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1 minute ago, Happier diner said:

Not sure what you mean, but for the record they were IOM contractors. 

Still doesn't mean 100 percent they aren't from the same household.  Probably aren't, but the fact that people are passing comment on what others do (outside, zero risk) winds me up

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1 hour ago, Happier diner said:

There is no way HQ and DA would go against professional medical advice..... is there?

I hope not anyway and my gut feeling is, no they wouldn't

A lot about the handling of this situation is not just about professional medical advice, but more about politics and political decision making - and all that that entails.

Incidentally, I know a few doctors/retired doctors and medical professionals. Especially during that 6 months of freedom I conversated long and hard, and their opinions on the whole Covid-19 situation is as diverse and extreme as any group of people I know. Even that of MF.

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32 minutes ago, Banker said:

You would probably have been the air warden from dad’s army reportrting anyone who speaks against the government or breaks rules!!

A couple of nights without big raids and you'd have likely been arguing that it was time to end the blackout. Constantly arguing against the rules and making unnecessary journeys.

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1 hour ago, Banker said:

See Rob Callister has mentioned in his blog that he is hopeful from a tourism & travel position that border restrictions will be eased towards end May 2021 

He is repeating the next review date as stated by Ashford

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I stumbled upon a daily isolation blog written recently by a Guernsey lad. He and others in his family travelled home for a funeral. They arrived on 8/1 and the funeral is scheduled for this coming Wednesday. 

His day 1 blog details the differences between UK and Guernsey's airport and the experience of testing at the airport on arrival. 

https://jehanswindup.blogspot.com/2021/01/quarantine-blog-day-1.html?spref=tw&m=1

His last isolation blog details day 13 testing and the fact that they were able to stop isolating six hours later that same day after receiving their negative results by text. That last day was 21/1.

I feel for them, to go through the two weeks of isolation only to get shut down two days later. Sounds like his grandfather isn't going to get the send off the family's been waiting for, for weeks. I'm waiting to see if he adds a lockdown entry.

https://jehanswindup.blogspot.com/2021/01/quarantifreedom-blog.html?m=1 

Worth a read. I also read days 2&3 but, well, I do have a life, such as it is, so I gave the rest of the entries a miss and skipped to the end. 

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3 minutes ago, Southernman said:

In the briefing this morning, the Guernsey Medical Chief praised the IOM approach to dealing with the recent outbreak and said they were more or less doing the same things. It made me proud.

Proud that we are copying them?

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2 hours ago, Barlow said:

A lot about the handling of this situation is not just about professional medical advice, but more about politics and political decision making - and all that that entails.

 

True.

I am reliably informed that the issue of Covid is more or less settled now and the belief is that the vaccination rollout will sort it out. The atmosphere is very much about the internal politics, who is looking well, who managed to keep their head down, who will be queen bee etc.

Professional clinical advice has been argued at times, only to be expected. It's about who is going to come out on top now.

Not related I'm sure but some senior figures retiring very soon.

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1 minute ago, Apple said:

True.

I am reliably informed that the issue of Covid is more or less settled now and the belief is that the vaccination rollout will sort it out. The atmosphere is very much about the internal politics, who is looking well, who managed to keep their head down, who will be queen bee etc.

Professional clinical advice has been argued at times, only to be expected. It's about who is going to come out on top now.

Not related I'm sure but some senior figures retiring very soon.

If only that were true. 
Can’t see the vac rollout being the end if it at all, just an easing.

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3 hours ago, pongo said:

I'm more concerned about people spreading economic FUD. Though the truth is that the British economy is large enough to withstand years of this provided the BOE keeps the money supply moving.

There is truth to that but what you refer to is the UK economy. The IOM is not part of the UK ( as many of you like to point out a lot ) and therefore does not have the economic levers to control its economy. So the IOM , unlike sovereign nations , does in fact have what is called the ‘household model’ economy. That is , it can only spend what it raises in tax , can’t use QE or interest rates etc. So the UK economy might well survive , but will it want to bail out here as well ?

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22 minutes ago, Anyone said:

There is truth to that but what you refer to is the UK economy. The IOM is not part of the UK ( as many of you like to point out a lot ) and therefore does not have the economic levers to control its economy. So the IOM , unlike sovereign nations , does in fact have what is called the ‘household model’ economy. That is , it can only spend what it raises in tax , can’t use QE or interest rates etc. So the UK economy might well survive , but will it want to bail out here as well ?

Uk won’t bail us out but no need to short term, but pressure will be on to open borders in May once priority groups vaccinated and Howie & Ashie already indicated that will happen 

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