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OK. For what it's worth I'm going to try and explain why genomics is important in a ssRNA virus epidemic. No doubt it will end up being recited badly at a briefing, but, well, whatever. You read it he

Rachel has tried every which way to re-offer her services. This last tweet wasn't the first time she's reached out. Government has made it very clear they do not want her to be involved. I want h

I think you'll find most so called anti-government rhetoric is focused on government-stupidity and government-selfishness. In recent times - under Brown, Bell and now Quayle - all too many govern

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26 minutes ago, Apple said:

We have been fed rubbish and taken for fools. With pour own money paying for it.

I am going to stop posting or I will post something I shouldn't.

This sums it up for me.

As an aside, I’m very sad that we’re unable to take grandkids on the railways for the Easter holidays, which they love.

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56 minutes ago, Utah 01 said:

HQ - 'We’re on a journey Paul'

14 minutes ago, doc.fixit said:

'Having a conversation', does it for me. I don't want a conversation I want a discussion, or facts or to talk. 

What boils my piss even more is when someone says "I'm on a mission". 

That mission, almost invariably, is some tedious and inane piece of pointlessness like getting Starburst to be called Opal Fruits again.

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2 minutes ago, Ham_N_Eggs said:

Either they know cases are not going to continue to decrease, or the right hand has no idea what the left hand is doing.  Or government comms are just a bit........

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Dear Parent and Carer,
We are delighted to hear the Chief Minister state that the latest Covid outbreak is “under control”. The Minister for Education, Dr Allinson, has indicated that secondary schools are likely to:
“gradually re-open from April 13th, initially to selected Year 11 and Year 13 students who are required to undertake further work and assessments in school”.
With regards to Year 11, in this scenario we would prioritise students who must undertake practical assessments, for example in Art, Computer Science, Design Technology, Drama, Graphics, ICT, Music and Performing Arts.
Social distancing is required which means that we will have to sub-divide our classes and Year 11 students will attend on a staggered basis. A timetable will be published next week.
Information on the timetable for Year 13 will also be published soon.
For those students who remain at home, work will continue to be made available on-line.
With kind regards,
Adrienne Burnett"
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22 minutes ago, Non-Believer said:

WTF sort of Govt do we have on this Island?

Incompetent, petty, vindictive, and based on Dr Glover's testimony, a danger to anybody who displeases them. They put on a façade of being kind, competent and generous, but underneath they are menacing. The experience of listening to Dr Glover's torment was just awful.

 

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8 minutes ago, Banker said:

Needs to be a public enquiry...might be Robertshaw's parting shot at the incompetence.

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38 minutes ago, Non-Believer said:

"Threatened with negative press".

WTF sort of Govt do we have on this Island?

Arrogant, ignorant and duplicitous it would seem. 

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1 hour ago, Apple said:

Did she say some samples had been discarded from the first lockdown ?

She'd mentioned about samples being destroyed before, in her blog.   This time she made it clear that they were from positive cases from last year's outbreak.   Samples which she has asked specifically to be retained - but which should have been in any case.   

You don't throw away samples from a current public health crisis - a major epidemic you are still in the middle of - because you may need to go back to them for further information.  There may even be legal implications.  It's the equivalent of shredding an important letter.  I remember being shocked by this when I first read it (to the extent of saying "What!!" out loud).  This is something that should be done by scientists.

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1 minute ago, Roger Mexico said:

She'd mentioned about samples being destroyed before, in her blog.   This time she made it clear that they were from positive cases from last year's outbreak.   Samples which she has asked specifically to be retained - but which should have been in any case.   

You don't throw away samples from a current public health crisis - a major epidemic you are still in the middle of - because you may need to go back to them for further information.  There may even be legal implications.  It's the equivalent of shredding an important letter.  I remember being shocked by this when I first read it (to the extent of saying "What!!" out loud).  This is something that should be done by scientists.

Didn't she refer to an issue of getting consent from people who had been tested for the use of their data for other purposes? 

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39 minutes ago, Non-Believer said:

"Threatened with negative press".

WTF sort of Govt do we have on this Island?

This sort of government...

9 minutes ago, code99 said:

Incompetent, petty, vindictive, and based on Dr Glover's testimony, a danger to anybody who displeases them. They put on a façade of being kind, competent and generous, but underneath they are menacing. The experience of listening to Dr Glover's torment was just awful.

Having listened to the whole 3 hours, I was shocked but not surprised at the shenanigans. They have been thoroughly dishonest and threatening. A gang of smiling assassins with more faces than Big Ben. 

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1 hour ago, KERED said:

I think it might have been Ashie, who mentioned the professor, Glad. He sort of said that the Prof out-trumped a Doctor. (But it was evident that neither Ashie nor Howie could bring themselves to mention Dr Glover by name.)

Especially as it was clear from Rachel Glover's evidence that she has been talking to the Liverpool people for about a year anyway, and they had been enthusiastic backers of her setting up the testing and doing the genomics.  She knows them on first name terms and will in regular communication, as you would expect in a small specialised field.

But of course CoMin won't be getting the advice from the professor.  They'll be getting it after it's been filtered through layers of civil servants ending in Greenhow and carefully adjusted so that the priorities and prejudices of these intermediaries are the most important thing.

Manx government is so obsessed with hierarchies that the people at the top of it seem unaware that the people who actually do stuff are capable of talking to each other and working things out that way.  Or maybe they're terrified that if such a thing is allowed to happen, it might be realised that all these intermediate layers of management aren't just unnecessary, but actually make things worse.

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