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  1. Hoping someone can help. My license was issued in 2018. No part two. No address. Thought I had mislaid part two but others tell me it no longer exists. Have been advised to obtain duplicate, but assume these are also lacking in address detail. Can anyone throw a light on things, please? Many thanks.

  2. Be scared. Be really scared. Because it is not good for the immune system. Neither is becoming a couch potato. Neither is not obtaining natural vitamin D from sunshine. Countries which have been imposing mask laws for some time report an increase in bacterial respiratory system issues. And why oh why are masks not disposed of as toxic waste? Imagine it’s Ebola, would you discard the mask in public? How does the virus know if people are out after curfew. ( in place in some areas)? Why does no one mention looking after the immune system? Why is an inadequately tested vaccine the only answer? (Normally it takes several years to test. Long term effects are unknown).  Just a few matters that perplex me. (By the way I am in the ‘vulnerable’ group). Why is it ok to traumatize children so that they are afraid to engage with their grandparents and suffer nightmares and stress? Sounds like child abuse to me. Why are emergency teams trained to reassure, not to cause panic and stress? Yet governments seem to be doing their utmost to practice the latter? Just a few things going through my head. What I fear is the fix. The inadequately tested vaccine, or the Klaus Schwab reset. If you wish to live in fear and dread and protect yourself to the hilt, please do so. But other opinions should also be acceptable and not simply dismissed. Seems extremely dangerous to me when there is only one truth and only one acceptable set of experts. 

    Btw. My father was a D day veteran, suffered injury in the war, Desert Rat etc. and I know exactly what his views on the present situation would be. And I understand why he thought that way.

  3. On 11/22/2020 at 9:56 PM, Roger Mexico said:

    Obviously if no one is tested then there won't be any positive test results, but there could still be infections - hopefully only among those isolating.  But every positive test result is an infection - as Rachel explained in her excellent presentation 'false positives' are very rare indeed in the type of testing we use on the Island.

    What may lie behind this question is the belief that a positive test somehow doesn't mean that it is a 'proper' case of Covid-19 if there are no symptoms.  This simply isn't true - the definition of the disease is a lab test showing the presence of the organism that causes it.  What is more this is true of every infectious disease, not just Covid-19.  It has to be this way, because no disease has a unique set of symptoms which every infected person has and which no person suffering from any other disease does.  It's the way medicine works.

    And in this infection there's also the fact that we know those not showing any symptoms can infect others - even if they never go on to show any later.  The number of completely asymptomatic people may be lower than has been thought - latest estimates are about 20% - but they can still give it to others.

    It is good to be free of fear. Fear is very bad for the immune system. 

     

  4. 5 minutes ago, yootalkin2me said:

    Welll, you're certainly entitled to your opnion. I maintain that we, the Isle of Man, are doing the right thing..on the surface but there are so many loopholes with regard to key workers from the UK and beyond being exploited as well as the machiavellian manner in which the testing, results and infections are being portrayed, for example; this whole 'no cases in the community' bollocks. At present we, as an island have been lucky (if you assume that all infected people are coming forward and reporting it...which I very much doubt), once all returning people get to the Island ahead of Christmas there will be more and more infections in the community.

    Infections or positive test results?

     

     

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  5. On 4/22/2020 at 11:23 AM, yootalkin2me said:

    It sounds like your friend in Ramsey is pretty fragile and could easily die of the flu or common cold, do we keep lockdown going indefinitely for him/hard and others like them? It's not about money, it's about treating people in hospital who are gravely sick and will die as a result of reduced services for the lockdown, the massive increase in mental ill health, the massive increase of domestic abuse and violence etc etc...but as long as your friend who is most probably at death's door anyway is kept alive then that's ok.

    As someone who would be considered to be in the ‘vulnerable’ group, I completely agree with what you say. Lord Sumption has also mentioned this on various occasions. For those who wish to isolate and keep distant etc., they should be assisted in doing so, if it helps them. Personally, I am still looking for anything which doesn’t resemble scaremongering, which informs us of how we can strengthen our immune systems and permits life quality. Who wants to become a centenarian if it means spending thirty years in quarantine?

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  6. 14 minutes ago, Lxxx said:

    It's not almost impossible to police at all.

    Take a walk out, how many people do you see flouting the restrictions really? Christ, to read on here you'd think it was armageddon out there. Whenever I've been out for a walk everyone walks a safe distance away, nods politely and goes on there way. Even queuing for the supermarket it's perfectly civilised and orderly. People need to appreciate virtually the whole island is off work at the minute and they all need fresh air at some point, there is a whole island to go for a walk and get some exercise so let people use it, let's not get all Stasi about it.

    That sounds too much like common sense and not enough paranoid irrational thinking. People want to be protected and controlled.

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  7. 8 minutes ago, Roger Mexico said:

    We've already discussed this on this topic, but the the point is that HCIDs are particular types of diseases that kill a high percentage of those they infect.  COVID-19 turned out not to be like that (mortality is maybe around 1%) but is actually more deadly than diseases that are.

