IOM GOV UPDATE – 4TH MAY

HOWARD, ASHY, DR KHAN (MICROBIOLOGY JEDI)

GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE

DELIGHTED TO HAVE DR KHAN JOIN THE LINE UP 

ASHY WITH THE NUMBERS

  • 42 TEST RESULTS OUTSTANDING 

  • 4 NEW CASES SINCE YESTERDAY 

  • SAD DUTY TO ANNOUNCE ANOTHER DEATH IN NOBLES HOSPITAL. HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES 

HOWARD – I’D LIKE TO PASS ON MY CONDOLENCES TOO

UPDATE 

  • HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE SUNSHINE THIS WEEKEND 

  • COMPLIANCE HAS BEEN BROADLY GOOD – JUST THE SMALL HANDFUL OF USUAL IDIOTS 

  • WE ARE NOT OUT THE WOODS – SO RESPECT THE RULES 

  • IF WE TIP IT NOW IT COULD RUIN ALL OF THE HARD WORK 

  • THERE ARE A HARDCORE FEW WHO ARE BREAKING THE RULES ON PURPOSE

  • RULE BREAKERS AND BENDERS – JUST PACK IT IN PLS

  • ‘EXIT STRATEGY’ DOCUMENT WAS PUBLISHED TODAY  – NOT THE SNAPPIEST TITLE – ROADMAP FOR THE COMING MONTHS 

  • SHOWS WE’VE DONE LOADS  – LEGISLATION, BUSINESS SCHEMES, HOSPITAL CAPACITY 

  • IT DESCRIBES THE JOURNEY AHEAD – NO FIRM DATES THO 

  • CANNOT BE DRIVEN BY DATES IN THE DIARY 

  • WE MAY NEED TO PAUSE, REVERSE ETC DEPENDING ON VIRAL LOAD 

  • ON ISLAND TESTING HAS BEEN A GREAT ACHIEVEMENT – WE DON’T NEED OUR FRIENDS IN MANCHESTER ANYMORE

  • NEW TESTING STRATEGY WAS APPROVED ON SAT 

    • DELIGHTED COMIN APPROVED THE STRATEGY 

  • TESTING NEEDS TO BE TARGETED – NOT JUST TESTING FOR TESTINGS SAKE 

  • WE WANT TO USE RESOURCES WISELY 

DR KHAN 

*QUICK HAND SANITIZER  TOP UP*

  • THANKS FOR HAVING ME 

  • IN THE BEGINNING ALL TESTS WENT TO MANCHESTER  – 48 / 72 HOUR TURN AOUND TEAMS

  • LUCKY TO HAVE A COMMITTED AND HARD WORKING LAB TEAM – WE’VE COME A LONG WAY 

  • OUR TESTING STRATEGY IS TWO FOLD 

    • HIGH THROUGHPUT USING THE SAME MACHINE AS MANCHESTER – DOING 200 PER DAY / COULD RAMP TO 400 

    • 60 MINUTE TURNAROUND MACHINE  WITH MAX OF 40 TEST PER DAY – JUST WAITING FOR THE TEST CARTRIDGE ARRIVE FROM UK 

  • WASH YOUR HANDS

THEN HOWARD DROPPED THE NEW DECKCHAIR RULE 

  • LACK OF FAMILY CONTACT IS TOUGH

  • HOWARD HAS BEEN STICKING TO THE RULES SO HASN’T HAD A DISTANCED CHAT WITH HIS OWN MUM AND DAD

  • WE KNOW IT’S TOUGH ON MENTAL HEALTH FOR MANY

  • MEASURES HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL, WE KNOW THE VIRUS IS STILL CIRCULATING IN OUR COMMUNITY. 70+ ARE STILL AT RISK.

  • BUT IT IS STILL POSSIBLE TO HAVE SOCIAL DISTANCED CHAT

  • MAKE SURE ANY VISITS ARE AT A PREARRANGED TIME AND TALK TO THEM AT A 2M DISTANCE FROM DOOR OR GARDEN. DON’T GO INTO THE HOUSE  

  • “I KNOW I WILL BE LOOKING FORWARD TO TAKING A DECK CHAIR TO ME MUM AND DAD’S DRIVE”

  • WHY DON’T YOU HAVE A DECK CHAIR MEETING WITH A FRIEND OR NEIGHBOURS?

