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Everything posted by madmanxpilot

  1. Yes - and he was inspired to write Treasure Island after paying a visit to see them when after they'd been completed. True story apparently.
  2. You seem to be getting wound up by something that really isn't important. It's not an unknown case, it is a 14 day old case that for some reason they haven't associated with a postcode. Go and put the kettle on and have a cup of tea and relax 😌 - life is to short to waste time stressing over trivial things.
  3. To be fair, knowing which postcode one of the historic cases is from really isn't important. I do agree that it should be removed as it obviously is causing concern for some who may think it is something sinister.
  4. Purely from a housekeeping point of view, perhaps. Maybe it's a person of no fixed abode?. The bottom line though is that it's irrelevant.
  5. That's been showing on the location page since 26 April.
  6. An ever increasing number. Obviously those who don't, can't or won't would have to make use of alternative 'pathways' for the time being.
  7. The Daily Mail reports that the NHS App will be updated to allow it's use as a form of vaccine certification from next Monday. Perhaps useful if vaccine status were to form part of our border policy in the coming months -as it has in Jersey. https://mol.im/a/9564321
  8. The same way as most other things work on this Island. If the AD or DAD say it's needed, who are they to challenge? There should be a board made up of aviation professionals to consider the necessity of expenditure, and to ensure that measures that enable the airport to operate with greater resilience are at at the forefront of any plans. Charisma and bullshit seems to be the order of things.
  9. ни один From what I understand, it was simply a perceived need from someone who has absolutely no technical knowledge regarding the issues involved.
  10. To allow aircraft to do U turns on the runway where it is currently too narrow for this to be possible. If remedial works were ever done on the taxiway that passes the jet centre, the landing distance available would have to be reduced on runway 26 (and obviously the take off distance on 08) to ensure aircraft did not become stuck on the narrow starter strip. It shouldn't be necessary however as we managed perfectly well before that starter extension was ever even thought of. NOTAMS would ensure crews were aware of the closure of the taxiway and by default the narrow part of th
  11. Sorry, that's not how it works. Someone should have ensured that the protocols were understood and being complied with. Because that didn't happen, over a thousand people were infected, people died and the Island was shut down for nearly two months with all of the cost and hardship that caused. It's is too big a deal to be simply put down to making a mistake and effectively swept under the carpet. It was a totally avoidable clusterfuck and those responsible should be held to account.
  12. As previously mentioned, these trigger points become less appropriate the further we get into the vaccination programme with less cases progressing to illness.
  13. Yes. It took a while for me to get to the bottom of it last night, but I leventually figured it out. The only place where I actually found it described was on the Jersey Government's website. The 14 day case notification rate is calculated by summing the number of daily cases in an area in the past 14 days and dividing this number by the total population that live in that area. This is then multiplied by 100,000 to allow comparisons between areas of different sizes. 14 day ra
  14. I'm not sure than a system being used for this purpose (border control) that relies solely on cases is as appropriate as it was before the vaccines began to have a significant impact.
  15. Right - carrying on with the arse theme, I think I've got to the bottom of it. The IOM are using the UK's 14 day notification rate, which is favoured by the ECDC. This is not an average, it is the total number of cases in the previous 14 days added together and expressed in terms of per 100,000 of the population. So, by way of example, if a country had a population of one million, and had 467 covid infections in total during the previous 14 days, then it's 14 day notification rate would be 46.7/100K.
  16. That's where I think it's come from too - but as always, I stand to be corrected.
  17. It reminded me of Laura Kunnesberg speaking to Matt Hancock yesterday. At least Dr E gave an answer.
  18. A fourteen day rate is the total number of cases in the last 14 days divided by 14. What you have described is a method I am unable to find in use anywhere to give a 'rate' of infection. Can you point me in the right direction?
  19. So it's not actually a 14 day average - it's an accumulation of the previous two weeks 7 day averages? Did someome just dream that up as a good idea or is it a widely used metric?
  20. Indeed, the 7 day average dropped below 50/100K on March 29. The latest 14 day average seems to be about 26/100K. https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/details/cases
  21. Apparently they consider the 14 day average, not 7.
  22. Four million quid to put up tents and staff them at the sea terminal and the airport to test arrivals? They must having a laugh, unless they are expecting this to carry on for a decade or more. Also, it seems that a case that crops up from unknown source prison and hospital visits must cease? How long is that going to go on for?
  23. Another one who's apparently 'done his own research'.
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