HOWARD, DAVID, DR HENNY

WELL GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE 

DAY 9 OF LOCKDOWN 2.0

NUMBERS

12 PEOPLE AWAITING RESULTS 

1 NEW CASE FROM A TRAVELLER

39 ACTIVE CASES

1 IN HOSPITAL 

MASKS

SOME PEOPLE CAN’T WEAR THEM FOR VALID MEDICAL REASONS 

PLEASE CONSIDER THAT PEOPLE MAY HAVE A LEGIT REASON, JUST BE NICE

LOOK OUT FOR SUNFLOWER LANYARDS – WORN BY THOSE WHO MAY HAVE HIDDEN ILLNESSES

VACCINATIONS 

AIRPORT HUB COMING ONLINE AT THE END OF THE MONTH

LOOKING AT OTHER HUBS TOO 

CHESTER STREET CARPARK IS BEING FITTED OUT TO REPLACE THE NEWLANDS HUB

AMPLE SPACE FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING 

LOTS AND PARKING AND NEAR THE BUS ROUTES 

WILL BE UP AND RUNNING IN FEB 

DR HENNY 

NEW CASE: RETURN TRAVELLER – TO BE EXPECTED, ROBUST TESTING AND ISOLATION SO IT’S NOT A CONCERN 

NO NEW COMMUNITY CASES FOR THE LAST THREE DAYS, GREEN SHOOTS OF RECOVERY, GOING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION AT THE MO

NEW SYMPTOM: SHORTNESS OF BREATH 

HOWARD 

MEASURES IN PLACE ARE DOING WHAT THEY WERE DESIGNED TO DO 

ENCOURAGING THAT THERE ARE NO MORE COMMUNITY CASES

I KNOW WEEKENDS ARE TOUGH WITH NO SCHOOL OR WORK TO KEEP US BUSY 

NO PINTS, FOOTY, OR CATCHING UP WITH MATES. AND I CAN’T HAVE A BREW WITH MY MUM. I KNOW IT’S TOUGH BUT WE NEED TO STAY AT HOME AND STOP THE SPREAD

COMING BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES IS NOT THE MANX WAY 

LOCKDOWN EXTENSION – I HONESTLY DON’T KNOW YET 

IT’LL BE SOME TIME BEFORE WE KNOW IF WE HAVE TURNED A CORNER AND RID OURSELVES OF THE VIRUS 

WE MUST GET IT RIGHT, NOT RUSHED

WE WANT TO GET BACK TO THE PRE LOCKDOWN FREEDOM AND FEELS ASAP 

BUT WE DON’T WANT TO RUSH TO OPEN AND THEN LOCKDOWN AGAIN 

MONDAY WILL BE DECISION DAY FOR NEXT STEPS 

WE’LL CONSIDER THE EXPERT ADVICE THEN I’LL TELL YOU WHAT WE DECIDE ON MONDAY 

WE HAVE TO BE FLEXIBLE AND ADAPT TO THE SITUATION 

IF IT’S A POSITIVE OUTLOOK WE MIGHT TAKE BABY STEPS TO OPENING UP 

BUT IF IT’S NOT SO ROSY WE MIGHT NEED TO TIGHTEN THE SCREWS AGAIN

BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUPPORT

ALF WILL CONTINUE TO REVIEW THE SCHEMES AND ELIGIBILITY 

LOTS OF SECTORS CAN WFH, WE NEED TO HELP THE ONES THAT CAN’T

SHOP WORKERS, PHARMACISTS DESERVE OUR THANKS AND RESPECT

DON’T LEAVE YOUR MANKY USED FACE MASK IN A TROLLEY 

BRAVO TO MANUFACTURING WHO ARE DESIGNING AND PRODUCING MEDICAL EQUIPMENT ON ISLAND AND BEYOND 

MANY OF OUR COMPANIES ARE HELPING WITH THE GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19

AND HATS OFF TO 12-YEAR-OLD JACK FROM DOUGLAS WHO IS MAKING FACE MASK CLIPS FOR GLASS WEARERS. HE’S GIVEN LOADS TO THE POLICE SO THEY CAN REMAIN FOG FREE

QUESTIONS 

JOSH: 2206 HAVE BEEN VACCINATED YOU SAID THERE WOULD BE 2,700, ARE WE BEHIND SCHEDULE?

DA: I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS. THE 2,700 WAS LINKED TO BRINGING THE OXFORD VACCINE ONLY 

1300 – 1400 PER WEEK IF OXFORD VACCINE WILL COME ONLINE. OXFORD STILL AWAITING CLINICAL SIGN OFF

JOSH: WHY ARE THE GOV ONLY ADVISING MASKS RATHER THAN MAKING THEM MANDATORY?

