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  1. I stumbled upon a daily isolation blog written recently by a Guernsey lad. He and others in his family travelled home for a funeral. They arrived on 8/1 and the funeral is scheduled for this coming Wednesday. His day 1 blog details the differences between UK and Guernsey's airport and the experience of testing at the airport on arrival. https://jehanswindup.blogspot.com/2021/01/quarantine-blog-day-1.html?spref=tw&m=1 His last isolation blog details day 13 testing and the fact that they were able to stop isolating six hours later that same day after receiving their negative
  2. Here's a more in-depth page from Guernsey. The one previously linked was only about gatherings. This additional page doesn't include the timeline like the report from BBC's resident reporter in the Balliwick, not does it include the demographics.
  3. Just heard some details on BBC news about Guernsey entering lockdown (same restrictions as last spring) for an indefinite amount of time, to be reviewed in two week's time. The cases, three adults and one teenager, were discovered at 7:30 last night. Government met at 6am and called a briefing at noon to declare the lockdown. They will have another briefing tomorrow. They acted within 17 hours, far quicker and more decisively than we did.
  4. Maybe the "trained receptionists" aren't trained well enough? Again, may be an ideal situation for retired HCWs to pick up some extra cash working a night shift a night or three a week. Edited to add... Doc just mentioned most weekday MEDS shifts are taken by doctors already on the night shift, so perhaps just use a triage at weekends. I suspect you're correct about how the MEDS info is communicated. I don't know much about it myself but then again, I'm of the same opinion as Doc when he said; In light of my past experience, I also suspect the Worried Well types won't take
  5. Thanks Doc. I appreciate you taking the time to answer. 1. Makes me think of people who take in a whole jam jar full when asked to provide a urine sample. 😂 2. MEDS should have a triage person taking these calls and only passing it on to a doctor when it's actually an emergency. Could be ideal work for a retired nurse or doctor who didn't mind working nights. I don't blame you for giving it a miss. 3. Six years ago I was a moderator on a forum related to a specific chronic illness. (did this for 14 years) It included a section for people worrying they had the condition and for
  6. I don't understand why they didn't put it upstairs along the windows in the (over-priced and under-used) cafe. It's out of the way without being difficult to access as there's a lift. There's even plenty of tables, all they needed were moveable office screens. If they're worried about covid safety regarding the lift, a little table outside, or even inside, the lift with a bottle of hand sanitiser and wipes should suffice. It's good enough for shoprite.
  7. Thank you! I've just opened the first file. Much appreciated.
  8. Ew. I don't listen to that programme, probably just as well. I'd have to hide my phone to keep myself out of trouble. How does Stu deal with them? Please don't tell me he encourages them?
  9. On a more positive note, I've been seeing chatter* from Qanon types who are disillusioned and abandoning both Q and Trump. They've realised that Q isn't real and they feel used by Trump because he seemingly gave Qanon his tacit approval and encouragement. They feel conned, Qaconned if you will, because the Storm, or the big reveal, or the various other cryptic names they used for the conspiracy, didn't happen yesterday. There were meant to be irrefutable evidence dumps and widespread arrests of Democrats and Hollywood types and Trump was meant to resume his "rightful" place as presid
  10. The Peel pilot outcomes review? What Peel pilot? I'm obviously missing something.
  11. First, thank you for posting the consultation. I wasn't aware of it, but I've filled it out, fwiw. Second, I'm interested in hearing your opinion. What changes would you, as a GP, like to see in the public?
  12. Um, ok Debbie Downer. I feel like a weight's been lifted off my shoulders but you do you. I'm gonna be happy and optimistic.
  13. I've been watching the inauguration and my face hurts from smiling so much. I feel like I can wake up in the morning again and not wonder if a nuclear war has been started overnight. I hope today heralds a fresh start and the decline of the far-right around the world. This calls for a celebration, and I raise a glass to the successful, peaceful tenure of President Biden and Vice-president Harris.
  14. True. I was wondering if they'd been tested on day 7. It's also why I mentioned genomic testing. If they'd tested negative on day seven, and were shown to have the new, more infectious variant, it could give credence to (not prove) the longer incubation theory. Yes, that's what I've been trying to say. I wasn't attempting to draw any conclusions.
  15. Have to wonder if any of them had been tested prior to day 13? If they had been tested prior, and tested negative, doesn't this situation lend credence to the theory regarding the new, more infectious variant taking longer to incubate and produce a positive result? If only we had the means on-island to quickly check for variants. 🤔 @madmanxpilotdo you have a link to your source? Thanks in advance. 😘
  16. Yep. Yes/no questions are the last type you ask if you actually want any useful information. You need to ask who/what/why/when/where. This is Information Gathering 101 ffs!
  17. Yes. Their silence speaks volumes.
  18. Howard, David and Henrietta. And the DHSC minions behind the curtain.
  19. Considering we are discussing Dr Glover's professional opinions and recommendations regarding all aspects of covid testing, I'd say this situation qualifies, as per your criteria.
  20. Absolutely. She's never been in it for the money, hence my reference to her altruism. Guilty as charged; I am VERY offended on her behalf. As Gladys just said so well...
  21. Honestly? I can't help but think that @Lost Login thinks Dr Glover is just an uppity woman who wants to make a name and money for herself, when in reality she is an intelligent, down-to-earth, altruistic woman who is a leader in her field and who speaks her mind. Heaven forbid she wants to help her fellow Manx citizens. It would seem that LL cannot conceive of such selfless behaviour.
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