GOV UPDATE – 4th FEB 2021

DAVID AND HENNY

NUMBERS

TOTAL TESTS: 28585

AWAITING RESULTS: 53

AWAITING TESTS: 126

NO NEW CASES

8 ACTIVE CASES

TODAY MARKS 23 DAYS SINCE LAST COMMUNITY CASE

4 DAYS SINCE ENDING CIRCUIT BREAK

THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR STICKING TO THE RULES YOU MADE WHAT WE’VE ACHIEVED TWICE IN 12 MONTHS POSSIBLE

HENNY

NOT MUCH MORE TO ADD

EVERYTHING LOOKING GOOD, SO LONG AS BORDERS ARE SECURE

GENOMIC SEQUENCING

5 CASES OF THE UK (KENT VARIANT)

1 CASE OF SOUTH AFRICA VARIANT

ALL FROM RETURNING TRAVELERS WHO WERE IN ISOLATION

REMEMBER: IF YOU ARE COMING BACK YOU MUST STICK TO THE RULES

WERE ON THE HOMEWARD STRAIGHT NOW – GOT THE VACCINES COMING OUT WE DO NOT WANT TO RESEED COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION

TRAVEL

WE STILL HAVE BORDER RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE

AND ISO IN PLACE

PEOPLE MUST FOLLOW THE RULES WHEN RETURNING TO THE ISLAND

IF YOU DON’T FOLLOW THEM ITS A CRIMINAL OFFENCE

UNLESS YOU HAVE AN EXEMPTION YOU MUST ISOLATE ON YOUR OWN

ANY BREACHES WILL LEAD TO ARREST

OUR BORDERS ARE OUR GREATEST WEAPON

WE ARE ONLY AS SAFE AS THE LAST PERSON WHO CROSSES THE BORDER

IT ONLY TAKES ONE PERSON TO DEVIATE FROM RULES TO CREATE AN OUTBREAK

WE HAVE FREEDOMS THAT OTHER NATIONS CAN’T ENJOY

NONE OF US KNOW HOW THE VIRUS WILL AFFECT US UNTIL WE GET IT AND THEN IT’S TOO LATE

VACCINES

1ST DOSE: 7920

2ND DOSE: 2183

TOTAL: 10103

79% CARE HOME RESIDENTS AND CARERS

67% OVER 80s + HEALTH AND CARE WORKERS

LETTERS WILL BE GOING OUT FOR THE OVER 75S

THIS IS THE BIGGEST VACCINE ROLLOUT IN HUMAN HISTORY

WE WILL CONTINUE TO VACCINATE

SUPPLY OF VACCINES WILL DIFFER WEEK BY WEEK

PFIZER MIGHT HAVE A DELAY IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS

BUT WE HAVE 2ND DOSE OF PFIZER IN STOCK FOR THOSE WAITING FOR IT

THANKS TO OUR FRONT LINE WORKERS

WE’RE IN TOP 10% OF NATIONS AROUND THE WORLD IN VACCINE ROLLOUT

ALSO HUGE THANK YOU TO MANX BREAST CANCER SUPPORT FOR CREATING A LEAFLET FOR PATIENT TRANSFERS – THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT

QUESTIONS

DAVID: HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAUL

PAUL: I DID INVITE YOU TO MY BDAY DRINKS, BUT YOU DIDN’T REPLY

DAVID: DON’T THINK I GOT THE EMAIL…

PAUL: THE NATIONAL COVERAGE HAS BEEN GOOD HASN’T IT

DAVID: YEAH HQ HAS HAD INTERVIEWS FROM EVERYWHERE

PAUL: ANY SORT OF CHANGES THAT NEED TO BE MADE FOR ROLLOUT? REPORTS IN LANCET OXFORD VAX CAN BE DELAYED FOR THE SECOND DOSAGE

DAVID: WE ACCESS ALL THE EVIDENCE OUT IN FRONT OF US – 12 WEEKS CERTAIN SCIENTISTS AGREE WITH THIS, BUT AGE, SEX, ETHNICITY, ETC CAN VARY RESULTS, IT WASN’T A FULL SAMPLE

WE ARE STILL STICKING TO 21 DAYS FOR NOW

HENNY: THE LANCET PAPER, IT’S NOT BEEN PEER-REVIEWED YET, BUT THE STATS FROM STUDY LOOK ENCOURAGING 12 WEEKS MAY AS GOOD, MAYBE EVEN BETTER. JCVI KNOW THAT FROM OTHER [NON-COVID] VACCINES THAT LONGER INTERVALS LOOK GOOD

MENINGITIS JAB WAS USED AS THE DUMMY VACCINE

PEOPLE WHO HAVE VACCINE ARE PROTECTED FROM SERIOUS ILLNESS

UK DID WEEKLY TESTS ON EVERYBODY IN TRIAL EVEN IF THEY DON’T SHOW SYMPTOMS

IT SHOWED THAT OXFORD VACCINE REDUCES INFECTION TOO, SO REDUCES TRANSMISSION, EXTREMELY POSITIVE

PAUL: IS 17,000 PEOPLE GOOD FOR THIS DATA?