QUESTIONS 

  • RECENT DEATH WASN’T ABBOTSWOOD RELATED 

  • EVIDENCE ON C-19 MUTATION – AT THIS POINT IN TIME WE CAN’T CATEGORICALLY SAY YES. CAN’T SAY HOW STRONG EVIDENCE IS 

  • BLESSED WITH A CLEVER AND HARDWORKING TESTING TEAM

  • 60 MIN TESTING – URGENT RESULT – SYSTEM MOST NHS LABS ARE USING – CARTRIDGES ARE ON ALLOCATION, WE’RE HOPING WE GET OURS MID MONTH. WE’LL SET UP A PROTOCOL TO DECIDE WHERE WE WILL USE THEM FOR MOST IMPACT

  • ON ANXIETY / LOCKDOWN – SAFETY AND HEALTH OF THE PEOPLE IS OUR NO.1 PRIORITY 

  • WE HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO KEEP THE ISLAND GOING THIS YEAR 

  • PAUL WANTS THE DETAIL – VENTILATORS, TEST ACCURACY – YOU KNOW THE DRILL (FEISTY ONE YOU ARE MR MOULTON)

ASHY

  • ACCURACY OF TESTING – I’LL PASS TO DR KHAN BUT THEY ARE INCREDIBLY ACCURATE UNLESS YOU ARE IN THE VERY EARLY STAGES

  • NEW CASES ARE NOT IN THE NURSING HOME BUT ONE MIGHT BE LINKED 

  • VENTILATORS – 0 PEOPLE ON THEM 

  • HOSPITAL  – 20 INCLUDING NEWLANDS 

DR KAHN ON SWABBING – “IT SHOULD BE AN EYE WATERING EXPERIENCE’

  • GUERNSEY BUBBLE – ARE YOU CONSIDERING IT? IT IS BEING LOOKED AT ALONG WITH A VARIETY OF MEASURES. PLEASE DON’T ABUSE THE DECKCHAIR RULE, IT DOESN’T MEAN HAVE A PARTY

AL BELL (BBC) AND HQ HAD A LOVELY SEGMENT:

HQ: “MR BELL IS LOOKING V PRESENTABLE, HE SHAVED HIS HEAD AND RAISED A GRAND FOR MSF. I DON’T THINK I’D GET MUCH FOR SHAVING MY HEAD”

AL BELL ” I TOOK INSPO FROM YOU CM” 

  • TOUGH DECISION TO CANCEL THE MGP AND CLASSIC – HOPEFULLY WE’LL BOUNCE BACK NEXT YEAR 

  • DO YOU THINK MGP THEY HAVE THE MILEAGE TO CONTINUE MGP NEXT YEAR? WE NEED IT AS A TRAINING GROUND FOR OUR RIDERS

  • ON THE ECONOMIC PRESSURES OUTLINED IN THE NEW DOCUMENT – HOW GREAT ARE THEY? WE DON’T HAVE THE DEBT OF OTHER NATIONS, WE HAVE OUR OWN RESERVES. WANTED TO SHOW EVERYONE ALL OF THE ISSUES COMIN LOOK IT. IT’S NOT EASY – WE DO OUR BEST FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE ISLE OF MAN

  • BORDER OPENING IS SOME TIME AWAY – MAY OPEN TO OTHER COUNTRIES RATHER THAN UK 

  • ON THE DECKCHAIR RULE – WE’LL PUBLISH GUIDELINES, YOU CAN’T GO INTO THE HOUSE, PLAN AHEAD, SPEAK FROM OUTSIDE THE WINDOW OR DOOR STEP, 2 MTR DISTANCE. IT’S TRYING TO HELP EASE THE PAIN AND PROBLEMS, BUT DON’T ABUSE IT PLEASE. YOU MUST MAINTAIN 2M DISTANCE. INUNDATED WITH EMAILS FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE STRUGGLING, WE THINK THIS IS A SENSIBLE COMPROMISE TO A BUBBLE AS WE’RE NOT READY FOR THAT YET 

  • ON RESTO’S SOCIAL DISTANCING – MANY CAN DO IT SENSIBLY, TRADE NEED TO WORK WITH GOV ON IDEAS. SOME OF THE SMALLER GUYS WILL STRUGGLE, BUT IT’S A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. IF THEY CAN’T OPEN, THEY CAN CLAIM. NEVER GONNA GET TO UTOPIA 

SHOUTOUTS

  • ROCK PROJECT 

  • QUINE AND CUBBON PRINTERS – FREE DRAWING BOOKS FOR KIDS

  • HOUSING MATTERS AND GRAIGH 

THANKS FOR TUNING IN 

LOZ SKELLY WILL JOIN US TOMORROW 

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