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  1. Clearly Nobles has not been overwhelmed - thank goodness - but it may be worth a mention that today there are 14 Covid19 infection cases in Noble's. One of them in ICU and I hear that case is not the same one as earlier this week.
  2. easyJet have confirmed a Manchester - IOM - Manchester daily service. They are now taking bookings for that route commencing on Monday 1 November. There will be one flight rotation every day and subject to demand they have plans for two flight rotations on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The timings available just now to book from Manchester are Saturday 06.40 / Sunday 14.50 / Monday 11.40 / Tuesday 13.00 / Wednesday 18.10 / Thursday 15.00 and Friday 16.05 and the timings available to book from the Isle Of Man are Saturday 08.00 / Sunday 16.10 / Monday 13.00 / Tuesday 14.20 / Wednesday 19.30 / Thursday 16.20 and Friday 17.25. The timings of the possible second flight rotations on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays have yet to be confirmed. Prices with only a small cabin bag start at just under £23 one-way from Manchester and just under £24 one-way from the Isle of Man.
  3. 1. What is your point Mr Wright? Is Covid19 in the UK but not here? What about the Delta variant? Is that also only in the UK? Should stores here just ignore the UK protocols and take no mitigation actions at all? 2. And what is your view on the current free-for-all in the light of the challenge of any new variants yet to appear for which our current vaccinations are not effective to the same extent? How long will it take to develop new vaccines that are effective, to gain regulatory approvals for them, to manufacture them, to distribute them and to get them into the people's bodies? After all, in spite of Professor Ashford's policies, we are still very far from the numbers needed for anything like Herd Immunity to the current Codvid19 strains and even that lowish penetration rate has already taken over 8 months has it not? A recent paper suggests it needs to be 80%+ of the entire population to be vaccinated. 3. And could you also perhaps comment please on whether you think it reasonable, or remotely sensible, for the setting up of the Emergencies Advisory Committee experts to have taken over a year? And for it even now not to have been consulted about all the recent restrictions abolitions? I hope that you are enjoying your leave in this stunning weather.
  4. This is a re-post from the 'IOM Covid removing restrictions' thread because of the relevance also to this thread's topic: Am I in a miniscule minority who thinks very contemptuously about our DHSC Minister? Top World Class Qualified Pandemic Expert David Ashford MBE's Press Release last Friday said that there was no need for anyone here to be concerned about the three Astra Zeneca Batches which have been banned by Malta and others as they are not yet EU approved. He specifically said that no-one has any reason to worry as none of those three batches had been received in the Isle of Man. See: https://covid19.gov.im/news-releases-statements/no-covishield-vaccines-administered-in-the-isle-of-man/ I quote ''Minister for Health and Social Care, David Ashford MHK, said: ''As no Covishield branded vaccines have been administered here in the Isle of Man, there is no need for the public to be concerned about any EU travel implications.'' He surely knew, and he certainly ought to have known, his facts properly about this and he was quite simply and obviously completely misleading and wrong. There were in fact OVER FIVE MILLION DOSES of vaccine received by the UK which bear these batch nos. As the island gets 0.13% of all vaccine doses received by the UK then the IOM will have received and used around 6500 doses of those with the same three batch numbers received and administered here. no-one should be in any doubt about that despite 'Doctor' Ashford MBE's unqualified total assurances to the contrary. There is no suggestion that this vaccine is substandard. The issue is that the EMA has not authorised it because the Indian manufacturers are yet to seek a licence to use it in Europe. That is causing travel problems with some countries already including Malta. I feel strongly that Top World Class Qualified Pandemic Expert David Ashford MBE yet again owes everyone a big apology. Meantime, if you have had one or two Oxford / AstraZeneca jabs and wish to check your vaccination card to see if you had any from the relevant batch numbers which should be written or stamped on the vaccine card you received at your first appointment, the relevant numbers of the affected batches are as follows: 4120Z001 and 4120Z002 and 4120Z003. I have been astonished throughout these last 16 months at the permanent Teflon coated widespread popularity of Top World Class Qualified Pandemic Expert David Ashford MBE which I consider to be wholly misplaced. I have no idea why he is so popular in the face of his Great Shredding Incident after seeming to do his very best to discredit and undermine the island's own world class Genomics expert Rachel Glover and thereafter in that sort of vein. Not to mention also: the long-time lack of testing here, the wholly inadequate testing after they did eventually start to do some testing, the appalling lack of, and much later glacially slow, expensive Genomic Sequencing when our world-class expert Manxwoman Dr Glover consistently offered 24 hour turnarounds and to do so free of charge for many months only to be completely ignored, the obscenity of the needlessly delayed late Vaccine roll-outs from receipt of the first vaccines around mid December until after the DHSC's holidays were over in January, his forced apology to the House of Keys on 15 April after he gave the House of Keys completely wrong information about a Covid19 vaccine related death, his ridiculous and unique two week ''holiday' pause in June (''they need and deserve a holiday'') despite plenty of volunteer jabbers being available at that ongoing most critical juncture which further endangered the population needlessly while at the same time opening up the borders etc etc etc etc. Did ''Minister Dr Top Class Pandemic Expert'' Ashford MBE really totally fail to understand that this has been, and remains, a race between vaccinations and infections..... All absolutely astonishing. The Isle of Man. Where seemingly you can fool almost all of the people all of the time... Am I the only one who thinks very contemptuously about our DHSC Minister?