HENNY: YEAH SAMPLE SIZE IS GOOD, PHASE 3 TRIAL, DATA-DRIVEN SAMPLE SIZE

PAUL: MIXING AND MATCHING VACCINES WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS

DAVID: WE ARE STICKING WITH THE SAME DOSE ATM AS TRIALS ARE STILL EARLY DAYS. SAFEST ROUTE FOR US IS TO STICK TO CLINICAL DATA WE HAVE

HENNY: DAVID’S RIGHT WE’RE NOT AT ANY POINT TO MIX AND MATCH AS EVIDENCE IS NOT THERE YET

HELEN: HOW ARE GOV KEEPING TRACK ON SIDE EFFECTS

DAVID: YELLOW CARD SYSTEM

NORMAL SIDE EFFECTS – SORE ARM, FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS OVER 24 HOURS

WE’VE NOT HAD ANYONE ON THE ISLAND WHOS HAD SERIOUS SYMPTOMS

HENNY: WE FEED INTO UK WIDE YELLOW SYSTEM

YOU NEED A BIG POPULATION TO MAKE IT MEANINGFUL SO SMALL POPULATION BASE IS NOT USEFUL AS CAN MISINTERPRET THINGS

HELEN: WHEN WILL GOV RELEASE NEXT PHASE

DAVID: OVER 50 CATEGORY END OF MAY

PHASE TWO NOT BEEN SET YET BUT SHOULD HAVE RECOMMENDATIONS FROM JCVI IN NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS

ALEX: GOOD AFTERNOON, THERE’S BEEN LOTS OF POSITIVE PRESS. WHAT IS THE POLICY FOR PEOPLE WANTING TO MOVE HERE?

DAVID: THEY STILL HAVE TO FOLLOW THE ISOLATION RULES IF THEY MOVE

CHANCES OF PEOPLE WANTING TO MOVE IN A GLOBAL PANDEMIC IS PRETTY LOW

BUT ANYONE WHO WANTS TO MOVE HERE AFTER THE PANDEMIC THEY WILL GET A WARM WELCOME AND I’D BE DELIGHTED IF PEOPLE WANT TO MAKE THE IOM THEIR HOME

ALEX: ANY UPDATES ON THE VACCINE HUBS?

DAVID: CHESTER STREET 3RD WEEK IN FEB WILL, REPLACE NEWLANDS (HOSPITAL)

NORTHERN HUB – WILL BE POP UP CLINICS AND DEPENDENT ON GPS (VERY END OF FEB)

SAM: FASTYR MIE, UNIVERSITY STUDENTS – WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO UNI STUDENTS WILL THEY GET VACCINATED HERE OR OFF ISLAND?

DAVID: I HAVE ENQUIRED ABOUT THIS. POTENTIALLY IT WILL BE EITHER SO

MANX STUDENTS IN UK CAN GET VACCINATED IN UK IF HERE, CAN GET IT HERE

BUT STUDENTS WON’T BE UNTIL PHASE 2

SAM: OTHER VACCINES BEING ROLLED OUT?

DAVID: MODERNA AUTHORISED SUPPLIES BY SPRING

NOVAVAX THAT IS STILL UP IN THE AIR FOR UK

HENNY: YEAH WE DON’T KNOW WE ONLY HAVE THEIR TRIALS THEY HAVEN’T HAD AUTHORISATION YET, SUPPLY CHAINS, PAPERWORK ETC. LOOKING LIKE SUMMER AT THE EARLIEST

ROB: ONCE CHESTER STREET COMES ONLINE AND NORTHERN POP-UP HUBS HOW WILL YOU DECIDE WHO GOES WHERE?

DAVID: BOOKING BASED ON SLOTS AVAILABLE

CHESTER ST AND AIRPORT MAIN VAX HUBS

NORTH HUBS FOR PEOPLE WHO CAN’T GET TO THEM

ROB: FOR THOSE TRAVELLING BACK AND ISOLATING – ANY GUIDANCE ON ACCOMMODATION?

