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1 minute ago, Scotty said:

Yes, but it isn’t just a switch you can throw. 

yes, but you do understand and accept we need to live with the issue, contain it, and find a way for society to function whilst living with it?

If your view and attitude is that any covid death is one too many then you are living in a fantasy land that will see far more people die that covid related deaths.

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3 minutes ago, The Dog's Dangly Bits said:

There will of course be outliers in there.  But thats the same with many diseases? Perfectly healthy people die unexpected?

Until the mechanisms are much better understood, it makes sense to keep most of the current restrictions in place.

The problem is with those who seem to find it difficult to adjust to change.

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19 minutes ago, The Dog's Dangly Bits said:

yes, but you do understand and accept we need to live with the issue, contain it, and find a way for society to function whilst living with it?

If your view and attitude is that any covid death is one too many then you are living in a fantasy land that will see far more people die that covid related deaths.

But you yourself have been “unwell“ for some time now. Maybe you should take that into account, as the frail  are more at risk :flowers:

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https://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/2020/07/06/ferry-passenger-tests-positive-for-coronavirus/

All it takes is for one to slip through the testing net.

Were they just lucky in Jersey, with this asymptomatic carrier, or is it down to vigilance in its testing procedures? It's the way forward but I suppose there's no guarantees...

https://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/2020/07/06/passenger-on-easyjet-gatwick-flight-tests-positive-for-coronavirus/

And this one too. 

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Scotty, I am interested, assuming that a vaccine does not materialize and there is no significant change in the prevalence of Covid for the foreseeable future, what would you propose, an indefinite travel ban? Some other course of action?

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2 minutes ago, Out of the blue said:

Scotty, I am interested, assuming that a vaccine does not materialize and there is no significant change in the prevalence of Covid for the foreseeable future, what would you propose, an indefinite travel ban? Some other course of action?

Just the same as now. For some time maybe, but the risks are too great to turn a blind eye now that the pubs are open. Everyone seems to think it has gone away because they can go for a pint. FFS

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29 minutes ago, Scotty said:

Just the same as now. For some time maybe, but the risks are too great to turn a blind eye now that the pubs are open. 

But that is literally nonsensical. The risks are not too great at all and testing initiatives for new arrivals will have to take place at some stage. Guernsey is sensibly piloting that. Ignoring that we had a really low number of Covid infections and a low number of deaths outside of care homes so the impact was minimal. The NHS was not overstretched at any time. But now there are thousands of young, fit, active people now claiming benefits as the lockdown has taken their jobs from them and another wave of job losses about to start if this isn’t sorted. The pubs have nothing to do with it either. This virus is going to be around in a while we can’t just shut out the rest of the world for years until it goes away. 

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7 minutes ago, Scotty said:

Just the same as now. For some time maybe, but the risks are too great to turn a blind eye now that the pubs are open. Everyone seems to think it has gone away because they can go for a pint. FFS

One month, six months, several years? I personally don’t have an issue over the summer months and then see what happens in early Autumn, but after that, we need to move on, however painful.

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1 hour ago, Scotty said:

But you yourself have been “unwell“ for some time now. Maybe you should take that into account, as the frail  are more at risk :flowers:

I cam live with a cold.  It's an occupational habit with young children.

"Risk" is relative really.   In real terms there isn't that much real risk at all.  You can also reduce that risk even further individually if you want to.

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4 hours ago, quilp said:

https://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/2020/07/06/ferry-passenger-tests-positive-for-coronavirus/

All it takes is for one to slip through the testing net.

Were they just lucky in Jersey, with this asymptomatic carrier, or is it down to vigilance in its testing procedures? It's the way forward but I suppose there's no guarantees...

https://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/2020/07/06/passenger-on-easyjet-gatwick-flight-tests-positive-for-coronavirus/

And this one too. 

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Quilp. The point of you argument exactly?  This virus is not going away. For every x 000 a case will be positive.  Once we open our borders,  which we will have to do, cases will pop up here. We will need to be vigilant and have a good test and trace system with properly controlled isolation. 

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What "argument"?

That's my point. As you say, we need an effective test and tracing regime in place. Preparedness... 

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The lack of being able to travel is a pain. But on the flip side, I really like being able to wander around, not having to queue outside the supermarket, go for drinks and dinner and not have to be wearing a mask all the time. And wherever you travel to, that’s what you are faced with at the moment. That is manageable, but the question is how do we effectively test people on return, to help shorten their quarantine period, so we can maintain our ‘bubble’ effectively. And then, how do we modify that so we can effectively welcome visitors again?

Solve all that then we will be the envy of the world.

 

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1 hour ago, Derek Flint said:

And then, how do we modify that so we can effectively welcome visitors again?

As visitors (described in the Framework as ‘having no connection to the Isle of Man’) will not be admitted to the Island until the border controls have relaxed all the way to Level 1, I don’t think we’ll be welcoming them for a considerable time yet.

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