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Posts posted by TerryFuchwit

  1. 2 hours ago, asitis said:

    There are very few trees on the island and this area had become a magnet to small birds. It will move I agree, until there is nowhere left for it to move to !

    Very few trees?  If you're Stevie Wonder perhaps.

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  2. 27 minutes ago, germann said:

    Fucks sake and here I am isolating (from travel to an amber) watching everyone else getting released while I have to endure another 5 nights in a shitty boarding house paying 80 quid a night for the privilege in spite of getting a negative day 1 PCR & being 2+2. Farce. 

    Did you have to come here?

    Of if you are from here did you have to go to an Amber country?

  3. 1 hour ago, John Wright said:

    A new home testing scheme has launched for close contacts of people who have tested positive for COVID-19, meaning an end to self-isolation.
    The increase in COVID-19 cases in recent days means a growing number of people are being identified as close contacts of someone with the virus.  If they are not fully vaccinated, they have been required to self-isolate.
    With immediate effect anyone identified as a close contact, who has no COVID-19 symptoms, will no longer be required to self-isolate or have a PCR test.
    Instead, close contacts will be strongly encouraged to take part in a free seven-day home testing scheme and to be extra vigilant for symptoms. 
    The change will apply retrospectively.  This means anyone currently self-isolating because they were identified as a close contact is now released from isolation.  The COVID-111 service will be emailing all those affected to confirm this.
    Anyone who is self-isolating because they tested positive for the virus must continue to self-isolate in accordance with their direction notice.
    Home test kits – called lateral flow devices – will be available in packs of seven, free of charge.  Kits are available this evening between 8pm and 10pm from four schools in key areas around the Island:
    • North – Ramsey Grammar School car park in front of the East Building (nearest Parliament Square)
    • South – Castle Rushen High School car park
    • East – Ballakermeen High School car park
    • West – QEII High School car park
    Anyone collecting test kits this evening should wear a face covering.  From tomorrow (Thursday 15 July), tests will be available for close contacts to collect from a number of pharmacies around the Island, with full details to be published.
    Close contacts are encouraged to take a test every day for seven days from when they are advised they are a close contact.  An anonymous online reporting system is available for people to confirm their daily negative results at https://covid19.gov.im/about-coronavirus/testing-results/.
    Anyone who receives a positive home test result, or anyone who develops symptoms, should immediately isolate and call 111 and they will be offered a PCR test if necessary.  If the PCR test comes back as positive, they will have to self-isolate for 10 days. 
    Chief Minister Howard Quayle MHK said: “Government is aware of the impact self-isolation is having on a number of organisations – particularly small businesses and some schools – and the concern this is causing.
    “We must continue to adjust our approach to COVID-19 as we adapt and learn to live with the virus.  This is another step on that journey.  We hope all close contacts will take part in our free home testing scheme.  Not only will daily testing give peace of mind to close contacts, it allows Government to continue to monitor any spread of the virus, but is a less intrusive way that minimises inconvenience whilst helping to keep people safe.”
    “We need to recognise that the majority of close contacts do not typically go on to develop the virus, especially those outside the household of a positive case.  Therefore we need to take a balanced approach to this, as we did when we removed fully vaccinated individuals from precautionary isolation. 
    “Whilst there is of course a level of increased risk from this approach, we are now at the point where we must take a more proportionate response to these risks."
    The Chief Minister continued: “Personal choice, responsibility and judgement will remain important.  If you’ve been identified as a close contact, think about how you go about your daily life in the 10 days after you’ve been notified.  Please be safe, be smart, be kind.
    “A combination of daily self-testing and asking the public to consider mitigations and their personal choices is, on balance, an appropriate alternative to having large numbers of our community in self-isolation.”
    Whilst there will be no legal restrictions on close contacts, they should consider:
    • Telling their employer that they have been identified as a close contact and letting them know if they’ll be undertaking daily home testing
    • Telling friends, family and colleagues who may feel anxious or vulnerable

    • Thinking about who they interact with in the 10 days after being told they’re a close contact
    • Taking precautions that may make them and others feel safer, such as minimising face to face close contact, avoiding confined and poorly ventilated areas or wearing a face covering as appropriate.
    The Chief Minister will hold a COVID-19 briefing tomorrow (Thursday 15 July) at 4pm.

    This will have 7 pages of uttet melt down on here.

  4. 18 minutes ago, The Voice of Reason said:

    So did England lose on Sunday because three penalties were issued/saved or because they were not good enough?

