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  1. Tax: 1.The poor - lots of them. But..they have liitle money.= So little revenue from them, 2. The Very Wealthy. Relatively few. Successfully employ advisors and tactics ro avoid taxation. Limited takings here, too. However, there is a third option... 3.Ah! the good old Middle Class,. These folk generally play by the rules , pay their bills, tax their their cars,etc, etc, - Cough up, you lot
  2. Any opinion on Covid that doesn’t include a candid “We really can’t be that sure as we as we haven’t been here before” should viewed cautiously. Scientists are good at analysing “knowns”.Trying to predict situations based on very few “knowns “ and an unknown number of “unknowns”, is likely to throw up surprises. Predicting childhood illness in the future months may produce such surprises. - The focus is on Covid, but it may not even be Covid -related. Children have spent an such an unusually long time away from their peers, this might result in an unusual pattern of infectious illness. The importance then is to be able to act quickly and adapt -and not delay reintroducing previous measures if needed.
  3. This dreadful catastrophe is very sadly, not unique. Look at what is happening elsewhere in the UK in care homes and further afield. We should remember that many care home tragedies at this time involve homes with dementia residents. Anyone who has ever spent more than a just 15 minutes visiting someone an EMI unit will appreciate just how difficult it is deal with someone who is unable to understand everyday things such feeding, toileting and ”exhibiting challenging behaviour “ with the added problem of “wandering” (or the new term pc term “Purposeful walking). To long-forgotten social behaviour regarding defeacation, urination , spitting can now be added emotional crises.Just keeping to your own room and not wandering into someone else's and exhibiting any of the former traits are things which demented people, because of their condition, simply can no longer comprehend. The residents are highly vulnerable : 1.An age and condition related immunological vulnerability to this virus. 2. A compounding factor -the danger as a result of their cognitive failure. Infection control in these situations is at best an aspiration , more realistically , a nightmare. There is huge burden of responsibility on staff. In a few weeks they have had to evolve from carers to being untrained guards shielding them from this virus. It is certainly not a job that I would be able to do.
  4. Northern Fuels facebook page mentioned they had some.Don’t know about delivery.
  5. Masks - is the aim to reduce “transmit” or “receive” ? These two are widely different aims. If someone already has any disease spread by droplets then the most simple barrier would be at the very least a consideration to others. This seems to be the basis of the eastern cultural use of a mask when one has a cold. They probably do nothing to prevent the wearer “receiving “ the virus and with repeated touching and fiddling with unwashed hands may indeed heighten the risk of the wearer contaminating the very areas they are hoping to protect. Receive The higher grades of tightly fitting masks are known to be effective in protecting the well trained wearer. The problem here is that they are so close fitting that they are uncomfortable and a almost immediately the build up of moisture laden exhaled breath makes the wearer hot, steamed-up and uncomfortable -so they have to have some sort of exhaust valve. The valve on all but the most sophisticated masks is a simple one way flap valve without a filter so the “exhaust “ from the wearer -will be a forward or sideward projecting plume of condensing breath droplets. This protects the wearer- but not any one else
  6. My aged memory is different .I don’t remember this wonderful time in the 1950’s when children didn’t get seriously ill or this fond belief that their immune systems coped so wonderfully well with such things “naturally “. However, I do remember kids getting ill frequently with all manner of things and a clear memory of how savagely and permanently withered the legs of the survivors of polio were frequently left.
  7. I agree. Some of the charges are just silly.Part of the problem is a sort of geographical blindeness. Many years back, I had a wonderful chat on the phone with a chirpy young lady who was about to despatch a large item to me from Sussex.I gave my address but my description of where the Isle of Man was ran contrary to her firm ideas of the geography of the British Isles. - If somewhere wasn’t “Ing-gland” it must be “I er-lund “ which in turn be” Nor-vern“ or “Suv-ern”and there was Sco- land. .She was very understanding about the fact that clearly I did not know where I lived and said if I wished, she could arrange for me to pick the item up from one of their offices... in Southampton. Anyway,...2 weeks later the parcel arrived in IoM. (Credit due to Post Office) .The label was addressed ..etc... etc.. “ Isle of WHITE” ( sic) btw, I have found “ Ship2Man “ very reasonable for big items like furniture etc.
  8. If the question is about CEO Health and Social Care and the Chief Medical Officer, (and the Whatever of whatever, the Director of this . etc., etc., etc.,) Then the question is not so much “ Are there any?” As the answer as everyone knows is, “Yes” Faced with the biggest public health crisis since the H1N1 Spanish ‘flu. in 1918/19, the question should be : ” Where are they?”
  9. Politicians of all ilk have a degree of safety and immunity. Any self-respecting microbe would avoid.
  10. Social behavior has been changed by Covid-19. Where in company, a cough might have been useful to hide a fart ,it is probably now more acceptable the other way round.
  11. Using the words “Road Tax” in earshot of a politician or a CS provokes a drawing of the handbag to pursed lips and a pious correction that it is a “vehicle licence” and the revenue was never intended “just for roads”. Even if you can swallow that one, do not have the impertinence to ask if you are getting value for money. Cough up.
  12. So then, if the most basic and reasonable communication had been established between this chap (who ever he is - I am not interested) and the marshall (s) (ditto), he could have safely continued to the Wild Life Park and then come back along that track ending back up onto BallaCrye Road on the correct side of the barrier - and been quickly on his way home.
  13. Are those ice- warning signs up there simply the wrong way round or are they intended to give some sort of retrospective information, “ Didn’t you notice the ice?”
  14. Meditation was the process we used and and we’ve given answers. Enlighten us.
  15. So then, what’s the arnsa?
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