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  1. That is encouraging, thankyou. Lets hope so.
  2. Going to ask this again about ventilators (really curious if anyone knows) - Here, Ashford said "We have 6 in general use, we do have a further supply purchased for Swine flu" https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/we-do-need-to-get-more-ventilators-says-minister/ Does anyone know how many of these ventilators purchased for a swine flu outbreak we have? Could RLC Ronaldsway engineering - make ventilators? - especially for use in the island,. This Dublin company has made it's ventilator design available - https://www.bailiwickexpress.com/jsy/uk/medtronic-shares-ventilator-design-help-covid-19-fight/ Maybe making an older model would be easier - https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8121909/British-engineers-forced-build-outdated-mechanical-ventilators.html Or something like this simple design - https://www.itv.com/news/wales/2020-03-24/welsh-doctor-designs-ventilator-that-could-save-the-lives-of-thousands-of-coronavirus-patients/ https://www.bailiwickexpress.com/jsy/life/science/consultant-designs-new-ventilator-type-device-help-coronavirus-patients/ Trump is getting Ford to make them, the UK is getting various companies to make them - https://guernseypress.com/news/uk-news/2020/03/30/major-manufacturers-join-forces-to-build-10000-ventilators-for-nhs/ Including GKN Aerospace in the Isle of Wight - https://www.islandecho.co.uk/isle-of-wight-workers-to-help-make-10000-ventilators-in-covid-19-battle/
  3. You could ask the same about people dying from coronavirus being mislabelled as "normal flu" early on.
  4. EXACTLY, none of them do, plus age range. Royals, politicians (local, national, international) lots of them are at the at risk age range, weight, health, general state of disrepair. So they should have the equivalent amount of deaths per numbers to the general population.
  5. I'd put money on none of the royals and none of the senior, important politicians dying from it nonetheless. Let's see if the numbers tally when it's over.
  6. That's a really good point actually, as countries never lockdown for it. Doubly interesting for places with other virus problems like Africa.
  7. Yeah, somehow doubt the Royals or senior politicians are going to be dying from this or have anything other than a milked "mild case".
  8. Not that I'd heard specifically , but they did say something vague about using another location as a hospital a couple of weeks ago without mentioning the NSC. I wonder if the Villa could be used for another location should it be needed?
  9. Maybe it really is depopulation, I've heard similar complaints from nurses in England, Europe and America, she's probably right, but I'm not sure what can be done about it, apart from try to supply them with more protection, maybe with the help of some of the local companies and like some elsewhere have been trying to do - https://www.three.fm/news/coronavirus/local-businesses-helping-to-build-essential-medical-equipment/ "Swagelok are producing component parts for respirators and ventilators for the global market, Moynihans and Jantys are producing essential parts for medical face mask production lines in the UK. Meanwhile Strix, RLC Group, and Cortech are providing direct engineering and manufacturing support to Noble’s hospital, including 3D printing of medical components and testing of face masks. In addition, they are progressing work with the ‘Charlotte Valve’ project, which progresses work started in Italy to enable full-face snorkel masks to be converted for use as emergency respirator masks during times of critical demand. Henson Ceramics are also designing and building an oxygen generator and Ozone steriliser which has been proven to combat SARS, which is being adapted to tackle COVID-19." https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/man-with-manx-ties-makes-protective-masks-for-nhs/ https://guernseypress.com/news/2020/03/31/3d-printer-owners-sought-to-help-tackle-pandemic/
  10. Hopefully, that would be a little bit of good news,.
  11. Some fair points there, althought the one that flew out should of been aware of what was happening locally, people were shouting for the island be closed down for weeks before it did. They might be able to get back to the UK, that will have to do them for now.
  12. I was hoping (but not believing) that someone had improved and been released. It says here - https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/three-further-positive-tests-for-covid-19/ "Sixty-six patients have been instructed to self-isolate, and one is being treated at Noble's hospital." I take it the person who sadly passed way was one of the three in hospital, possibly the one in ICU? What happened to the other one?
  13. https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/the-isle-of-man-has-abandoned-us-simple-as-that/ - Hmm, I'm not sure about some of these - " Though Mike, who flew out to join Allan a few weeks ago" " Allan left the Island on 5 January, before the WHO had identified coronavirus as COVID-19 and before the first recorded death in China." - That bits fair enough, " we are homeless and the Isle of Man has abandoned us, simple as that." - Erm, it's not like this hasn't been on the news every day in every country, repeatedly since then. I take it his friend flew out sometime into March, Why? - it was obviously getting bad by then and countries were already shutting down. I know of several people who were still going on holiday at that point like idiots. - "it's just the flu" - then 5 minutes later complaining that they're stuck somewhere. If you're going to take risks, also take the consequences.
