way that makes sense. If they can't add up what else are they incapable of?
    6 points
  8. Well that is utterly fucking ridiculous. Do as we say not as we do. I'll remember that when they darken my doorstep.
    6 points
  9. That sounds like Post nasal depression......
    6 points
  10. This really is quite embarrassing in my view. I wonder if the websites that collect worldwide data harvest these figures and end up with things like negative percentages recovering in the past 24 hours etc. How difficult can it be to have a single spreadsheet column containing ‘new positives’ since the previous snapshot, and having active cases being the sum of the last 14 cells, and daily change being a simple 2 cell subtraction?
    5 points
  11. Just had to book a test for youngest child simple online form email back within half an hour. Appointment for tomorrow morning no hassles of hours on the phone to 111
    5 points
  12. Enough to make my own decisions and anticipate the consequences for myself and others. Good physical and mental health, and maintaining it, is more than just socialising. I think some previous posts indicated that taking responsibility was all we needed. If that were true then what have we been spending all our money on. ? Dealing with Covid has many aspects and on many different levels. It can not be reduced to simple cliches or slogans as the Government would try to have us all believe. Their messages have to be clear, succinct, free of misinterpretation for everyone who has to hear it. Thats where some of these problems are arising.
    4 points
  13. Except of course the dashboard specifically says. NEW CASES IN LAST 24 HOURS (their caps) so it should still include those from the previous calendar day after 3 pm or whenever. Maybe these are special civil service hours that only last 40 minutes.
    4 points
  14. Well only in so far as most heritage railways are run by amateurs, while ours are run by highly paid 'professionals'. And yet... It's worth saying that this refusal to accept any outside monitoring or assessment isn't just limited to the Railways or the DoI - you get it in Health, Social Services, Education and so on. The first rule of the Manx civil service is that only you can mark your own homework. Again this is a fairly recent thing.
    4 points
  15. one of ???? name another please.
    4 points
  16. But you just did exactly that: If it's my responsibility and no one else's, that rather implies I have no responsibility to anyone but myself.
    4 points
  17. I think your last sentence sums it all up. We now need to transition back to individual responsibility if society is to have any hope of getting back to normal. Everyone needs to take the precautions they deem fit for themselves and do their own risk assessments of how they want to live their life. Your health and wellbeing is your responsibilty, your neighbour isn't responsible for your health, so we now need to take a more mature approach to getting back to normal.
    4 points
  18. You know how people are always asking, "Why don't more people stand for Parliament?" I think I'm starting to work it out.
    4 points
  19. Jersey reintroducing mask wearing (Where is Banker?)
    3 points
  20. It should be 20mph. Don’t see why anyone would object tbh? Entrances to roads and buildings, crossings, cars parking. 20 sounds sensible.
    3 points
  21. There a total embarrassment and have been through most of this. I also think they've lost grip of the situation big time when found out on several issues. This numbers anomaly being a classic. Also think many have there eyes on the looming election . I can put many out of there misery ! Your not getting back in .
    3 points
  22. It's to lessen the headline figure on that day. Then the others are added the next day with no fanfare. Thats whý they release the figures a bit earlier sometimes to create the window.
    3 points
  23. Regarding the previous many comments about taking responsibility for our own health - its not quite as simple as that when we look to others (NHS) to provide the right leadership, guidance, information, communications, facilities and resources to enable us to do that. If they don't then they have avoided their prime responsibility and should be held accountable. Comments about opening up "come what may" do not take everyones situations into account and really wasn't necessary. 'Living with the virus' for everyone needed much more carful planning and was / is achievable. I fear this government has been found wanting, again.
    3 points
  24. Well maybe when it became possible that they might end up in hospital themselves? Random epidemics have a way of concentrating the mind. But there's an important wider point here that you allude to. The NHS in the UK has been reducing the number of hospital beds it has for decades now and now has one of the lowest levels in Europe. All in the name of 'efficiency' of course. The Isle of Man has followed suit. If you don't have much slack, it means that it doesn't take much to paralyse the Hospital and waiting lists grow and grow. Maybe it should get stretched every year and it certainly should be stretched in July.
    3 points
  25. Look up: @TheIslanderIOM @malew51 @2of @Ronague They will be involved in most of the end of the world threads. I don't follow any of them but they keep appearing on my timeline as suggested topics to which I don't have enough limbs to facepalm enough. As long as they are enjoying themselves I wish them well but holy fuck its painful.
    3 points
  26. It was more business for his shop in Castletown when the MEA branch closed in the town.
    3 points
  27. Think you’ll be lucky to do 20mph, wider horse tram tracks will see to that.
    3 points
  28. 3 points
  29. 20mph limit has been the plan from the start - it's nothing new
    3 points
  30. The majority of office workers get paid sick-leave and personal days, and often have plenty of holidays they can also dip into. Many retail and manual workers don't.
