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11 minutes ago, offshoremanxman said:

Apparently there’s been a major kick off as the hotel has demanded an extra few days payment for all the rooms taken up as government won’t pay for the enforced overdue stay to get them through self isolation which is why it’s being hushed up. 

Obviously they'll all have fully comprehensive travel insurance to cover such an eventuality...

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makes no sense to be allowing a coach load of pensioners to come into the island with over 50% of them testing positive for covid , and now apparently confined to their hotel , 

and at the same time banning cruise ships from calling where everyone on board has to endure  a rigorous covid testing regime before joining the vessel and regular testing whilst on board ,

who is carrying out the risk assessment ?

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28 minutes ago, offshoremanxman said:

What’s to say they didn’t pick covid up here from a local person? The chances of that are reasonably high given the IOMs covid rates and lack of mask wearing or distancing etc so it doesn’t really matter how many coach or cruise passengers are tested before getting on board and coming across. It really does amuse me when people automatically assume that covid is just an imported problem and that tourists,bring it here. It’s a fear of outsiders hang over from the close the borders mentality I think. It’s just as likely they picked it up in a local shop or cafe. 

It's amazing how many people seem to be under the impression that all our Covid is being imported still.  But in fairness if there's one thing this pandemic has done, it's highlighted just how bad people's comprehension and understanding of facts is.

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1 hour ago, offshoremanxman said:

What’s to say they didn’t pick covid up here from a local person? The chances of that are reasonably high given the IOMs covid rates and lack of mask wearing or distancing etc so it doesn’t really matter how many coach or cruise passengers are tested before getting on board and coming across. It really does amuse me when people automatically assume that covid is just an imported problem and that tourists,bring it here. It’s a fear of outsiders hang over from the close the borders mentality I think. It’s just as likely they picked it up in a local shop or cafe. 

You have a point, but most coach holidays are 3 - 5 days so probably a fair chance (in this case) that it was imported. 

 

Not to say that they haven't caught the Manx variant. 

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There has been a significant increase in the number of reported new cases over the last couple of days - up from the 20's / 30's per day at the start of the month to 74 yesterday and 72 today. 

 

the dash board doesn't seem to make sense to me as the number of new cases does not appear to be reflected in the number of active cases. The 72 new cases today only increased the number of active cases from 333 yesterday to 367 today - a net increase of 34. Does this suggest that 38 have recovered - seems high relative to the levels of cases being reported 2 weeks ago.    

I cannot find any press release / comment  from our Government on what many would regard as an alarming sudden spike. We are used to being treated with contempt by the civil service but presumably our beloved leaders do not feel inclined to make any comment either - Ashford has been re-elected and Kim Jung Quayle is on the way out so b------ks to Joe public.    

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5 minutes ago, Mistercee said:

There has been a significant increase in the number of reported new cases over the last couple of days - up from the 20's / 30's per day at the start of the month to 74 yesterday and 72 today. 

 

the dash board doesn't seem to make sense to me as the number of new cases does not appear to be reflected in the number of active cases. The 72 new cases today only increased the number of active cases from 333 yesterday to 367 today - a net increase of 34. Does this suggest that 38 have recovered - seems high relative to the levels of cases being reported 2 weeks ago.    

I cannot find any press release / comment  from our Government on what many would regard as an alarming sudden spike. We are used to being treated with contempt by the civil service but presumably our beloved leaders do not feel inclined to make any comment either - Ashford has been re-elected and Kim Jung Quayle is on the way out so b------ks to Joe public.    

Cases are up I guess as a result of the new school term which started approximately three weeks ago (I am assuming a lag from infection to symptoms to reporting). The dashboard age breakdown appears to support this with the majority of cases being in the younger age group. As long as this remains the case I don’t see an issue as hospital rates are low, however we will see in due course if this feeds through to the older population but with luck the vaccine continue to do its job. Personally I am optimistic, and do not see this as a cause for alarm or a government press release.

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16 minutes ago, Mistercee said:

There has been a significant increase in the number of reported new cases over the last couple of days - up from the 20's / 30's per day at the start of the month to 74 yesterday and 72 today. 

 

the dash board doesn't seem to make sense to me as the number of new cases does not appear to be reflected in the number of active cases. The 72 new cases today only increased the number of active cases from 333 yesterday to 367 today - a net increase of 34. Does this suggest that 38 have recovered - seems high relative to the levels of cases being reported 2 weeks ago.    

I cannot find any press release / comment  from our Government on what many would regard as an alarming sudden spike. We are used to being treated with contempt by the civil service but presumably our beloved leaders do not feel inclined to make any comment either - Ashford has been re-elected and Kim Jung Quayle is on the way out so b------ks to Joe public.    

Didnt our goverment say some months back that they would not be reacting to cases but focusing on hospitalisation (and beds available) and deaths. Neither of these are an issue.

Why would there be a press release then. Just doing what they said they would do.

I agree the rise in cases is of interest, and maybe of concern to some. Not newsworthy though.

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On 10/2/2021 at 7:17 PM, 2112 said:

Win-win yes, the island may get some fresh workers etc. In realty it won’t last long, when they see how much the General cost of living is, the high utility costs, the high eating out costs and the high transport costs. Win-Lose is more likely. 

Or the glass may be half full.

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20 hours ago, Mistercee said:

I cannot find any press release / comment  from our Government on what many would regard as an alarming sudden spike. We are used to being treated with contempt by the civil service but presumably our beloved leaders do not feel inclined to make any comment either - Ashford has been re-elected and Kim Jung Quayle is on the way out so b------ks to Joe public. 

What would you like them to tell you in a press release that you don't already know?

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