    Or are they one and the same thing?

    They were not good enough at penalties.

    Or the keeper wasn't good enough at saving them.

    You could further add they were unlucky not to take the penalties first rather than second as there is an advantage to going first.

  5. 13 minutes ago, Barlow said:

    I wondered who the (excuse my language) fuckwit would be who would react to that.

    When you have two team competing at World Cup it doesn't take much to tip the balance.

    Such as causing 10 men to play against 11. (Petulence)

    Or schoolboyishly skipping over a ball anticipating it was going out for a throw-in, and thus allowing the opposing team to easily take possession and score a goal as a result.

    Did you do any effigy burning (or similar) Terry?
    In any case, I'll give you the extreme benefit of the doubt and call it one World Cup. The point I was making stands.


    It's an utter bollocks point.

    England lost because they were not good enough.  End of.

  6. 4 hours ago, Barlow said:

    Beckham lost England two world cups and received similar treatment including burning effigies. He soon became the undisputed golden boy of English football.

    Football and their fans are generally fickle and fick as fuck, as is the press and media.

    Beckham didn't lose England two world cups.  You clearly know fuck all about football.

  7. 50 minutes ago, HeliX said:

    They don't have a science perspective. They find anonymous images of text more convincing than any amount of data. It's sad, but I think it's a losing battle. We just have to accept that there's a (very loud, but very small) number of people who won't be vaccinated. I don't think it's going to cause much societal harm, though I do have concerns over some of them being customer-facing workers.

    If I'm running a customer facing business at the moment the staff would be in face masks and I'd be wanting them vaccinated.

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  8. 20 minutes ago, the stinking enigma said:

    So what do you propose?

    Ideally I'd like to force people but it'll need to be done by stealth.

    We need to make it completely impractical for people to function if they have not been vaccinated.  Anyone with a genuine medical documented reason could be exempt.

    You'll be an anti vax whopper.  Sat up in Andreas with your pencils in your ears and up your nose with your under crackers on and your Jim Royale polo shirt.:thumbsup:

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  9. 10 minutes ago, Annoymouse said:

    Until all the trials are complete I think there will always be people who are cautious, it is their choice and we can’t force them to have the vaccine but the repercussions will be exactly as you’ve wrote.



    That caution those is largely paranoid nonsense.

    There isn't an argument they can have from a science perspective.  Billlions of vaccines have been administered.   Huge amounts of data exist.

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  10. 3 minutes ago, the stinking enigma said:

    So what about the ones that cant have the vaccine el tel? 

    A very very tiny minority of adults that applies to. As well you know.

    You can make rules all time to placate the lowest common denominator.

  11. 3 hours ago, Annoymouse said:

    Well its the same type of people who don’t realise 90% efficiency is still 1 in 10, it’s just 90% sounds better than 1 in 10.

    Really, it's that sort of hysteria that feeds the flat earth anti vax brigade.

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  12. 4 hours ago, Annoymouse said:

    They’ve made it perfectly clear that no restrictions will be put into place unless the NHS becomes overwhelmed, we could have 1000 cases but if there is still beds spare in ICU nothing will make change. Doesn’t mean I agree with it, I’m still waiting for the fallout, admittedly it’s taking a lot longer than I thought.

    The testing numbers show 70% were symptomatic and it’s well known this is mostly an asymtomatic variant. There will be a lot more cases than shown, still 0 in hospital is impressive.

    It shows the vaccine works and the government need to make life as difficult as possible for those who won't have it.

    I have two relatives that won't have it. One elderly.  The other late 40s and working in a business of their own where contact with others is mandatory.

    Utterly insane.  The changes tomorrow will reward vaccinated people.   As I pointed out to the person concerned, you'll be spending a lot of time not working.

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  13. 15 minutes ago, Roxanne said:

    It was always going to happen.

    You were just so creamed up about being able to go back and forth to the UK on various jollies to see it.

    I think you're confusing me with someone else.  I'm not going anywhere in the short term.

  14. 3 minutes ago, Chris C said:

    If we give Cav the same treatment as our other multiple world champion, we should be publicising a noisy minority trying to ban his sport and discourage visiting participants from using our facilities. 


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  15. 1 minute ago, The Old Git said:

    He’s good for details. I see they’ve delayed their freedom day. Feel a bit heartened that Jersey’s figured might not be as bad at first glance. 

    The biggest problem now probably isn't a health one. 

    It's the damage being done when people have to isolate when they are fine thus impacting on all sorts of business and people.


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