DA: ONLY RECOMMENDED AS IT’S TOUGH TO LEGALLY ENFORCE. SOME PEOPLE CAN’T WEAR THEM SO NOT PRACTICAL 

DR HENNY: WE WANT PEOPLE TO WEAR MASKS. NEED TO AVOID STIGMATISING THOSE WHO CAN’T WEAR ONE FOR LEGIT REASONS 

SIMON: CONTACT TRACING STILL CRITICAL, HOW MANY ARE INVOLVED AND CAN MORE PEOPLE GET INVOLVED IS REQUIRED?

DR HENNY: HAVEN’T GOT ACTUAL NUMBERS BUT WE HAVE BROUGHT IN SURGE CAPACITY. NUMBERS BEGINNING TO TAIL AS WE’VE WORKED THROUGH THE NYE AND CHRISTMAS. WE CAN CALL ON MORE CAPACITY IF THEY NEED IT 

SIMON: WALES ARE CONSIDERING A VACCINATION MINISTER, ARE WE GETTING ONE?

DA: IT ME

LOGISTICS ARE MORE OF A CHALLENGE IN WALES, WE ARE NIMBLE AND NINJA LIKE 

TIM: EMERGENCY LOAN – WHY IS SOMEONE WHO HAS PAID NI AND TAX BEING LEFT IN A TIN BATH RATHER THAN A LUXURY YACHT?

HQ: IF ANYONE IS STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE, COME BACK TO TREASURY FOR OTHER SCHEMES, THEY MAY QUALITY FOR JSA. WE ARE LISTENING AND COMING UP WITH SOLUTIONS WHERE POSSIBLE

TIM: WHAT ABOUT SOMEONE WHO CAN’T WORK BUT DOESN’T HAVE ANY OVERHEADS?

HQ: CONTACT DFE, TREASURY, OR SOCIAL SECURITY 

DA: OTHER PACKAGES AVAILABLE TO THE SELF EMPLOYED 

TIM: PAUL’S INTERVIEW – PEOPLE ARE DISGUSTED THAT A DEPARTMENT WHICH CONTAINS THE WORD ‘CARE’ IN IT’S NAME WOULD TREAT SOMEONE LIKE THIS?

DA: TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY. CLINICAL ASSESSMENTS BASED ON WHETHER PATIENT CAN CARE FOR THEMSELVES. IN THIS CASE, BOTH MEDICAL TEAMS WERE OF A UNANIMOUS VIEW THAT AN EXEMPTION WAS NOT REQUIRED. MEDICAL VIEW FROM THE MEDICAL EXPERTS.

TIM: WHAT ABOUT THE MENTAL HEALTH IMPACT?

DA: THE MEDICS TAKE THAT INTO ACCOUNT TOO. 

DR H: PRINCIPLE IS TO STOP THE SPREAD, ANYONE WHO RECEIVED CARE IN UK HOSPITAL IS AT HIGH RISK OF INFECTION. 

PAUL: THANKS FOR GETTING THE BALL ROLLING TIMBO. ME VIDEO HAD 5,000 VIEWS. THE COUPLE ARE WILLING TO HAVE TESTS AND ISOLATE, THEY ARE WILLING TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY. AS A LEADER, WHY WON’T YOU JUST LET THEM BE A GROWN UPS?

HQ: I DON’T THINK YOU’VE GOT THE FULL STORY HERE. 

SOME PATIENTS HAVE COME BACK FROM HOSPITAL AND INFECTED THE WHOLE FAMILY. NOT UP TO THE POLITICIANS OR THE MEDIA, IT’S UP TO THE MEDICALLY TRAINED STAFF 

DA: INITIAL RETURN TEST HAS COME BACK NEGATIVE BUT WE DON’T KNOW FOR CERTAIN THAT THEY ARE NOT INFECTED UNTIL 7 DAY TEST. IF THEY INFECT THEIR HOUSEHOLD WE DON’T KNOW THE IMPACT ON THE HOUSEHOLD. SOME PEOPLE GET SERIOUSLY ILL WITH COVID 19. THIS IS THE FIRST PERSON WHO HAS HAD AN ISSUE.

PAUL: I THINK YOU’VE LOST THE ROOM, JUST BE THE BIGGER PEOPLE. IT STINKS THAT THEY CAN’T DO WHAT THEY WANT TO DO. SHE WANTS SOMEONE IN THE HOUSE, JUST LET THEM CRACK ON…

DA: IF WE LET EVERYONE PICK AND CHOOSE WHAT THEY WANT TO DO WE WOULD HAVE SERIOUS ISSUES. IN THIS CASE BOTH THE UK AND IOM TEAMS WERE *ABSOLUTELY* UNANIMOUS THAT THERE PERSON DID NOT NEED EXEMPTION 

I KNOW THE COUPLE AREN’T HAPPY WHICH IS WHY THEY CAME TO YOU. BUT WE NEED TO FOLLOW THE RULES.

