GOOD AFTERNOON – HOWIE, ASHY, HENNY (DR HENRIETTA EWART)

ASHY 

  • NO NEW CASES 

  • 70 ACTIVE CASES

  • WITH GREAT REGRET THAT I HAVE TO ANNOUNCE A FURTHER COMMUNITY DEATH 

HEADLINES FROM HOWY

  • NOT READY TO OPEN VENUES OR FACILITIES THAT BRING TOGETHER GROUPS

  • IT’S NOT RIGHT TO OPEN GYMS / SPORTS CLUBS 

  • YOU CAN KICK A FOOTBALL, YOU CAN WALK IN A GLEN, YOU CAN DO YOUR YOGA ON THE BEACH

  • BUT ONLY WITH PEOPLE FROM YOUR HOUSE

  • NOT READY TO LET YOU MIX WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY FROM OTHER HOUSES

  • WE TRUST YOU TO MAKE THE RIGHT CHANGES 

  • NON ESSENTIAL SHOPS  – BARS ETC – NOT READY TO OPEN 

  • APPROACH – CHANGE > TRACK > ASSES > REVIEW 

  • LITTLE THINGS WILL BE RE-INTRODUCED THEN WE WILL MEASURE THE IMPACT

  • RICH STREAM OF DATA FROM TESTING TO HELP US KEEP ON TOP OF IT

HENNY 

  • TESTING AND TRACING IS THE MECHANISM BY WHICH WE WILL IDENTIFY NEW CASES AND GET PEOPLE INTO ISOLATION ASAP

  • WE’RE LOOKING AT OUR LONG TERM STRATEGY 

  • SETTING UP CONTACT TRACING TEAM UNDER THE CABINET OFFICE – SIMILAR TO GERMANY, SINGAPORE AND TAIWAN

  • CONTACT TRACING IS SUPER VALUABLE – BEEN SUCCESSFUL FOR COUNTRIES WHO HAVE GOT THROUGH IN BETTER SHAPE THAN OTHERS

  • ALL OF THIS GOOD WORK HELPS US TO RELAX RULES A BIT

HOWIE – FINAL POINTS 

  1. TRANSPARENCY IS PERSONALLY IMPORTANT TO ME. WE ARE TRYING OUR BEST 

  2. LET US KNOW WHAT TOPICS YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE. WE DO LIKE YOUR INPUT – COMMENT ON FB OR TWITTER

  3. ON AN ABBOTSWOOD ENQUIRY – PRIORITY RN IS THE WELFARE OF THE RESIDENTS 

QUESTIONS

  • ON THE VIDEO OF THE GP SAYING WE SHOULDN’T BE RELAXING RULES – HOWIE HAS SEEN IT, RESPECT HIS RIGHT TO HAVE AN OPINION 

  • ASHY – THANKS DR RANKIN FOR LONG TERM COMMITMENT TO MEDS. A SERVICE THAT HAS CONTINUED TO RUN. DR RANKIN IS ENTITLED TO HIS OWN OPINION. CLINICAL LEADERSHIP BODY HAVE HELPED 

  • ASHY WANTS TO CLEAR UP A FEW POINTS THO

  1. NEWLANDS – ONLY JUST OVER ½ FULL – PEOPLE IN THERE ARE FROM ABBOTSWOOD WHILE IT IS BEING CLEANED 

  2. THERE IS MEDICAL LOGIC TO THE 7 DAY VIRUS FREE IN THE VID

  • CAN SEE WHERE HE IS COMING FROM, WE’RE NOT GOING TO ERADICATE IT SO WE DO NEED TO LEARN TO LIVE WITH THE VIRUS. WE CAN’T STAY IN LOCKDOWN FOREVER. 

  • WE CAN’T STAY AS WE ARE NOW FOREVER MORE – MEDICAL EVIDENCE AROUND THE WORLD SUPPORTS THIS

  • IT’S CLEAR TO SEE THAT BORDER CLOSURE HAS SUPPRESSED THE CURVE

  • FOLLOWING THE CONSENSUS OF CLINICAL LEADERSHIP

  • DEATH IN THE COMMUNITY IS ANOTHER ABBOTSWOOD CASE

  • ANTIBODY BLOOD TREATMENT – IT COULD BE ROLLED OUT IN THE FUTURE. EXPLORING THE OPPORTUNITY OF LINKING IN TO THE TRIAL IN THE UK

  • PUBLIC HEALTH HAVE ADVISED HEALTH DEPARTMENT ON ABBOTSWOOD – TESTING AND SWABBING – CONTACT TRACING ETC

  • CAN’T COMMENT ON HOW COVID – 19 ENTERED ABBOSTWOOD

  • WE HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT WITHIN NURSING HOMES WE HAVE A LARGE COHORT OF VULNERABLE PEOPLE 

