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11 minutes ago, AlanShimmin said:

It's understandable to be scared, it's a big change. There are plenty of resources online that may help you.

Well I’m worried about the impact on the NHS for my own selfish reasons, the waiting list has already grown by a year. I’ve also got family who’ve booked visits here for October and December, I’ll be absolutely livid if that can’t happen because they’ve decided to drop all social distancing/mask wearing measures 4 weeks before the UK has. I also think it makes an absolute mockery of current UK legislation to welcome anyone from the UK with no restrictions when they still have restrictions in their own country.

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44 minutes ago, thommo2010 said:

I've had my 2nd jab today. I'm invincible. Off sky diving, crossing busy roads with my eyes closed lol

Have a whizz around the Broadway roundel too while you’re at it!

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7 minutes ago, Annoymouse said:

Well I’m worried about the impact on the NHS for my own selfish reasons, the waiting list has already grown by a year. I’ve also got family who’ve booked visits here for October and December, I’ll be absolutely livid if that can’t happen because they’ve decided to drop all social distancing/mask wearing measures 4 weeks before the UK has. I also think it makes an absolute mockery of current UK legislation to welcome anyone from the UK with no restrictions when they still have restrictions in their own country.

I think that from the Island's perspective, we're not in a fundamentally poor spot in some respects.

We have a good level of vaccination and we're open in summer, where most people are outside. The virus seems to abate in summer, as we saw last year too.

The real question is whether that situation will hold, in light of how things are looking across. I expect that there may be a time where Tynwald has to decide between masks/distancing/handwashing and border controls.

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7 minutes ago, AcousticallyChallenged said:

You're bang on the money. It has happened before.

It's a political move for a big summer party with some chance of maybe getting away with it.

Not to add cynicism, but it's scheduled conveniently 3 days before the start of Parliament's summer recess too. 

 

Well as far as I’m concerned it’s just history repeating itself, I don’t trust them. The last two lockdowns we were told to be mindful/careful and to take responsibility for our actions or we’d be put in a lockdown, sure enough it happened. They never made mask wearing mandatory, again it was put onto people to be responsible.

Why are travellers expected to wear a mask on a plane or ferry? when that is the only time it will be required when visiting the island?

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Just now, chris4652009 said:

ZERO in hospital 

Get away!

Manx Twitter has predicted an apocalypse ….

I’d presumed the bodies were piling up in the car parks judging by the tweets.

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5 minutes ago, AcousticallyChallenged said:

I think that from the Island's perspective, we're not in a fundamentally poor spot in some respects.

NHS still has a huge backlog from the cancellations arising from previous lockdowns, I wouldn’t say that places us in a good position, If we see more cancellations because people are testing positive it’s still a slippery slope, assuming that is that they are still testing people routinely before operations, chancing are if someone has had 2 miracle jabs they won’t be.

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12 minutes ago, Nom de plume said:

How are we getting on in terms of Covid admissions to Nobles since our plague riddled cousins descended & the Delta variant ripped through the schools again?

It takes longer than 3 weeks for the shit to hit the fan, it always has done.

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5 minutes ago, Annoymouse said:

It takes longer than 3 weeks for the shit to hit the fan, it always has done.

You are correct. Like I keep saying we cannot celebrate yet.

However, the smart money would be on the shit being more of a skid mark if the vaccine remains effective 😁

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