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On 9/23/2021 at 9:42 AM, Nom de plume said:

Having seen what’s out there trying to get into the Keys in their place, my conclusion is this:

We’re fucked.

Sell up & get off.

Cases have been on the rise lately. And winter is coming.

I wonder which Chief Minister, among the likely candidates and possible outcomes, is more likely to keep the island fully open (as it is now mostly) throughout the long winter...

And when we will know who is going to lead us there?

The manifestos of the possible chief ministers don’t give much clue on this issue (they are not much ideological anyway; a welcome feature of island’s politics that spares us from populism).

Quayle and Ashford have been reasonable during the past six months. The island has moved a long way from Quayle’s zero-covid idiotic speech of early January. The tune of those speeches changed soon afterwards. I might have written some of his recent covid speeches, if I wanted to write political speeches. Amazing transformation. In retrospective, it has not been so horrible having them, Quayle and Ashford, as compared with what is going on in the shittier parts of Southern and Central Europe (a low bar of course).

I won’t obey to any further covid restrictions and would preferably stay out of Jurby (though there will be someone among you so kind to bring me oranges).
 

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On 9/27/2021 at 10:32 AM, Debbie said:

Cases have been on the rise lately. And winter is coming.

I wonder which Chief Minister, among the likely candidates and possible outcomes, is more likely to keep the island fully open (as it is now mostly) throughout the long winter...

And when we will know who is going to lead us there?

The manifestos of the possible chief ministers don’t give much clue on this issue (they are not much ideological anyway; a welcome feature of island’s politics that spares us from populism).

Quayle and Ashford have been reasonable during the past six months. The island has moved a long way from Quayle’s zero-covid idiotic speech of early January. The tune of those speeches changed soon afterwards. I might have written some of his recent covid speeches, if I wanted to write political speeches. Amazing transformation. In retrospective, it has not been so horrible having them, Quayle and Ashford, as compared with what is going on in the shittier parts of Southern and Central Europe (a low bar of course).

I won’t obey to any further covid restrictions and would preferably stay out of Jurby (though there will be someone among you so kind to bring me oranges).
 

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Who cares if cases are going up. We've moved on now. Borders are open, businesses are back and ICU isn't being troubled to breaking point. 

The next Chief Minister would be wise to let things roll and just worry about preserving the economy instead of going backwards at this stage.   

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1 hour ago, Danoo said:

Who cares if cases are going up. We've moved on now. Borders are open, businesses are back and ICU isn't being troubled to breaking point. 

The next Chief Minister would be wise to let things roll and just worry about preserving the economy instead of going backwards at this stage.   

We're still a good way from being sorted, apparently...

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2021-09-12/6-month-covid-outlook-2021

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Have to say I stopped following the figures a good month or so, it was only the recent headline of a decent number of cases (60+) that it pricked my interest, but as for my daily life it could be 600+ and I still wouldn’t live or do anything any differently, the world has moved on and things have changed.

The way this thread dropped off the radar makes me think more or less everyone is now on the same page. I was completely wrong about the case numbers, particularly hospital figures when the restrictions were relaxed. I was fully expecting to see a massive spike in ICU, deaths, overwhelmed services and it just didn’t happen.

In the back of my mind I’m still expecting to see a massive spike as we head towards the winter months, good chance that won’t happen either if these last few months are anything to go by.

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13 hours ago, Max Power said:

Covid is hardly a Manx virus.

We could do with a Manx variant (good for publicity, visitors, stamps, maybe a coin set too). Could we get Rachel to conjure one up maybe?

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5 hours ago, Annoymouse said:

Have to say I stopped following the figures a good month or so, it was only the recent headline of a decent number of cases (60+) that it pricked my interest, but as for my daily life it could be 600+ and I still wouldn’t live or do anything any differently, the world has moved on and things have changed.

The way this thread dropped off the radar makes me think more or less everyone is now on the same page. I was completely wrong about the case numbers, particularly hospital figures when the restrictions were relaxed. I was fully expecting to see a massive spike in ICU, deaths, overwhelmed services and it just didn’t happen.

In the back of my mind I’m still expecting to see a massive spike as we head towards the winter months, good chance that won’t happen either if these last few months are anything to go by.

Fair play for admitting the doom and gloom mongers predictions were way, way over the top.  The fear that was being spread around borders opening and the removal of restriction post vaccines was awful.  Now please do away with the remaking travel restrictions which do nothing to protect us and only serve to further inconvenience people.  There are still people unable to come here to visit friends and partners ffs.

Still hearing stories of unvaccinated relatively young and fit people becoming really ill or worse.  It blows my mind that relatively sane people still don’t see the benefits of getting jabbed.  Just get jabbed you clowns because if not there is a clear and obvious risk that you will be very ill or die over the next few months and clog up our hospital through your own stupidity.

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10 hours ago, Max Power said:

Covid is hardly a Manx virus.

But we make decisions on the island based on local issues, not what some bloke in a newsroom in the US or wherever has gleaned from a few generic internet searches and threw it together online.

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2 hours ago, Danoo said:

But we make decisions on the island based on local issues, not what some bloke in a newsroom in the US or wherever has gleaned from a few generic internet searches and threw it together online.

What happens there, happens here, eventually.

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