  5. Am I in a miniscule minority who thinks very contemptuously about our DHSC Minister? Top World Class Qualified Pandemic Expert David Ashford MBE's Press Release last Friday said that there was no need for anyone here to be concerned about the three Astra Zeneca Batches which have been banned by Malta and others as they are not yet EU approved. He specifically said that no-one has any reason to worry as none of those three batches had been received in the Isle of Man. See: https://covid19.gov.im/news-releases-statements/no-covishield-vaccines-administered-in-the-isle-of-man/ I quote ''Minister for Health and Social Care, David Ashford MHK, said: ''As no Covishield branded vaccines have been administered here in the Isle of Man, there is no need for the public to be concerned about any EU travel implications.'' He surely knew, and he certainly ought to have known, his facts properly about this and he was quite simply and obviously completely misleading and wrong. There were in fact OVER FIVE MILLION DOSES of vaccine received by the UK which bear these batch nos. As the island gets 0.13% of all vaccine doses received by the UK then the IOM will have received and used around 6500 doses of those with the same three batch numbers received and administered here. no-one should be in any doubt about that despite 'Doctor' Ashford MBE's unqualified total assurances to the contrary. There is no suggestion that this vaccine is substandard. The issue is that the EMA has not authorised it because the Indian manufacturers are yet to seek a licence to use it in Europe. That is causing travel problems with some countries already including Malta. I feel strongly that Top World Class Qualified Pandemic Expert David Ashford MBE yet again owes everyone a big apology. Meantime, if you have had one or two Oxford / AstraZeneca jabs and wish to check your vaccination card to see if you had any from the relevant batch numbers which should be written or stamped on the vaccine card you received at your first appointment, the relevant numbers of the affected batches are as follows: 4120Z001 and 4120Z002 and 4120Z003. I have been astonished throughout these last 16 months at the permanent Teflon coated widespread popularity of Top World Class Qualified Pandemic Expert David Ashford MBE which I consider to be wholly misplaced. I have no idea why he is so popular in the face of his Great Shredding Incident after seeming to do his very best to discredit and undermine the island's own world class Genomics expert Rachel Glover and thereafter in that sort of vein. Not to mention also: the long-time lack of testing here, the wholly inadequate testing after they did eventually start to do some testing, the appalling lack of, and much later glacially slow, expensive Genomic Sequencing when our world-class expert Manxwoman Dr Glover consistently offered 24 hour turnarounds and to do so free of charge for many months only to be completely ignored, the obscenity of the needlessly delayed late Vaccine roll-outs from receipt of the first vaccines around mid December until after the DHSC's holidays were over in January, his forced apology to the House of Keys on 15 April after he gave the House of Keys completely wrong information about a Covid19 vaccine related death, his ridiculous and unique two week ''holiday' pause in June (''they need and deserve a holiday'') despite plenty volunteer jabbers being available at that ongoing most critical juncture which further endangered the population needlessly while at the same time his Government were opening up the borders etc etc etc etc. Did ''Minister Dr Top Class Pandemic Expert'' Ashford MBE really totally fail to understand that this has been, and remains, a race between vaccinations and infections..... All absolutely astonishing. The Isle of Man. Where seemingly you can fool almost all of the people all of the time... Am I the only one who thinks very contemptuously about our DHSC Minister?