  • 47 CONFIRMED CASES IN ABBOTSWOOD 

  • Q. WHY ARE DOCTORS MAKING VIDS? ARE THEY NOT BEING HEARD? A. WE HAVE A CLINICAL LEADERSHIP TEAM WITH A HIERARCHY 

  • THERE’S ALWAYS GOING TO BE DIFFERENCES OF OPINIONS BUT YOU HAVE TO COME TO A CONSENSUS. IF YOU PUT 100 PEOPLE IN A ROOM – NOT EVERYONE IS GOING TO AGREE

  • CAN’T UPDATE IN DETAIL ON MERA – LARGE TEAM WORKING HARD WILL BRING MORE ANSWERS IN THE NEXT BRIEFING 

  • PM – HAVE WE GOT A GOAL TIME TO BE FREE OF THIS VIRUS? HQ – NO, WE’RE IN IT FOR THE LONG HAUL. I DON’T HAVE A CRYSTAL BALL 

  • PM: DOCTOR RANKIN WILL HE BE SERVED ANY RETRIBUTION? 

  • ASHY: AS I SAID PAUL, HE’S ENTITLED TO HIS OWN OPINION. CAN’T BELIEVE YOU’VE ACTUALLY ASKED THAT TBH. WE’RE NOT IN THE BUSINESS OF SILENCING PEOPLES OPINIONS. GOTTA BE QUITE CLEAR ON THIS. WE’RE NOT INTO RETRIBUTION 

HENNY SPECIFIC Q’S

  • NEED 60% OF POPULATION TO BE INFECTED BEFORE HERD IMMUNITY CAN BE A THING 

  • TEST TEST TEST / TRACE TRACE TRACE – TO STOP AN ESCALATION IN CASES 

  • IF WE DO START RISING ON THE CURVE, WE’LL TIGHTEN RESTRICTIONS

  • WE MIGHT FIND THAT THE BORDER CLOSURES HAVE SUPPRESSED IT ENOUGH – TIME WILL TELL 

  • NEED TO THINK ABOUT LONG TERM IMPACT OF BORDER CLOSURE 

  • SCHOOL IS AN INTERESTING ONE. SOCIAL IMPACT IS MASSIVE – SHORT AND LONG TERM LIKE LIFETIME EARNINGS 

  • THIS IS UNCHARTERED TERRITORY – SO WE NEED TO LOOK AT THE POSSIBILITY OF OPENING THE SCHOOLS

  • THERE ARE MORE KNOWN UNKNOWNS THAN KNOWN KNOWNS WITH C-19

  • CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE ARE AT LESS RISK AND LESS LIKELY TO SPREAD 

  • FOR ALL OF THESE REASONS WE NEED TO EXPLORE OPENING SCHOOLS SOONER RATHER THAN LATER 

BACK TO HOWIE

  • MEDICS AREN’T RUNNING THE ISLAND – WE FOLLOW A DEMOCRATIC PROCESS 

  • WHERE ARE THE EXACT TERMS OF THE CHANGES? IT WILL BE ON THE WEBSITE MIDDAY TOMORROW

  • AN AWFUL LOT OF COUNTRIES DID NOT GO AS FAR AND AS HARD AS THE IOM – NOT FAIR TO SAY THAT WE ARE THE FIRST TO BRING CONSTRUCTION BACK 

  • THE WEBSITE IS BEING UPDATED ALL OF THE TIME 

  • MR MOULTON – INTERNATIONAL PILOT – WORKING IN SINGAPORE – REFUSED PERMISSION FOR REPATRIATION 

  • HQ – HE HAS EMAILED ME, WE ARE LOOKING INTO IT. ARGUMENT THAT HE IS NOT A KEY WORKER FOR THE IOM. BORDER LOCKDOWN HAS BEEN MOST EFFECTIVE 

BACK TO ASHY

  • 111 PEAKED AT 800 CALLS PER DAY TO 11 NOW AT 38 

  • AMANDA – CAN WE GET MORE DATA PLEASE?

  • ASHY – GREAT TIMING, WE HAVE A FULL BRIEFING ON DATA FOR YOU TOMORROW.  YOU’LL HAVE ALL THE DATA YOUR HEART DESIRES TOMORROW AMANDA 💓

SHOUTOUTS 

  • ALL THE TEAM THAT ARE HELPING AT ABBOTSWOOD

  • HEALTHCARE CLEANING TEAM 

  • PEGGY SCARFE – SOCIAL MEDIA SENSATION POSTING VIDS “TO THE TIKITOK” – QUEEN PEGGY – SMASHED HER TARGET AND IS NOW AIMING FOR £1,000 

  • EMILY – A GOOD EXAMPLE TO US ALL, DOING A GREAT JOB 

CLOSING 

  • GREAT TO BE PACK – I’VE MISSED YOU ALL 

  • ASHY WILL BE BACK TOMORROW 

  • HOWIE ON MONDAY 

  • WEEKEND LINE UP TBC

  • PLEASE HAVE A SAFE WEEKEND – STAY AT HOME IF YOU CAN – IF YOU DO GO OUT – BE SENSIBLE

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