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Everything posted by madmanxpilot

  1. They do seem to be missing the point as to why so many of us are asking for this proof of vaccination document. It's not so that people can come here, that's for IOM Government to set protocols for, it's to allow us residents to travel freely when travel providers, and indeed countries, require proof of vaccination. It may well be that we'll have to get a letter from our GPs. This will increase their workload and undoubtedly incur a fee. There are some functions available within the current online health apps such as Patient Access to allow for sharing of vaccination records and there are
  2. As has been mentioned previously, the 33% figure coming out of Israel represents the whole 21 days post first injection. It is accepted that there is little immunity afforded in the first ten days so its unsurprising that the overall efficacy figures appear lower than expected. As Israel is, as far as I know, giving all second doses at day 21, we'll probably not be able to use their experience to judge the effectiveness of the UK's approach.
  3. The Oxford manufacturers seem to be suggesting the 'sweet spot' for the application of their second jab is between 8 and 12 weeks. https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/13/second-shots-of-covid-vaccine-could-be-delayed-further-in-england Maybe we'll end up with a different strategy for each vaccine type..
  4. No, it shows where Covid caused the death, not that they had simply tested positive for it.
  5. I think that is the first time I've ever seen any official statistics showing a distinction between death from covid or death with covid.
  6. Morelike someone asked a difficult question!
  7. Well, there was a plan...but as someone said, the plan is the first casualty of any battle. https://covid19.gov.im/outbreak-management-plan/outbreak-plan/
  8. https://www.energyfm.net/cms/news_story_659637.html
  9. The answer to yesterday's cases: King William’s College can confirm that the cluster of positive Covid cases found on the island yesterday (Sunday) involves some of its international boarding students. A total of 26 students returned to the island on January 4th and have been quarantining in a bubble on the College site ever since. Seven of them tested positive following their test on day 13. The children are 16 and 17-year-olds who attend the College in order to study the International Baccalaureate in the Sixth Form and many of them have been at the school for many years.
  10. Age groups and something to do with 'health service number' order within each group. He said not alphabetical. My mother is a late alphabet surname and she's not had anything yet. Perhaps the 'health service number' is alphabetical......
  11. Good point well made. So its the likely the latter then.
  12. I read that as meaning one of two things...a very big family isolating together, or that they were the isolating close contacts of the person who tested positive after they had exited their post travel quarantine - ie the Ramsey NYE case. If the latter is the case, lets hope all the close contacts were identified!
  13. Thanks - I appreciate that. In layman terms you are saying that once Liverpool have sent the data back, you would be able to work with it to follow the paper trail of infection. My previous question may be mute if that data is going to be on Island soon anyway, but I was interested to know if the whole positive swab is sent across and once thats happened, the chance to get it done quickly in your lab is lost.
  14. Last week Dr Ewart said that all of the positive swabs are sent to Liverpool for genomic analysis. If this is the case, would there still be anything on island for Dr Glover to analyse even if the ice was broken in her relationship with IOMG? I'm genuinely not sure how it works hence the question.
  15. At a recent media briefing he stated categorically that first and second jabs would happen in parallel ie that first doses would continue at the same pace whilst second jabs were given.
  16. Where did you get the info about batch matching? Are you sure it wasn't one of Mr Ashford's confused unscientific terminology utterances?
  17. Apparently a relatively small drop in production late 'January and early February' to allow for a manufacturing plant upgrade. The upgrade will allow production to rise from 1.3 billion doses to 2 billion per year. I can't find any figures for UK supply, but Norway are saying they expect to see their deliveries drop by 18%, Eire are saying 50%.. If the figures are good, it will only be a couple of weeks before they've made up the shortfall with new production capacity.
  18. Scottish population is 70 times that of IOM - therefore, the chart showing vaccine delivery to Scotland is shown below amended to show approximate Manx deliveries.
  19. So, if a couple travel back together as returning residents, they have to stay in separate accommodation? If not this makes no sense whatsoever. He could simply go over to Liverpool and come back with his partner.....
  20. I'm talking about the physical process of getting the vaccine from the vials into the arms of the people with their sleeves rolled up, not the policy of how many trays are released for use. But you know that.
  21. 1165 vaccines administered this week up from 1041 last week. The maximum theoretical number by getting six doses out of each of the 195 vials is 1170. Seems like a highly efficient process to me.
  22. It is possible that they were in day 1,7 or 13 tests - if three people tested positive on day one fourteen days ago, they will have dropped off the active cases list today to be replaced by the three new positives - in effect cancelling each other out. The government figures issued (on Twitter) fourteen days ago did show three new cases - I don't know if they were day one isolation or not. Totally agree that we should be told exactly what type of new case we have to save all this detective work!
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