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  1. I know a couple of people below pension age who have nearly died. One was 60 years old, fit, thin and non smoker who had 2 months in ITU and some of that on a ventilator. He's now home, and luckily all his organs seem to be working, but doubt he'll work as a builder again as no energy. Another is 62 and had covid last March. He has Asthma, but very fit and healthy apart from that. He had a spell on a ventilator, and was off work for 6 months. He's now back, but very low on energy and keeps getting pains in his arm and hand, and the doctors think he's suffered some minor brain damage.
  2. I think it's the other way around!! Assuming the Oxford vaccine is released and we have enough, every-one over 50 who wants to be vaccinated will be by April.
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    Fancy a pint?

    I used to think that every time i went in!! I've been to worse, but not very much worse!! I've always gone in towards the end of the evening as due to my consumption it always looks and smells much nicer.
  4. winnie

    Fancy a pint?

    I'll get a tetanus jab and pop in to take a look. I do like a drop of stout in the winter!!
  5. winnie

    Fancy a pint?

    Have to say my favourite is a fresh Okell's MPA. I love the citrus tasting light colour beers. I've tried to get into Bushy's, but all seem darker traditional type bitters which i've grown away from. Do Bushy's do a light colour IPA type bitter? The Rovers does stink of piss, and the gents are disgusting. Remember telling a mate to look at the ceiling in the Rovers bogs, as covered in black mould!! When he came back he said the ceiling had gone, so must have collapsed or been removed for scientific research!!
  6. We used to do lots of subcontract zero rated new build work in the uk, so cash flow is always a bit of a struggle until the quarterly Vat rebate. The main problem with uk vat in construction is it's just too high. Most clients were / are happy to pay 10% and don't really look to cheat the system, but at 20% it's just too large a proportion. Lot's of uk builders are getting clients to pay non vat registered labour direct to save the Vat, plus the usual Vat bypass method. Drop the Vat to 10% and no one will try and cheat the system.
  7. It screws up cash flow for vat registered sub contractors in the uk, but shouldn't make much difference here when vat is only 5%.
  8. That's not correct. If 102 people who we're not vaccinated got covid, then you have to assume that 102 people who did receive the vaccine were exposed to covid, and of those 102 people only 33 tested positve. It's very small numbers in the sample, and i'd imagine the figures are not very accurate, but still positive enough to crack on.
  9. Rachel - you are obviously the expert with this virus. What are your thoughts on the Oxford vaccine, and would you be happy to have it? Thanks
  10. winnie

    TT 2021 ??

    Are you this negative in life as well? Try and be positive, it's much more fun!! The TT can run without 'works' teams, and has done for many years. I can only think of Honda having a works team, and that's only a satellite team. I doubt a proper 'works' team could come to the TT and win 1st year anyway. No problem with sponsorship, especially when the world is getting back onto it's feet. Wtf are you talking about re insurance !! I don't really want to see 60+ year old competitors at the TT, but older competitors are generally wiser and safer. Look at JMG and Rutter, both s
  11. winnie

    TT 2021 ??

    I agree, that would work, the route is already there and both ends are a fairly good distribution point.
  12. winnie

    TT 2021 ??

    Will we see this confirmed soon ??
  13. Vaccine ready and offers 90% protection https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-54873105
  14. I'm back in the uk for a while, and down south diesel is nudging 120 a litre. I find locally the uk diesel price is continuously fluctuating by up and down, where as the manx prices generally seem a bit more solid, but historically around 5p a litre more expensive. Rate's are much cheaper on the island, eating out is a bit cheaper and better quality, beer is a lot cheaper - a decent bitter is £4.20, house and car insurance is 2/3 the uk cost. General food shop is the same, perhaps a little more as we try and buy manx produce where possible. Filled up with heating oil in the summer and was
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