DAVID: DEPT WILL ASSIST PATIENT

PEOPLE WHO AREN’T TRAVELLING FOR PATIENT TRANSFER- IT’S DOWN TO THEM

SIMON: SAGE SCIENTISTS HAVE SAID SIGNIFICANT RELAXATION ONCE OVER 50S HAVE HAD THEIR JABS, COULD TRIGGER BORDER CHANGES?

DAVID: WE FACTOR IN MANY REASONS TO OPEN UP BORDERS NEED TO SEE IMPROVEMENT OF INFECTION RATE IN UK

UK BEEN OPTIMISTIC BEFORE, OPENED UP, WENT BACK TO LOCKDOWN

PAST PEAK BUT STILL UP THE MOUNTAINSIDE

WE HAVE TO BE VERY CAUTIOUS AROUND UK NORMALITY

REVIEW POINT ONCE OVER 50s GET VAXXED, WILL BE CAUTIOUS

HENNY: THE LEVELS IN UK ARE EYE WATERING AND HOSPITAL NUMBERS ARE HIGH SO WE NEED TO BE MINDFUL OF THAT AND NEW VARIANTS AND THE IMPACTS OF THOSE

HAVE TO THINK WHERE NORMALITY SITS, WHILE WE’RE COVID FREE, LIFE IS PRETTY NORM, BORDERS IS KEY ISSUE AND WHEN WE CAN FLEX

DRIVEN BY RATES ACROSS, HOW MANY TRAVELLERS WE LET IN BUT WE NEED TO STAY COVID FREE

MANY OPTIONS TO CONSIDER BY GOV FOR RISK MITIGATION

SIMON: HOW QUICKLY CAN NOBLES RETURN TO WAITING LISTS TO PRECOVID LEVELS?

DAVID: WAITING LISTS HAVE INCREASED SINCE THE PANDEMIC WILL TAKE A LONG TIME TO BRING DOWN

WE’RE LOOKING AT RESOURCES BUT IT’S FROM UK AND THEY HAVE OWN PROBLEMS

IT’S GOING TO TAKE TIME

TIM: LOTS BEEN COVERED, OUR SON + DAUGHTER IN LAW HAS HAD A BABY IN LOCKDOWN AND BEEN TOLD THERE’S NO NURSE VISITING?

DAVID: WE HAD TO RESTRICT HOUSE CALLS AND PEOPLE ONWARDS DURING THE LOCKDOWN. NOW WE ARE BACK WE CAN THANKFULLY REINSTATE THOSE THINGS.

TIM: GUERNSEY – WE’VE HAD OUTBREAKS AT SIMILAR TIMES

HOW DID WE GET ON TOP OF IT? WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE? WERE WE LUCKY? OR UNFORTUNATE CIRCUMSTANCES IN GUERNSEY?

DAVID: WE WERE FORTUNATE, OUR CASES WERE SYMPTOMATIC SO WE COULD TRACE BUT IF THEY WERE ASYMPTOMATIC COULD HAVE BEEN A DIFFERENT STORY

IT’S VERY UNFORTUNATE FOR GUERNSEY

INVISIBLE ENEMY SLIPPED THROUGH THE NET

HENNY: WE WORK VERY CLOSELY WITH GUERNSEY- IF IT HAPPENED THERE IT COULD HAVE HAPPENED HERE

BEHAVIOURS DRIVE THE SITUATIONS

PLEASE TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY

IT ONLY TAKES ONE

WE GOT IT IN TIME BUT THEY WERE SYMPTOMATIC WE COULD TRACK IT

BUT IN GUERNSEY THEY HAD A NUMBER OF COMMUNITY CASES AND COULDN’T FIND THE FIRST

IT OBVIOUSLY CAME OVER FROM TRAVEL

BY THE TIME THEY IDENTIFIED IT, IT WAS EVERYWHERE

THAT SAID THEY ARE GETTING IT UNDER CONTROL

THEIR TESTING AND ISOLATION ARE ON IT

CLOSING

WE HAVE GOT THROUGH THIS AS A COMMUNITY

OUR WORLD COMMUNITY LAST A COMMUNITY HERO THIS WEEK IN CAPTAIN TOM

HE STOOD AS AN EXAMPLE TO US ALL, HIS MEMORY AND LEGACY WILL LIVE ON

WITH THINGS RETURNING TO NORMALITY – IT’S EASY FOR US TO THINK COVID19 IS A THING OF THE PAST BUT IT ISN’T, THE RISK HAS NOT GONE AWAY

THANKS TO THE GREAT MANX PUBLIC YOU ARE KEEPING OUR ISLAND SAFE

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