IOM GOV UPDATE – 1ST MAY

ASHY + KATHRYN MAGSON – HEALTH CEO 

  • GOOD AFTERNOON 

  • PINCH PUNCH 1ST OF THE MONTH. WE’RE ENTERING THE THIRD MONTH 

  • WORRYING AND STRESSFUL FOR SOME 

  • BUT EVERYTHING IS HELPING THE FIGHTS

  • SO THANK YOU 

  • YOU AND YOUR ACTIONS ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE

  • IF WASN’T FOR CRONA – WE WOULD HAVE BEEN BUZZING ABOUT THE TT BUILD UP 

  • THE SEASONS ARE THE SAME BUT WHAT COMES AND GOES WITH THEM IS DIFFERENT 

  • YOU HAVE ACCEPTED THE MANY CHANGES, YOUR WILLINGNESS TO LIVE WITHIN RESTRICTIONS HAS BEEN APPRECIATED 

  • DELIGHTED TO HAVE KATH HERE 

NUMBERS 

  • 1 NEW CASE SINCE YESTERDAY 

  • 23 ACTIVE CASES

  • WITH DEEPEST SADNESS I MUST ANNOUNCE ANOTHER COMMUNITY DEATH. LINKED TO ABBOTSWOOD

  • I WISH TO EXTEND MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY AND CONDOLENCES 

BACK TO THE UPDATE 

  • DATA IS KEY DRIVER THAT INFORMS OUR CLINICAL DECISION 

  • I PROMISED WE’D PUBLISH OUR DATA 

  • HAPPY TO SAY THE INFO IS NOW LIVE – JUST SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM – WWW.COVID19.GOV.IM

WHY IS THIS GOOD?

  • GOV CAN BE TRANSPARENT

  • YOU CAN CHECK THE INFO THAT IS MOST IMPORTANT TO YOU

  • CHART THE STATS USE IT HOWEVER YOU WISH 

  • PERHAPS IT WILL EVEN FIND ITS WAY INTO SCHOOL PROJECTS 

OVER TO KATH 

  • ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO FOCUS ON IS LANGUAGE 

  • EXIT STRATEGY = WHAT DOES IT ACTUALLY MEAN?

  • THIS IS NOT A SHORT TERM ISSUE, THE WORLD IS ALREADY VERY DIFFERENT 

  • BUT DON’T WANT TO PAINT A PICTURE OF DOOM AND GLOOM 

  • WE’VE ALREADY SEEN THE GOV TAKE SOME POSITIVE #BABYSTEPS 

  • DEPARTMENT HAVE BEEN CONTRIBUTED TO THE IOM PLAN 

  • AS A RECENT COMEOVER – I’M BLOODY IMPRESSED AT HOW WELL THE COMMUNITY HAVE TACKLED THIS 

  • IT’S NOT LIKELY TO BE A LINEAR PROCESS – THERE WILL BE PEAKS AND TROUGHS

  • TWO STEPS FORWARD, ONE STEP BACK 

  • NO SILVER BULLET TO TACKLE IT YET 

  • BUT WE ARE ADAPTING 

  • WE HAVE FLATTENED THE CURVE BUT CANNOT BE COMPLACENT 

  • BIGGEST GROUP OF CASES IS WITHIN THE 20 – 65 AGE RANGE 

  • BIG DECREASE IN A&E VISITS – PLEASE CONTINUE TO SEEK SUPPORT IF YOU ARE SERIOUSLY ILL 

CAN I JUST ECHO THAT MESSAGE – IF YOU NEED MEDICAL TREATMENT, SEEK IT. HEALTH SERVICE IS STILL THERE, DON’T PUT IT OFF – ASHY 

QUESTIONS

  • ON HOMELESS PEOPLE PAYING TO STAY IN HOTELS – IT’S GIVING PEOPLE A ROOF OVER THEIR HEAD. WE DO NEED TO LOOK AT IT LONG TERM. IT’S NOT JUST STEREOTYPICAL PEOPLE ON THE STREETS, IT’S THE HIDDEN HOMELESS – SOFA SURFERS 

  • ON REPATRIATION U-TURN – EVERYTHING IS CONSTANTLY UNDER REVIEW, IT WAS ALWAYS LIKELY THAT IT WOULD CHANGE 

  • WHAT HAS DRIVEN THE U-TURN – THE VIRAL LOAD IN THE COMMUNITY, WE WANTED TO AVOID A SECOND BOUNCE. WE’VE GOT MUCH CLEARER INFORMATION, IT’S PART OF THE PROCESS 

