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Jersey's on 536 cases as of yesterday (roughly 511 per 100,000), waiting on today's update which, based on current trends, should push it up beyond 600. That's assuming an R rate close to 1 - if it's closer to 2, we could be seeing it get up to 700 by today or tomorrow, if recent restrictions haven't started to take effect.

There was a hastily arranged press conference last night that was more damage control than anything I've seen from then in a long time - no attempt at new restrictions or even new guidance, even though we were due guidance on "festive bubbles" on Friday that still hasn't come out. They've pivoted away from "the number of cases is unmanageable" and towards "well, actually, 98% of tests have been negative so it's not as bad as it looks". They made it clear that they had no intention of closing the schools or going back into any type of lockdown, so it's basically "ride it out and hope for the best".

That said, the good news is that the first dose of the vaccine is due to be given out in nursing homes on Monday, so there's something like light at the end of the tunnel.

 

EDIT: hilariously, after weeks of people asking for a demographic breakdown - because a while back the government were openly blaming teenagers, and have issued no apology when having to now say that there's been no spread among school groups, and after a private event a hotel said, "we shouldn't play the blame game" in spite of having done exactly that when they could shake their fists at kids - they gave the demographic of most cases as "working age, between 20 and 65". Well, that narrows it down.

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Can someone tell me what I'm missing here. The primary school in the village I live in is tiny, less than 100 pupils. My neighbours boy has been sent home because there has been a positive Covid test in his class. His sister who is in the class above him but 2 years older still has to go to school along with the rest of her class.

That is madness isn't it.

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Just now, Lion_of_the_Midlands said:

Can someone tell me what I'm missing here. The primary school in the village I live in is tiny, less than 100 pupils. My neighbours boy has been sent home because there has been a positive Covid test in his class. His sister who is in the class above him but 2 years older still has to go to school along with the rest of her class.

That is madness isn't it.

You're missing nothing. It is madness.

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29 minutes ago, neil said:

Saw on the news that the first granny to get the vaccine happened in the UK today. When's she going to start to transmit 5G waves?

It was just her booster. She’s from Coventry so obviously Gates already controls her and makes her put cats in bins. 

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Question because I'm unsure. When the initial those who have underlying health conditions are at higher risk information came out in March, Autisic Spectrum was included in that list. Does this mean with my Aspergers I'm more likely to be vaccinated in the 6th wave wit other 16-64 or will I still be classified in the age bracket I'm in? 

 

I've got another job interview tomorrow at a school, so it's mass preparation for travel and making sure I don't come into contact with too many people, which itself may be difficult as if I remember correctly Cheltenhams train station is narrow and tiny. But a little stability work wise for January onwards would do wonders for my anxiety levels for sure. 

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11 minutes ago, deathrey said:

@Ralphyyour kindred spirit lives in Italy. Poor bloke has just been fined for breaking Covid restrictions

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-55224031

Once when my step brother was over from Naples, he had a row with his missus and didn't come back for a good 30 odd hours, so this doesn't surprise me.

When they row, they do it properly.

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3 hours ago, SuperBacon said:

You're missing nothing. It is madness.

The primary school kids are kept apart in "bubbles" who don't mix. Staggered lunch times and play times etc.

The reasoning for that is exactly what has happened there, closing down one classroom instead of an entire school.

If the neighbour's kid had any symptoms then his sister's class would be brought in to the conversation. 

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9 minutes ago, dopper said:

The primary school kids are kept apart in "bubbles" who don't mix. Staggered lunch times and play times etc.

The reasoning for that is exactly what has happened there, closing down one classroom instead of an entire school.

If the neighbour's kid had any symptoms then his sister's class would be brought in to the conversation. 

Yeah I have two primary school age children so know how it works.

Still think its fucking stupid.

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I'm an NHS employee so I am to able access the vaccine now. I say that but the line for booking has been down since Friday morning and we've been told not to phone again until this Friday.

I'm not massively concerned about a slight delay but it did make me chuckle when they communicated that they had been caught out by the number of staff phoning up. I mean did they think people would wait a couple months to book. 

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46 minutes ago, dopper said:

The primary school kids are kept apart in "bubbles" who don't mix. Staggered lunch times and play times etc.

That isn't true though is it. The bubbles are mixing right now in my neighbours house. Lots of people have more than one kid at the same school in different classes. They are not going to remain in their bubbles at home, it is not possible. 

 

50 minutes ago, dopper said:

The reasoning for that is exactly what has happened there, closing down one classroom instead of an entire school.

The reasoning you and the government seem to be suggesting is that kids can only catch it at school, which again is madness.  

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