  6. Cassie2

    Ettyl

    Emerald expects its Air Operator’s Certificate to be awarded in July or August and has a senior management team in place. “Our first two ATR72 aircraft are due for delivery later this summer, at which time we aim to have our respective approvals and operating licences in place,” McCarthy said, reiterating that Emerald Airlines will eventually operate a fleet of fifteen ATR72 Avions de Transport Régional turboprops. The first two are being leased from Canada’s Chorus Aviation Capital, and starting from the second half of this year Emerald plans to operate wet-lease services to clients within the European Union.'' And of course the existing staff will be mostly available and the existing fleet of Aer Lingus Regional branded aircraft will all be available on the market. These comprise 12 x ATR72-600 (72 seaters) and 1 x ATR42-600 (42 seater). The big Aer Lingus with its IAG parent group's huge financial and other resources will have its important Aer Lingus Regional franchise situation sorted on the timescales and to the extent that they wish to have going forward.
  7. Cassie2

    Ettyl

    Aer Lingus Regional flies many routes within Ireland and between the British Isles and Ireland. Stobart had lost the franchise contract from next year and it had already been decided on the basis of 'Preferred Bidder' to award it to a start-up called Emerald Airlines (Ireland). They are on the verge of signing a contract to operate the Aer Lingus Regional service from the end of 2022 when its current contract was due to end with Stobart Air. Conor McCarthy who heads the start-up, is a tycoon who founded local maintenance, repair, and overhaul provider Dublin Aerospace in 2009 and who was non-executive chairman of Stobart Air between 2018 and late 2019. Emerald Airlines and the Irish flag carrier have already finalised the agreement and the contract is expected to be formally signed soon. I expect that to be brought forward now or other arrangements to be made by Aer Lingus to pick-up all or most of the routes in the meantime. If the Dublin - IOM route is not included then someone else such as Loganair is very likely to be interested. These things take time but I would expect a Dublin-IOM service to be announced fairly soon.
  8. Apparently, the prohibitions on meeting indoors do not apply to MANX CARE? Of all people? F.F.S. https://mobile.twitter.com/michaeljosem/status/1379479971211657218/photo/1?ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.manxforums.com%2Fforums%2Findex.php%3Fapp%3Dcoremodule%3Dsystemcontroller%3Dembedurl%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2FMichaelJosem%2Fstatus%2F1379479971211657218
  9. ''Last week, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention put out interim public health recommendations for people who have been vaccinated against Covid-19. Activities such as visiting with a low-risk, unvaccinated household indoors without masks are now back on the table. While the health agency struck a cautiously optimistic note, it stressed a vaccination doesn’t mean abandoning all Covid safety measures (large gatherings and international traveling are still ill-advised). The main reason is because scientists continue to grapple with the question of whether vaccines can stop transmission. “It’s complicated a statistical question, but provided there are the resources I’d expect it’d be possible to get an answer in the next few months,” says Luke Davis, an epidemiologist and pulmonologist at the Yale School of Public Health. There are a lot of reasons to think that vaccinated people shouldn’t be able to pass on the virus to others. In the past, vaccines have been instrumental in slowing the spread of other infectious diseases. “I can’t imagine how the vaccine would prevent symptomatic infection at the efficacies that [companies] reported and have no impact on transmission,” Matthew Woodruff, an immunologist at Emory University, told Quartz previously. But in a field as complex as immunology “should” doesn’t cut it. In order to get to the bottom of the issue, scientists need to collect data from more observational studies following people who’ve been vaccinated—which obviously takes time. Fortunately, several of these studies are already underway.''
  10. You are the troll - and being gratuitously insulting yet again. No it is not 'idiotic moaning'. But glad you find me scary. If we do not have suitable skills in the enormous IOMG / DHSC / IT/IS etc then it is time to get rid of deadwood and acquire those with the appropriate skillsets. It is not as if there has not been at least 12 months notice (I would argue 15 months) fore-warning of all that we are likely to need.
  11. Thanks. I did mean dereliction too but I had intended to say 'delegation' - I have now amended accordingly. Thank you again.
  12. I am struggling to understand what it is that you do not understand. The people expect VALUE FOR MONEY. We already pay for umpteen so called EXPERTS. Have you looked at the enormous size of the DHSC, the Cabinet Office, IT / IS functions and etc etc etc.....................
  13. Yes, even more megabuck ''Consultants'' which we the public are forced to pay for because they have not got even the most basic clue about what to do or how to do it or even when to do it. Neither the Chief Minister or the Health Minister or Dr Ewart or CEO of the DHSC or the the endless layers of highly paid managers in DHSC have a clue - so this is what the Manx Public get. A delegation of their duties and farm it out to outside Consultants and any blame can be shifted onto them. That will not wash with the ever increasing fully aware and thinking members of the Isle of Man public.
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