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A fairly pointless article by our local Granada bloke.

Says twice that borders are fully open and anyone can visit.  When did they sneak that in because I have friends in UK who want to come and some people we were going to bring over for work but thought we still could t unless 2 plus 2 or immediate family/property owners?

https://www.itv.com/news/granada/2021-07-30/behind-the-borders-from-elimination-to-living-amongst-covid-in-the-isle-of-man?fbclid=IwAR1YOXBVoQfWLNc0W74S07OytmBYUr3tkgj_R6v6M3CuQuFDI67WF_rbNAQ

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A strange Courier headline stating that a nurse was intimidated by a pair of c.20yr olds outside Kinrade's Pharmacy? These young men in T shirts and shorts, accused her of taking all the lateral flow tests, leaving none for them?

This is totally unacceptable but it certainly sounds strange in that we are now at the level that young men are so wound up by the virus that they would intimidate a nurse in uniform at a pharmacy? I could believe it if the pharmacy had run out of Methadone but LFTs???  

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6 minutes ago, Max Power said:

A strange Courier headline stating that a nurse was intimidated by a pair of c.20yr olds outside Kinrade's Pharmacy? These young men in T shirts and shorts, accused her of taking all the lateral flow tests, leaving none for them?

This is totally unacceptable but it certainly sounds strange in that we are now at the level that young men are so wound up by the virus that they would intimidate a nurse in uniform at a pharmacy? I could believe it if the pharmacy had run out of Methadone but LFTs???  

National and international media have fuelled this complete over reaction in the whole situation. Blowing this whole pandemic completely out of proportion to the point of accosting nurses for dubious test kits and watching old people miss out on the latter years of their life hiding behind the sofa. The damage done to society throughout this has been catastrophic in a whole number of ways. All totally unnecessary. 

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8 minutes ago, Max Power said:

A strange Courier headline stating that a nurse was intimidated by a pair of c.20yr olds outside Kinrade's Pharmacy? These young men in T shirts and shorts, accused her of taking all the lateral flow tests, leaving none for them?

This is totally unacceptable but it certainly sounds strange in that we are now at the level that young men are so wound up by the virus that they would intimidate a nurse in uniform at a pharmacy? I could believe it if the pharmacy had run out of Methadone but LFTs???  

Shocking and if I understood Manx Radio this morning on their news they said the test area at the grandstand has a constant Police presence to deal with abusive clients? I mean WTF?

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Here's the Manx Radio story (which is badly written even by their standards).  It's possible they were actually after other drugs but more likely dazed and confused  by whatever and somehow believing that the tests were that valuable or important.  Luckily the nurse had enough self-possession to resist and hopefully is OK.

The real joke here is on the Government who, after sensibly rejecting the use of LFTs for ages, jumped on the bandwagon, just as everyone else realised it had square wheels, and are now realising it has just provided more ways to make them look incompetent.

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8 minutes ago, Roger Mexico said:

Here's the Manx Radio story (which is badly written even by their standards).  It's possible they were actually after other drugs but more likely dazed and confused  by whatever and somehow believing that the tests were that valuable or important.  Luckily the nurse had enough self-possession to resist and hopefully is OK.

Edwin at Kinrades won’t stock LFTs now. He apparently can’t be arsed with all the drama and selfish behaviour. Which I don’t them him for. He’s there to provide a service not be interrogated by morons stocking up on freebies. 

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36 minutes ago, offshoremanxman said:

Edwin at Kinrades won’t stock LFTs now. He apparently can’t be arsed with all the drama and selfish behaviour. Which I don’t them him for. He’s there to provide a service not be interrogated by morons stocking up on freebies. 

I wonder how many people would want these LFT'S if they had to pay for them.

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4 minutes ago, thommo2010 said:

I wonder how many people would want these LFT'S if they had to pay for them.

There would be an immediate reduction, perhaps that would not have been the case when they were first muted, but time has moved on.  People do like a freebie and I am sure some have hoarded a lot.  i loved the way Ashford tried to spin a positive out of Comin's lack of planning the impact of LFT would have.

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New cases in the 70+ category, most of whom should have had 2 jabs, seem to be rising relatively more rapidly than most - cases have roughly trebled in the last couple of weeks. Are they just taking less care, or is there a more serious, underlying reason? Is the effect of the vaccine wearing off?

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LFT - heard a story this morning from someone in the Civil Defence (who have been assisting in handing these things out) that perhaps some were taking them to use when across on holiday. Not sure how that would work actually. Can IOM or other CD residents pick up LFTs in UK for nowt or do you have to register to receive them?

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7 minutes ago, Dougie said:

New cases in the 70+ category, most of whom should have had 2 jabs, seem to be rising relatively more rapidly than most - cases have roughly trebled in the last couple of weeks. Are they just taking less care, or is there a more serious, underlying reason? Is the effect of the vaccine wearing off?

No vaccine will stop you catching CV. It just reduces your chances of being seriously ill and/or getting hospitalised.

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32 minutes ago, Andy Onchan said:

 Can IOM or other CD residents pick up LFTs in UK for nowt or do you have to register to receive them?

yes, walk in and ask. they hand over without questions.

 

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22 minutes ago, Dougie said:

New cases in the 70+ category, most of whom should have had 2 jabs, seem to be rising relatively more rapidly than most - cases have roughly trebled in the last couple of weeks. Are they just taking less care, or is there a more serious, underlying reason? Is the effect of the vaccine wearing off?

If more people have it, then more people will catch it.

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1 hour ago, thommo2010 said:

I wonder how many people would want these LFT'S if they had to pay for them.

The fact that people could have purchased them locally or online for less than some of them have spent driving around the island looking for them just shows that people want stuff for free.

Anyone desperate enough would have just gone and purchased them.

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15 minutes ago, Ramseyboi said:

The fact that people could have purchased them locally or online for less than some of them have spent driving around the island looking for them just shows that people want stuff for free.

Anyone desperate enough would have just gone and purchased them.

people are just stupid.

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