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12 minutes ago, chris4652009 said:

Great to see ZERO in hospital / ICU 

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Only a matter of time before the stretchers are being laid out on the Ballafletcher playing fields & Vagas clubhouse is converted (at a cost of £4.5million) into a temporary morgue.

Manx Twitter says so.

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3 minutes ago, snowman said:

They obviously didn't read the Malta entry requirements. This shouldn't have been a surprise

They should have shown them Ashie's reply to my email

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Nice of HRH Chief Minister to take some time to give us all an update.

 

NEWS RELEASE - 14 July 2021 

The Council of Ministers met yesterday (Tuesday 13 July) to explore ways to reduce the economic and social impact of COVID-19 self-isolation rules.
 
Currently, anyone who is fully vaccinated does not have to self-isolate if they are identified as a close contact of someone with the virus.  However, those who aren’t fully vaccinated do have to self-isolate, even if they receive a negative test result.
 
Chief Minister Howard Quayle MHK said: “With the gradual increase in COVID-19 cases over recent days, a growing number of people are having to self-isolate.  I know there is concern on the impact this is having on staffing, particularly for smaller organisations, with some having to temporarily close.  As cases and self-isolation numbers grow, so will the level of disruption for employers.  Government is listening to these concerns.
 
“Thanks to our vaccination programme, we are adapting to live with the virus.  Despite current case numbers, there are currently no COVID-19 hospital admissions and no indication that anyone is seriously ill with the virus.
 
“Each day, the number of people fully vaccinated increases, meaning fewer and fewer people will be required to self-isolate if they are identified as a close contact of someone with the virus.”
 
The Chief Minister continued: “Whilst the work goes on to complete our vaccination programme, we must continue to protect our community.  However, we cannot ignore the social and economic impact of the growing number of people identified as close contacts, but not yet fully vaccinated, having to self-isolate.
 
“The Council of Ministers has explored a number of options that could alleviate this situation.  I will hold a briefing on Thursday at 4pm to update the public.”

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7 hours ago, Gladys said:

So who is advising?  The Emergency Advisory Group has not published any more minutes of meetings, are they meeting, is their advice being sought, who is running the show?

Well not the EAG that’s for sure. 

Their advice was clear. Our government decided to do the opposite.

Ergo…
 

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1 hour ago, Happier diner said:

I agree that the track and trace has got a bit silly and over zealous.

However we need something to put some control the number of infected and symptomatic persons circulating freely.

Encourage those with symptoms to stay home.

I think the government have backed themselves into a corner with public sentiment. 

Frankly, I think surveillance of the virus as it spreads is still very valuable information. But testing positive proves a bit of a nightmare for you and people around you, a strong deterrent to getting a test. 

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1 hour ago, Happier diner said:

Imo. The EAG was a total waste of time. They came up with senseless advice that no one has taken any notice of. 

I hope you live to regret that comment. 

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Why aren't we using lateral flow tests?

I know their accuracy isn't a high as a PCR test, but as we are supposed to be moving forward, it seems to be the sensible thing to do.

If you have symptoms you test, and if positive, you isolate.

Its about slowing rate of transmission rather than eliminating transmission, so there has to be a middle ground that will catch most cases, but not all.

 

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3 minutes ago, bonatti said:

Why aren't we using lateral flow tests?

I know their accuracy isn't a high as a PCR test, but as we are supposed to be moving forward, it seems to be the sensible thing to do.

If you have symptoms you test, and if positive, you isolate.

Its about slowing rate of transmission rather than eliminating transmission, so there has to be a middle ground that will catch most cases, but not all.

 

Self administered and self declaration of result. No point. The result is whatever you want it to be

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3 minutes ago, bonatti said:

Why aren't we using lateral flow tests?

I know their accuracy isn't a high as a PCR test, but as we are supposed to be moving forward, it seems to be the sensible thing to do.

If you have symptoms you test, and if positive, you isolate.

Its about slowing rate of transmission rather than eliminating transmission, so there has to be a middle ground that will catch most cases, but not all.

 

It has been a trial for reducing isolation in the UK. They’ve been using it for essential outings  

As a close contact, you do a lateral flow test every morning, and crack on if negative. You’re advised to limit contact where you can etc. But it would reduce the burden of isolation, whilst flagging you up when you’re riddled with it. 

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