    3 points
  31. When did normal every day joes become obsessed with how many people are in hospital? I genuinely can't remember a time where people have cared so much over hospital space despite it getting stretched to breaking point every year
    3 points
  32. They should all be outside. With proper soapboxes.
    3 points
  33. You can't do an accurate risk assessment when your work colleague knows or even suspects they have covid but doesn't bother to tell you despite working right next to you. Sure, you could wear a mask just in case, but if the person who has covid isn't wearing one as well, you're still at risk. A more mature approach means being socially responsible and doing your best to ensure your covid infection stops with you. Pretending you have no responsibility to others where covid is concerned is immature and selfish.
    3 points
  34. I kind of agree, except that while my health is not their responsibility nor theirs mine, I believe it is everyone's responsibility to take reasonable measures to keep any infection to themselves. Much like it has never been acceptable to cough in someone's face, just manners and being responsible in your own conduct.
    3 points
  35. We also have to account for social responsibility. To exist in a society, there are concessions you make to be part of that. You could be quite readily argue that, as societies have grown, community mindedness has retreated. Be that not making a racket after certain hours, or not driving yourself home after 6 pints at the pub in case you hit someone. If your neighbour had a bonfire and burnt your house down, funnily enough, they would be liable for the impact that they had on you. So, whilst individuals should be empowered to have their autonomy, that doesn’t discount their social responsibilities either.
    3 points
  36. And next weekend is pay weekend for a lot of people so take a hit on what would probably have been a quiet one anyway or risk losing out on probably the busiest weekend of the month
    3 points
  37. should start by turning off the lights, the governments buildings near me are lit up like a christmas tree 24/7 and are only occupied office hours.
    3 points
  38. To be fair, steps present a challenge to Stu's core supporters.
    3 points
  39. Thank you. Symptomatic, very mild apart from the first couple of days, but with the telltale loss of taste and smell. Apart rom an extended SI because of the time it took to get a test appointment, it now means that they can't have the second jab next week and have to wait 28 days before getting another appointment. It is clear what they have to do, we think, but not so clear what risk I am to others, so just cracking on really doesn't feel right.
    3 points
  40. It's quite clearly an attempt to mislead and minimise the scope of the outbreak. You could accept a cock-up followed by an apology and correction, but this has happened several days in a row now. What really annoys me is that media seemed incapable of picking this up, never mind making a fuss about it. IOM Newspapers just repeat what are clearly minimal press releases without question. Manx Radio finally woke up to the problem today (possibly by reading MF), but how now revived their separate Coronavirus page and published the story only there. As they did the story with the latest figures but even there they only say: 95 new cases of Covid-19 have been identified on the Isle of Man today. [...] The total number of active cases on the Isle of Man, according to the government dashboard, now stands at 698 - a rise of more than 95 compared to yesterday’s figures. But don't say just how much more - 233. Quite a bit more than 95 we'd all agree.
    3 points
  41. I’m just surprised that there’s a Mrs Longworth. It just goes to show that there is someone for everyone in this world.
    3 points
  42. If that had been two men, they would have got ten years.
    3 points
  43. Qualification on paper and ability are not necessarily the same as I am sure you know
    2 points
  44. they have one of those already ,in case you didn't know its Called TYNWALD HILL plenty of ventilation and wind down there
    2 points
  45. What I don't get is why they didn't issue a press release when they noticed. That is what makes it underhand and deliberate.
    2 points
  46. They were ahead of their time. Best covid mitigation measure ever.
    2 points
  47. That's been debunked after several authors of the study which claimed smoking conferred some protection against covid were found to have financial links to the tobacco industry. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/apr/22/scientific-paper-claiming-smokers-less-likely-to-acquire-covid-retracted-over-tobacco-industry-links
    2 points
  48. There are of course also lots of people who have it. Don’t know they have it. Will never know they had it. If someone is worried about catching it they really need to be assuming everyone they see is a positive case, because they might be hiding it from you or they just might not know. The rest of us should be left to carry on as we see fit. It really is personal responsibility. If you are worried about catching it it is your responsibility to do all you can to avoid it. Not other peoples. To stay away from you. Out and about so far this morning and has a couple of meetings. One bloke was masked up which is all good. Everyone else was basically implementing social distancing where possible without anyone needing to say anything and no government directive. All taking personal responsibility.
    2 points
  49. It's much worse on twitter, where people who'd really like to just get on with their lives are apparently 'scum'
    2 points
  50. 2 points
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