  • ASHY WORD BINGO – #BABYSTEPS

  • WHERE DID THE NEW CASES COME FROM? 2 X ABBOTSWOOD , 1 X TRAVEL HISTORY, 1 X HOSPITAL, 2 X COMMUNITY BUT NO OBVIOUS LINK 

  • DEATH IS SADLY RELATED TO ABBOTSWOOD 

  • ON THE BUBBLE EFFECT – WE NEED TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT FOR THE ISLAND, NEED TO TAKE A LONG TERM VIEW

  • ASHY WORD BINGO – EVERYTHING CHANGES DAY TO DAY 

  • TIM G HAS A FULL HOUSE ON ASHY WORD BINGO 

  • AS AN ISLAND WE’VE BEEN ABLE TO DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY – DATA SHOWS CLEAR IMPACT OF BORDER CONTROL. NO PLANS TO REVISE THAT. IT’S A LONG HAUL, C-19 IS NOT GOING ANYWAY ANYTIME SOON 

  • FEEDBACK ON TESCO DOMESTIC ABUSE SCHEME – EXCELLENT SCHEME, WELL DONE TO EVERYONE. GOV WERE INVOLVED, GOING THROUGH ANOTHER STAGE OF THE PROJECT TO LOOK AT HOW WE CAN SUPPORT OTHER VULNERABLE GROUPS

  • DETAILED PLAN IS GOING TO FOCUS ON ECONOMY AND SOCIAL CHANGES 

  • DENTIST AND DOCTORS WILL COME BACK WHEN IT’S SAFER – IT WILL BE STAGED. 

  • RE LAUNCHING SERVICES – SWITCHING BACK ON WILL BE HARDER THAN IT WAS SWITCHING OFF 

  • R VALUE – HAS BEEN LESS THAN 0.5 FOR SOME TIME 

  • NEW TESTING STRATEGY IS GOING TO COMIN – WE’LL BE HEARING MORE ON THIS FROM A MICROBIOLOGIST ON MONDAY 

  • PAUL – TRAVEL HISTORY? CAN YOU ADD SOME MEAT TO THE BONE? HOW HAVE THEY BEEN TRAVELLING?

ASHY – CAN’T SHARE MORE AS THEY WILL BE IDENTIFIABLE 

  • WE ARE CONFIDENT IN THE QUALITY OF OUR TESTING – WE ARE EVEN A BIT BETTER THAN MANCHESTER 

  • MASKS ARE POSITIVE? SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE IS LIMITED. MAKE YOUR OWN MIND UP 

  • SOUTH KOREA ARE SAYING YOU CAN’T GET IT TWICE – HAVEN’T SEEN THE FULL DETAILS BUT OUR STANCE IS THAT IT IS STILL TOO EARLY TO SAY 

  • MORE DETAILED DATA BY LOCATION – NOT MUCH WE CAN REALLY GET FROM THE ANALYSIS – IM9 – ABBOTSWOOD, IM2 – THE BIG SMOKE / POPULATION DENSITY 

  • CONTACT TRACING IS WHERE THE REAL VALUE SITS RATHER THAN POSTCODE 

  • ROUGH IDEA ON WHEN WE CAN GO FOR PINT? YOU’LL SEE IT THE STRATEGY, BUT NOT DATES SORRY CHRIS #BABYSTEPS FAR TO EARLY TO SAY, THERE’S A LONG WAY TO GO 

  • ABBOTSWOOD INVESTIGATION – THERE ARE THINGS IN PLAY, THAT’S AS MUCH AS I CAN SAY 

  • BORDER CONTROL AND IMPACT ON TOURISM – GOT TO MAKE SURE THAT WHAT WE DO IS MEDICALLY SAFE. WE’RE NOT JUST GONNA COPY OTHERS FOR THE SAKE OF IT 

  • WE HAVEN’T GOT AN ESTIMATE ON THE TOTAL % OF POPULATION WHO HAVE BEEN INFECTED – IMPOSSIBLE TO SAY 

SHOUT OUTS 

  • CHRISTIAN VARLEY – 19 MARATHONS IN 19 DAYS (YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST)

  • WAYNE & THE TEAM IN HOSPITAL MAINTENANCE 

  • VOLUNTEERS OF ARBORY CONNECT – 110 VOLUNTEERS HELPING 200 WITH SHOPPING, DOG WALKING AND THE LIKE 

    • RACHAEL CRINGLE – ABOVE AND BEYOND – ABSOLUTE BABE AND LEGEND

    • ANDREW TILLY TOO 

DR AL TOMORROW

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