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7 minutes ago, Ramseyboi said:

Definitely COVID? They have been closed recently for a flood, and electrical issues in the kitchen.

Places open in Castletown unusually very quiet for a Friday night last night. Get the feeling there's a mood of well why bother going out getting COVID when we can just stay at home in the sun.

Ate food out and it was pretty mediocre. They said staff shortages due to COVID. They'd be better closing reputaitonally.

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In reaction to the IOM topping the Covid stakes:

”I suspect this may be the end of the IoM tourism sector and the TT. It will take many years to live this down.”

love reading this level of absolute bafoonary while out on a morning stroll. There doesn’t seem to be a care in the world by anyone including those choosing to wear masks that I have seen.

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2 minutes ago, immortalpuppet said:

In reaction to the IOM topping the Covid stakes:

”I suspect this may be the end of the IoM tourism sector and the TT. It will take many years to live this down.”

love reading this level of absolute bafoonary while out on a morning stroll. There doesn’t seem to be a care in the world by anyone including those choosing to wear masks that I have seen.

Saw that tripe on Twitter too this morning. Fed up of the scaremongering and whilst I'm pissed at CoMin not listening to their new EAG or health advisors... I'm really starting to turn off Dr Glover now. She's chief scaremongerer.

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Currently reading ‘Spike’ - the story of the pandemic so far by Jeremy Farrar, a member of Sage. Cracking read. 
 

In it he talks about herd immunity and how scientifically it was not recommended early on, as Bojo perhaps wanted. Now however, with most people vaxxed and in the middle of summer, I don’t think it’s unreasonable. 
 

I’ve been to Calf Sound Cafe this morning - plenty in there - and am out tonight, hopefully, playing a gig. I’m following my own advice and just getting on with it, but will continue to take care in shops and obviously at the hospital. If I get symptoms I’ll get a test and if positive stay in for 10 days. 
 

At the moment covid is rampant here, but hardly any are getting properly ill. Over the next couple of weeks immunity from infections will top up our immunity from vaccinations and it’ll be done. An optimistic, pragmatic opinion - I hope. 

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36 minutes ago, WTF said:

lockdown rumoured to be a real possibility the way things are going.   get your 2 jabs here and still be locked down, wonderful.

I really don't like the fact that we don't seem to have any real nuance to how measures are brought in. It's either all or nothing. There's simply no appreciation of balance or compromise.

Too many times, we've been told to crack on as normal and then thrust into a lockdown. I fundamentally don't think that's the answer this time, the risk is much lower through vaccination, and you won't have the bulk of public support. We are, frankly, too riddled with it for a short lockdown to be effective. We also can't afford it.

Kids are off school, so that vector is reduced. The weather is gorgeous, so encourage everyone outside. The beaches have been heaving and it has been great to see. Clearly encourage risk mitigations in essential places for staff and customers, healthcare, supermarkets etc. Facilitate hospitality and non-essential retail with ventilation and measures to keep their staff safe.

You can't tell everyone everything is fine when there are businesses shut because they and their staff are trying to do the right thing. The Manx Government can't afford drastic financial measures of another lockdown, and as the old adage goes, a stitch in time saves nine.

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3 minutes ago, immortalpuppet said:

In reaction to the IOM topping the Covid stakes:

”I suspect this may be the end of the IoM tourism sector and the TT. It will take many years to live this down.”

love reading this level of absolute bafoonary while out on a morning stroll. There doesn’t seem to be a care in the world by anyone including those choosing to wear masks that I have seen.

Some people love this drama. It's what they now live for. To go back to a mundane life feels too uncomfortable. They want to keep this pandemic rolling for as long as possible as it gives them a soapbox whereas otherwise they would just be a normal Karen again moaning at dogs barking or loud music.

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55 minutes ago, offshoremanxman said:

There were several Douglas pubs closed last night. Payday weekend too. This must be costing them a fortune. Doesn’t really look like we’re cracking on and living with it to me. 

How exactly would you expect these pubs to open when they have no staff? Maybe this is all part of living with it. 

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16 minutes ago, NoTailT said:

Saw that tripe on Twitter too this morning. Fed up of the scaremongering and whilst I'm pissed at CoMin not listening to their new EAG or health advisors... I'm really starting to turn off Dr Glover now. She's chief scaremongerer.

I’ve muted so many Twitter accounts in the last three months. It’s much better for your own mental health to just let them crack on with their doomsaying. But then a lot of it seems to be repeated here too. 

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21 minutes ago, NoTailT said:

Places open in Castletown unusually very quiet for a Friday night last night. Get the feeling there's a mood of well why bother going out getting COVID when we can just stay at home in the sun.

Ate food out and it was pretty mediocre. They said staff shortages due to COVID. They'd be better closing reputaitonally.

The Secret Pizza made the decision to close because of staff with covid.

Dark Horse is also on this weekend so a lot of Castletown’s punters would be there. 

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3 minutes ago, Roxanne said:

How exactly would you expect these pubs to open when they have no staff? Maybe this is all part of living with it. 

This is thing that I don't get. People just seem to be in denial of the reality of a global pandemic.

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45 minutes ago, WTF said:

lockdown rumoured to be a real possibility the way things are going.   get your 2 jabs here and still be locked down, wonderful.

Rumoured by who? People on social media who think covid is stalking them and is waiting round every corner?

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6 minutes ago, Roxanne said:

How exactly would you expect these pubs to open when they have no staff? Maybe this is all part of living with it. 

They shouldn’t need to have so many staff in isolation if they’re following the rules (which aren’t really rules anymore) and they aren’t being compensated for being closed so really it’s far from just getting on with it for the hospitality industry. It’s taking the full battering of everything including empty streets with no customers on them as half of Douglas seems to be WFH again. 

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10 minutes ago, Danoo said:

Some people love this drama. It's what they now live for. To go back to a mundane life feels too uncomfortable. They want to keep this pandemic rolling for as long as possible as it gives them a soapbox whereas otherwise they would just be a normal Karen again moaning at dogs barking or loud music.

I don’t believe that for a second. No one wants this pandemic to ‘roll on’ and it’s ridiculous to assert so. 

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5 minutes ago, Ham_N_Eggs said:

This is thing that I don't get. People just seem to be in denial of the reality of a global pandemic.

The dynamic duo's definition of 'living with it' seems to be, if you can't see it, it isn't there.

Living with it is working out how we can help businesses keep their doors open and lights on, whilst enabling them to do their best to keep people safe.

Living with it is helping the vulnerable who have been shielding for quite some time feel safe again out in the open air.

Living with it is addressing the health crises that have emerged from or been amplified by the pandemic.

Living with it isn't ignoring it and simply hoping things don't keep going tits up.

Living with it isn't plunging us all back into lockdown either if you suddenly bottle it.

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