    It was initially put on the list  because they didn't know much of the details and typology of the disease and so it was best to be cautious.  After all SARS is on that list and that's a closely-related virus (technically we should really be calling the coronavirus SARS-2 instead). 

    This virus isn't as deadly at an individual level as that but spreads much more easily, so it already has been responsible for many more times the number of deaths.  The SARS outbreak had a mortality of 10% while this one may only be around 1%, but SARS was responsible for 774 deaths and the latest deaths from the COVID-19 is 28,376 and that may have increased by the time you read.

    (That's mainly what I posted on Tuesday but I've updated the deaths as they've increased by over 11,000)

    Are the death statistics taken from those who died with COVID 19 or those who died of it? And can you supply details of autopsy results which confirm this?

  8. IMO, based on my own experience, this not intended as medical advice and any other disclaimers that might apply, it would benefit people enormously if Pharma didn’t have a monopoly stranglehold on health. What I’m saying is that non conventional methods should not be immediately damned by the ‘system’. I belong to the risk group being of a certain age and having been diagnosed with lung disease. I took charge of my health and decided that Imo (please insert all appropriate disclaimers) my body is my property and my health is my responsibility. Which means that I do all I can to help myself (this does not include pharmaceuticals because I discovered I manage better without). Will not attempt to say any more about my situation because such is the legal position that it is easy to fall foul of the gagging system in place. Perhaps, I could make my point clearer by referring to all media coverage. Scare. Anxiety. Pile it on.Things which are known to negatively affect the immune system. We have immune systems which we should be doing our best to support. How come no one mentions this? This would be a very positive step and would help remove the feeling of helplessness many have at present. Or are we supposed to feel dependent and helpless? 

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  9. 56 minutes ago, Lxxx said:

    The best thing for stress and anxiety is to switch off the TV, put down the phones and laptops and concentrate on the things that make you happy. 

    Makes me wonder why you post on here .

  10. 1 hour ago, Lxxx said:

    No they are an outlier. There is no other country on the planet that is having the issues Italy is having, they are even outstripping China. What is happening there, even though the timelines are not too dissimilar to other countries, deserves an investigation of it's own.  

    But the media has been very sparing with the exact details of how it all started in Italy. Might be reassuring to others if it was known. After all stress and anxiety are not good for the immune system, and a little more clarification might serve to reduce both stress and anxiety. 

  11. 1 hour ago, thommo2010 said:

    Why do the papers print these stories?

    Because people want to read about them. It is the whole rolling 24 hour news channels they need to fill in the space. 

    As for Derek's original statement he is right people need to be a bit kinder to each other. 

    Where attention goes, energy flows. Imo the answer to many issues is supplying better alternatives. But how do you bring about a sea change in gutter press addicts? How do we raise vibes rather than spend time condemning and pouring attention on undesirable facets of everyday life? But let’s look at the media as a whole. Fact is that negative, scary, scandalous stories are news. However mild the reporting. We need a daily source of positive stories etc. 

  12. Thankfully not taking part in any of this circus now anyway. However, as stated the generic version I referred to above was quite obviously not what was stated on the package. As mentioned, other generics appeared to be ok. But this definitely wasn’t. The issues of doctors’ preferences opens up an entirely new can of worms. Thank goodness I’m not participating in any of this nowadays.

  13. Just now, John Wright said:

    I think you’ve got to be careful about what doctors may be incentivised or nudged to say and prescribed. Drugs reps still go round, attend in service training, promoting branded drugs. 
     

    One of the U.K. GP prescribing systems favoured branded over generic. The overpay was tens of millions.

    Generics bought in and used in the NHS are subjected to testing and quality review.

    The biggest problem currently isn’t the legitimate generics, but the fake branded drugs, often prescription only, being sold via e-bay and websites from outside the U.K.

     

  14. On 2/15/2020 at 11:19 AM, John Wright said:

    Are generic drugs inferior. It’s the same formula, just not a brand name.

    They can be. And that comment comes from doctors. Although I was taking generics for some issues, one particular medication was quite obviously not what was stated on the pack. (I experienced a particular and severe side effect from the standard version). A family member was also advised to insist on original. Thankfully, this is history for me. I found other ways of dealing with things.

  15. On 1/14/2020 at 10:57 PM, Ham_N_Eggs said:

    It's a private members motion by Dr Allinson being rolled out because the Government is doing nothing. Given he is a GP he's probably had to deal with the harsh reality of what happens to an ageing population when they no longer want to go on.

    But since the vast majority of island docs were against it, that seems an unlikely defence.

  16. How many remember these old cottages? I do. My great aunt lived in one. Not quite as old as the one in the Folk Museum, but quaint and cosy.. Could it be that we are to be robbed of anything that pertains to  life here before the financial sector arrival and all that came with it?  The Manx language was practically eradicated. How is Manx culture to survive if MNH gives it the boot? 

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