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  1. You do understand that prices rise, as seats are sold, and there are fewer available? They employ small aircraft, and the probability is that the flights you want are almost full. Nothing more sinister, or opportunistic, than that. Anyway, easyJet have loads of seats to Gatwick, around those dates for under £40 each way.
  2. In China he'd have been executed months ago. The DoI seem keen enough to import Chinese granite. Can't we import some of their quaint customs too? Does anyone have Xi Jinping's phone number?
  3. Accordingto the '4 Week schedule' which Auldyn and DoI publish (but which seldom resembles what actually happens) the 'Red Slab Repairs' are supposed to start next week. https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/myprom.im/dpr_4weekprog_03-05-21.pdf Will be interesting to see what this actually entails, and the extent of the works.
  4. Unless the Chief Minister has the balls to remove both Black and Baker from their posts, then there is absolutley no point in having Parliamentary Scrutiny Committees. It is quite clear that they have deliberatley conspired to overturn the will of Tynwald, obfuscate the cost of the scheme, spend significant sums in ways which were not authorised and take out the parts they didn't like. ETA - It would be interest to know if Black has contravened Financial Regulations in signing-off expenditure for purposes that were not authorised, and if he can be dismissed, without compensation, w
  5. It rather looks as though the Airport hub strategy was built on the assumption that there would be no significant passenger movements through the terminal until September, as set out the wholly discredited first version of the exit strategy. That was probably one of the reasons they wrote it that way. This could be why there is a reluctance to move to Level 2 and Level 1, as they know there will be a significant challenge unscrambling the Airport, and maintaining the vaccination programme's pace.
  6. Don't believe these are travel related, dashboard states linked cases, Manx Radio have got it wrong!
  7. Looking at the dashboard now, they need to do 27610, to get all Phase One done, so if we take 15th April, as Ashford's mid-April target, they need to do 1200 a day, every day, from here on. Probably, 'all' is an unrealistic target, but 90% would still require 977 a day.
  8. https://covid19.gov.im/general-information/covid-19-vaccination-statistics/ You need to use the date slider to select specific dates, or ranges. You can also use the drop down to filter by age groups etc. Enjoy!!
  9. It clearly is deliberate. There were Zero first doses actually scheduled for yesterday, and the same for today. Not sure how that turned into 3 actually done. They currently have 800 for tomorrow and 1000+ for Thursday and Friday. But like you, I don't understand the strategy of having blank days.
  10. Doesn't this business of 40+ bus drivers self-isolating, plus no statement from BV or DoI, suggest another failure of the Co-Vid protocols within another Government transport undertaking? Driving a bus, behind a perspex screen, is quite a solitary job, so how have so many suddenly tested positive, probably picking it up from a single index case? And then , how have so many then been categorised as 'close contacts'. How, where and why have they been mixing? What are the protocols, and have they been observed?
  11. They also passed 50% of Phase One (all over 50’s plus various vulnerable and priority groups) given the first dose. It has taken around 10 weeks. Hopefully the next 49.95% will be done in around half that time.
  12. @Albert TatlockYou are wrong about this. @Roger Mexicoand I tried to spell it out yesterday, but I'll try again. The big number on the dashboard "Awaiting Result Notification" means that the tests have been processed, and included in the cases figures already declared. But, they haven't notified the person who was tested. David Ashford explained this at the end of last week, but it seems that you misunderstood.
  13. I agree, that the 'awaiting' figure is building, and not contacting more people must be a capacity thing. But, the definition is clear, and it does not appear to be a cause for alarm. Perhaps the priority is only to contact positives results and manage the fallout from those.
  14. Just to clarify '1000 awaiting results' is actually '1014 awaiting result notification' (see page 7 of the Dashboard). This means a lot of people waiting to be told the outcome of their test, not that test is still being processed. So, those 1014 results are already in the headline figures. It isn't going to influence tomorrow's figures. The number of tests completed shows that the positive test rate is now 9%, down from a steady 13-14% for the last week, which looks like a move in the right direction.
  15. I've been watching the figures closely over the last couple of days. If you aspire to do 1000 jabs each day, you have to send 1000 letters each day, register 1000 customers, and book 1000 appointments - it's simple process and pipeline management. Yesterday, they booked 460 new appointment, and today (so far) 360. So unless they massively pick up the pace tomorrow, they will run out of people to jab, early next week. There are lots of positive comments around about the people doing the jabs, but there's a definite impression that the people running the back office haven't got a grip
  16. Well, the sycophants in the cabal that surround him probably told him it was great. In wider population, view seem to vary from indifference (at best) to despair and derision, at the other end of the spectrum. Hopefully, Tynwald will reject it this week, and will demand something better.
  17. Because we started late, and at a slow pace. We then took much longer to change to the extended intervals between 1st and 2nd doses. It the cumulative impact of those three decisions. You could call them ‘errors’. The good news, is that we now have around 15000 doses in stock, and they’ve shown that 1300 jabs a day is doable, so it should be possible to narrow that gap.
  18. You would certainly think so. But currently only around 2400 booked in for 1st doses between today and Monday (15th) nothing beyond that. Hopefully we'll see lots of appointments being set up, over the weekend, and 1000 a day again, right through next week.
  19. She'll need to stand for the Keys first!!
  20. I don't believe we have actually had Sundays figures,everything published yesterday referred to those numbers being from Saturday. Is what is to come today going to be 1 day or 2 days cases? Its an absolute shambles!
  21. Yes, and I suspect that many others on here believe it too. The campaign has been pedestrian, conservative, inconsistent, complacent and lacking drive and focus. We had a huge advantage in getting our supplies under the UK procurement system, but have squandered that benefit to trail miles behind our peers. I think your figures are about right, but you are using a 'measure of success' that virtually no one else in the World is even thinking about, at this time.
  22. I saw it suggested earlier, on Twitter, that the reason we are getting the extra 10k doses, is because we begged for them, from UK, because we are now in deep shit. HQ and DA know they have fucked up the vaccine programme, with their ‘it isn’t a race’ ethos. Anecdotal I know, but makes sense. 10k is nothing to the UK.
  23. Looking at the dashboard, and considering his words, there are thousands of empty slots for next week, Tuesday to Friday. If by some miracle someone had got through today, that is when they would be booked in. So delaying the registration and booking process to Saturday or Sunday, won't change that. Still, closing the whole system down, for two days, in order to regroup, is a pretty significant admission of systemic failure. They now plan to set up a simple 'online form' for registrations, so that should help a lot. If they then ask you for your phone number and/or e-mail address, they co
  24. This is really disappointing, but entirely predictable. Back in December (I'm not going to try to find it) I anticipated that if they created a process that relied on letters, forms, phone calls and post-it notes, it would not be scaleable and would eventually fall over completely. It seems that, just as we need to get more jabs in arms urgently, and there is a realisation in DHSC that they need to make this happen, we reach that moment of collapse. They have had months and months to get an online system in place, but all DA can say is 'we're looking at it'.
  25. A quick look at the Vaccination Dashboard shows that they have switched around 5000 doses from the 2nd dose stockpile into the 1st dose. This is good news as far as picking up the pace goes.
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