PAUL: FIRST I’VE HEARD ABOUT THE DOUGLAS HUB, CAN PEOPLE PICK WHERE THEY GET THE JAB?

IT WILL BE GEOGRAPHIC, NEWLANDS ISN’T THE BEST ANYMORE BECAUSE OF SOCIAL DISTANCING.

WE NEED A SOCIAL DISTANCED WAITING SPACE AND BOOTH SPACE. 

THANKS TO DOI.

AIRPORT WILL BE ONLINE BY THE END OF THE MONTH. SHOPRITE END OF FEB 

PAUL H: WHEN WE CAN EXIT, HOW GRADUAL WITH THE EASING OF RESTRICTIONS BE?

HQ: HOPE IT WON’T TAKE MONTHS, CAN’T SAY TOO MUCH, LET’S SEE HOW THE WEEKEND PLAYS OUT. DON’T WANT TO RUSH IN AND THEN HAVE TO SHUT DOWN AGAIN. MORE ON MONDAY 

PAUL H: WHAT IS THE GUIDANCE FOR TRAVELLING ON THE ROADS? DRIVING TO THE BEACH TO EXERCISE?
HQ: USE YOUR COMMON SENSE 

DA: STAY AS CLOSE TO HOME AS PRACTICALLY POSSIBLE. 

AL BELL: STILL AWAITING SEQUENCING RESULTS, WHERE ARE THEY?

DR H: WE HAVEN’T RECEIVED THEM YET, I’LL CHASE IT 

AL BELL: HOW MANY SAMPLES WERE SENT?

DR H: ALL POSITIVE SAMPLES

AL BELL: ARE WE TO EXPECT 1100 JABS PER WEEK?

DA: WITH OXFORD COMING ONLINE IT WILL INCREASE. WORKING ON A DOCUMENT TO SHOW THE DELIVERY SCHEDULE. BUT DELIVERY SCHEDULES AREN’T EVEN. AS DELIVERY 

WEEKLY TARGET IS A MOVING TARGET. STEADY NOW BUT WILL RAMP UP WHEN OXFORD FEEDS INTO THE SYSTEM.

WE’LL GET LESS PHIZER AS THEY ARE WORKING ON OTHER STUFF. BUT THEY WILL RAMP PRODUCTION ONCE WORK ON THE PLANT IS FINISHED.

SAM: DEMAND ON FOODBANK IS HIGH, PEOPLE ARE STRUGGLING FINANCIALLY. DOES THIS NOT SHOW WE BIGGER PROBLEM WITH REGARDS TO THE COST OF LIVING ON THE ISLAND?
HQ: I GET IT, I KNOW, TREASURY AND SOCIAL SECURITY ARE WORKING ON IT

SAM: IS IT NOT A LONGER TERM ISSUE, IF PEOPLE ARE TWO WEEKS INTO A LOCKDOWN AND STRUGGLING SO MUCH, DOES IT NOT SHOW THAT WE HAVE A COST OF LIVING CRISIS THAT NEEDS ADDRESSING?
HQ: WE INTRODUCED LIVING WAGE, WE HAVE REPORTS COMING ON HOUSING, POVERTY AND COST OF LIVING, IT’S AN IMPORTANT SITUATION. WE NEED TO DO MORE AND WE WILL DO MORE 

SAM: IS OXFORD GOING INTO CARE HOMES ON MONDAY?

DA: STILL SORTING PAPERWORK BUT HOPING FOR IT TO BE MONDAY 

ROB: WHAT LESSONS HAVE BEEN LEARNED. WHAT IS IN PLACE TO SUPPORT VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE AND VULNERABLE?
DA: WORKING WITH CHARITIES, IT IS A SERIOUS CONCERN, WANT TO SUPPORT ALL THOSE WHO FIND THEMSELVES IN THAT AWKWARD SITUATION. 

HQ: WE ARE LOOKING TO OFFER A SERVICE FOR THE HOMELESS, WE ARE UPPING OUR GAME TO SUPPORT THE VULNERABLE 

CLOSING 

I’LL BE BACK ON MONDAY 

CARRY ON DOING WHAT YOU ARE DOING 

HAVE A PLEASANT WEEKEND 

STAY SAFE, CLEAN, AND AWAY FROM EACH OTHER

THANKS

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