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  1. Perhaps we have an eye on a top destination award to assist with tourism https://tourtoreview.com/worst-cities-to-live-in-the-world/
  2. A systematic review of the accuracy of covid-19 tests reported false negative rates of between 2% and 29% (equating to sensitivity of 71-98%), based on negative RT-PCR tests which were positive on repeat testing. The use of repeat RT-PCR testing as gold standard is likely to underestimate the true rate of false negatives, as not all patients in the included studies received repeat testing and those with clinically diagnosed covid-19 were not considered as actually having covid-19. https://www.bmj.com/content/369/bmj.m1808
  3. Expecting any form of test to be 100% infallible is simply unrealistic. All ‘gold standard’ really means is more reliable than other types of test for the same disease. It doesn’t mean ‘100% accurate in all cases’
  4. Even the BMJ states that PCR is around 70% accurate so this should hardly be a surprise to anyone. https://www.bmj.com/content/372/bmj.n287/rr
  5. It’s hardly surprising as the PCR test isn’t infallible. This was in the Guardian recently. NHS test and trace said about 400,000 samples had been processed through the lab, the vast majority of which will have been negative results, but an estimated 43,000 people may have been given incorrect negative PCR test results between 8 September and 12 October, mostly in south-west England.
  6. They won’t tell you if it’s flagged as not attempted delivery yet. It really is a joke - 10 days plus for a paid for 48 hour package. Yet DHL got me a whole pile of heavy car parts here in 24 hours two days ago.
  7. I’m wondering if we have a Post Office anymore. Had a package sent to IOM Parceforce 48 hour delivery 10 days ago. Tracking shows as in the IOM all of this week. No attempt to even deliver it at all in a whole week. No wonder Hermès got the Amazon contract if a 48 hour paid for delivery actually takes 10 days.
  8. The department or the Minister would have signed off the decision to proceed without question.
  9. Only one way to get to the bottom of whatever has gone on: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/internal-audit-sparked-police-investigation-19955926
  10. Just driven across the prom this morning and appalled at how generally shit it all looks for £20 odd million. The red is already looking faded in places and looks crap anyway and the standard of finish everywhere is absolutely crap. And that’s after it’s just finished. I wonder how bad it’s all going to look in 2 or 3 years time?
  11. How much is the cathedral going to cost?
  12. That’s the truth. You can’t claim to be in politics (including standing in two general elections) and at the same time just be a lowly not-for-profit employee when you actually and clearly run a lobbying website that says it’s taking government to account in between (and at the same time as) standing for election. The responses by Josem are disturbing above leading you to believe it’s not gaslighting and that he may well be having some sort of meltdown. His rather bizarre attack at Douglas Corporation for racism over its new contract issuing rules also feels quite melt-downy as it’s borderline insane. Or maybe he just hates all Douglas Councillors now and is making up increasingly crazy things to publicly accuse them of?
  13. It’s more than that. If Peel Holdings removed their offer to develop the site for IOM government due to issues that were apparent after further surveys (as suggested above) then it’s pure arrogance if some absolute clown decided to still run with it rather than just write off the £3.5M spent (we could probably have sold the site on for a different application anyway) and move on. We’ve managed to turn £3.5M for the plot and a deal to develop it for us into over £70M of taxpayers money being committed. Frankly it’s insane, as is the person or persons who decided that we should continue with the site after one of the most successful development companies in the north apparently told us it wasn’t economically viable for them to develop for us.
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