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37 minutes ago, oooohtony said:

You seen how many people live in India? China? Asia? USA? Canada?

And have you actually checked what restrictions there currently are in those countries?  In fact the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford have been producing a stringency index for the FT over the crisis (there's a neat time sequence animation) and that shows nowhere with no restrictions (there are some countries like North Korea with no data):

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and some of those you mention such as India and China at a very high level

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2 minutes ago, snowman said:

Grandstand testing should have a separate priority queue for children. Over 40 minutes wait 

It seems silly up there ATM

Giving people slots they turn up on time for yet are still sat in a car park 30mins later seems all too common.

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In fact they should do testing at the sea terminal when you drive off / at the same time as you queue for landing card checks. Particularly for kids

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9 minutes ago, snowman said:

In fact they should do testing at the sea terminal when you drive off / at the same time as you queue for landing card checks. Particularly for kids

It's just daft that they haven't. But then it's far too simple a solution.

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5 minutes ago, snowman said:

Make that 50 minutes

It is pants but won’t change now.  Should be at the ports as you come through.

Few more weeks and they will have done away with it so guess they figured it wasn’t worth the cost, same as a super simple way of booking the test online.

 

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4 hours ago, oooohtony said:

 Hearing several stories of the GMP being particularly unwelcoming towards visitors.

Witnessed it myself in town last night. Locals chosing to go to packed bars and then complaining at people who have come here and are spending in our economy telling them that they should be wearing masks and weren’t welcome.

Embarrassing.  People have lost their minds.  Anyone who believes they are really at any significant risk now needs to give their head a wobble.

And people who keep talking about “the rest of the world” still having masks and restrictions need to pick up an atlas and a newspaper.

Significantly more of the worlds population are continuing to live without masks and distancing than those who are.

Well anyone with half a brain could have predicted that, tourists are allowed here with no restrictions if they have had 2 jabs so are using it as an opportunity to get away from their own countries restrictions/rising case numbers. I’ve been out for most of today, I witnessed plenty of people coughing/sneezing in to their hands, hardly anyone using hand gel and perhaps at most 1 in 50 people wearing a mask, you would never think in a million years that we’ve just been through one of the worst pandemics of our lifetime. I’ll be absolutely amazed if this doesn’t come round and bite us on the arse, it seems to be completely unsustainable but at least people seem to be enjoying it while it lasts.

Lots of talk about the UK keeping some restrictions in place come ‘Freedom day’ oh well, come to the Isle of Man where you can enjoy total freedom right now, why wait?

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11 hours ago, Annoymouse said:

Well anyone with half a brain could have predicted that, tourists are allowed here with no restrictions if they have had 2 jabs so are using it as an opportunity to get away from their own countries restrictions/rising case numbers. I’ve been out for most of today, I witnessed plenty of people coughing/sneezing in to their hands, hardly anyone using hand gel and perhaps at most 1 in 50 people wearing a mask, you would never think in a million years that we’ve just been through one of the worst pandemics of our lifetime. I’ll be absolutely amazed if this doesn’t come round and bite us on the arse, it seems to be completely unsustainable but at least people seem to be enjoying it while it lasts.

Lots of talk about the UK keeping some restrictions in place come ‘Freedom day’ oh well, come to the Isle of Man where you can enjoy total freedom right now, why wait?

Why do people have to be such doom mongers?

Is there any evidence anywhere that we are actually going to see any significant levels off illness as a result of the inevitable rise in cases?

Cases are going up pretty quickly in the UK, helping to achieve levels of immunity in the young and unvaccinated.  It’s a good thing.

Deaths for the last 7 days I can find are about 18 a day.  That’s down again on the week before.

18 a day for any reason within 28 days of a positive test.

18 a day out of about 67 million people.

That is a tiny, tiny number being skewed upwards by the within 28 days, as it includes people who would have died anyway for other reasons.

There are less deaths than usual for this time of year every week now since the end of February.

Pages 59-62 show excess deaths but there are pages and pages of official graphs and statistics here.  All showing cases increasing but that deaths aren’t.  I can’t find a single bit of information in the whole document that would give cause for concern to anyone who looks at the figures with a level head.  That is, in realistic terms accepting that 18 deaths a day in the whole UK is a total none event when compared to all the other things people unfortunately die from.

If we are all going to run from figures like that then we need to look at banning fags, beer, crisps, sugar etc etc all of which kill more people, and none of us ever leave our homes again.

I don’t understand why people can’t look at current figures and see the huge impact the vaccine programme has had and be positive that why can now, undoubtedly, get our lives back.

I am proud of most of us on island now cracking on without fear.  I only wish the government would be a bit braver and quit the testing and just let us crack on.  There is no way on earth there will be any significant or notable level of illness or deaths now.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/998393/Weekly_Flu_and_COVID-19_report_w26_v3.pdf

 

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1 hour ago, Ham_N_Eggs said:

Going to be interesting to see how this comment has aged in six weeks.

Go for it.  I will be astounded if we have seen a single death as a direct result of someone catching COVID, and am confident you could extend that to 6 months.

If 18 a day continue to die in the UK for six weeks that is 0.0012 percent of their population.

So same death rate here would mean 1 death in the six week period on the island.  Since they have a significant head start on us, hundreds of thousands currently infected, I think a rational thinking person can see we are good to go.

 

 

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