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Everything posted by madmanxpilot

  1. So that's group four getting letters now, group three got letters three weeks ago, group five maybe within the month? It took five days from receipt of letter to first vaccination for my parents in group three.
  2. The change to the extended gap between AZ shots will speed things up over the next few weeks though. I just rewound it to where he gave the news. He didn't mention the new gap, although one of the journos did mention ten weeks in a question and wasn't corrected by DA.
  3. I would have thought group five would be getting first jabs a lot sooner than May...late March is what I have in my mind as we have been doing group three for the last couple of weeks.
  4. Did he say what interval they will now be using for the AZ jab?
  5. Not to mention potential cross contamination.....
  6. To be fair, the Java Express was listed as a 'Location of Interest' on Friday 19th and people who were in there between the specified times on the previous Tuesday were asked to be extra vigilant regarding the development symptoms. What else could they (IOMG) have done and how would genomics have changed anything in the subsequent timeline? Or am I missing something?
  7. Exactly. It's only an eradication policy until we reach the point where those at most risk are protected by vaccines. That point is getting closer every day.
  8. Agree. If the person who has just tested positive is the only one who was unfortunate enough to have been infected last Tuesday and they have lived like a hermit over the last few days, then that is indeed luck.
  9. It doesn't seem to be spreading that quickly to be fair - yet. Until tonight, one case since Thursday.
  10. So by (their) definition, non community transmission.
  11. I think the local genomics testing budget was likely diverted to pay for skirting boards in the booths at the airport hub.
  12. Another cruise line mandates vaccination as a condition of travel. https://www.crystalcruises.com/advisory-alerts/covid-19-vaccine-requirement Although Crystal is a high end and relatively small line, I'd wager that the major lines will follow suit in the coming weeks.
  13. Sounds like the three new cases were exposed to the virus on Tuesday and were isolated and tested subsequently Thursday. They were very unlikely to have been infectious as the incubation period is between two and seven days. Good work by the contact tracing team again.
  14. They obviously never had the IOMSPCo confirm this was happening which is a serious flaw. What do they say about the word assume? It makes an ass out of u and me.
  15. A sensible and pragmatic approach to a situation that they seemed to have jumped on quickly. Of course the next few days will tell us where all of this is heading - fingers crossed. They are squirming under the vaccination of crew question however. Manx solutions for Manx problems - unless it doesn't suit the argument - nice one Tim!
  16. Yes - much as I hate the expression, it has the potential to be one of the biggest cases of 'we told you so' in quite a while.
  17. The 4pm daily bulletin says they have a good handle on the transmission chain 'Ongoing investigations suggest a good understanding of the transmission chain and contact tracing will continue.'. As yet there are (by their definition) no community cases so it may well be that a lockdown isn't on the cards just yet.
  18. They don't tend to have contact with the rest of the crew.
  19. The IOMSPCo crew member was in a non passenger facing role - as was the non IOM based crew member who tested positive last week. It is possible (if not likely) that these cases are linked. Do the IOMSPCo really need to have UK staff on board at these times?
  20. There are a number of definitions of the word 'moot' and it has generated discussion before. https://www.theguardian.com/media/mind-your-language/2015/jan/16/mind-your-language-moot-point The Merriam Webster dictionary has me covered in #2
  21. That challenge can itself be considered moot (having little or no practical relevance) as it's blatantly obvious what I meant in consideration of the context.
  22. I think it will happen sooner than you think as a condition of borders opening, holidays being allowed etc. In respect of your latter point, I think the case of refugees would be addressed separately to those wishing to travel for leisure or business. Of course, once the vast majority of the population has been vaccinated, it will become less of an issue.
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