  14. About Ventilators - We have 6 and there is talk of getting that up to 10 - - The UK has 6,000 - 8,000 and wants 20,000 more Here, Ashford said "We have 6 in general use, we do have a further supply purchased for Swine flu" https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/we-do-need-to-get-more-ventilators-says-minister/ Does anyone know how many of these we have? It is good to see this kind of thing - https://www.three.fm/news/coronavirus/local-businesses-helping-to-build-essential-medical-equipment/ "Swagelok are producing component parts for respirators and ventilators for the global market, Moynihans and Jantys are producing essential parts for medical face mask production lines in the UK. Meanwhile Strix, RLC Group, and Cortech are providing direct engineering and manufacturing support to Noble’s hospital, including 3D printing of medical components and testing of face masks. In addition, they are progressing work with the ‘Charlotte Valve’ project, which progresses work started in Italy to enable full-face snorkel masks to be converted for use as emergency respirator masks during times of critical demand. Henson Ceramics are also designing and building an oxygen generator and Ozone steriliser which has been proven to combat SARS, which is being adapted to tackle COVID-19." - Could RLC Ronaldsway engineering - make ventilators? - especially for use in the island,. This Dublin company has made it's ventilator design available - https://www.bailiwickexpress.com/jsy/uk/medtronic-shares-ventilator-design-help-covid-19-fight/ Maybe making an older model would be easier - https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8121909/British-engineers-forced-build-outdated-mechanical-ventilators.html Or something like this simple design - https://www.itv.com/news/wales/2020-03-24/welsh-doctor-designs-ventilator-that-could-save-the-lives-of-thousands-of-coronavirus-patients/ https://www.bailiwickexpress.com/jsy/life/science/consultant-designs-new-ventilator-type-device-help-coronavirus-patients/ Trump is getting Ford to make them, the UK is getting various companies to make them - https://guernseypress.com/news/uk-news/2020/03/30/major-manufacturers-join-forces-to-build-10000-ventilators-for-nhs/ Including GKN Aerospace in the Isle of Wight - https://www.islandecho.co.uk/isle-of-wight-workers-to-help-make-10000-ventilators-in-covid-19-battle/ https://iwradio.co.uk/2020/03/31/ingenuity-of-gkn-staff-praised-as-government-makes-nhs-ventilator-promise/ https://techcrunch.com/2020/03/30/ford-ge-healthcare-to-produce-50000-ventilators-by-july-using-this-tiny-companys-design/ https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/man-with-manx-ties-makes-protective-masks-for-nhs/ https://guernseypress.com/news/2020/03/31/3d-printer-owners-sought-to-help-tackle-pandemic/
  15. Again, most of these cases wouldn't even be counted now in the UK (they changed it to mostly hospitalised cases about 2 weeks ago) Just the 3 now that have been hospitalised (1 in ICU, said to be improving) https://covid19.gov.im/general-information/latest-updates/ Confirmed cases - 60, tested - 913, awaiting results - 216, awaiting tests - 139, hospitalised - 3 (in ICU -1). The best comparison is the Channel Island's who use the same way of counting - Guernsey - confirmed cases - 78, deaths - 1 (they have just had their first death) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_coronavirus_pandemic_in_Guernsey https://www.itv.com/news/channel/2020-03-31/first-coronavirus-death-in-guernsey/ Jersey - confirmed cases - 81, hospitalised - 10 , deaths - 2 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_coronavirus_pandemic_in_Jersey In the UK you have to go more by the deathrate - the Isle of Wight has had 2 deaths , Cornwall 10. The Shetlands are up to about 29 cases - that number has gone up since changing the counting method so will be quite a few hospitalised. The Western Isles and Orkney - have just had their first cases - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-52111764 Elsewhere - Greenland - 10, Gibraltar 65, Liechtenstein - 61, Monaco - 43, San Marino - 236 (deaths - 26), Faroe Islands - 169, Malta - 169, "The number of those to have tested positive in the Canary Islands stands at 1,262, with 55 deaths." - https://www.theolivepress.es/spain-news/2020/03/31/holidaying-pensioners-found-dead-in-possible-coronavirus-suicide-pact-in-spains-tenerife/ https://thecanarynews.com/2020/03/31/1262-on-canary-islands-confirmed-corona-virus-cases-2020-map/
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