11 CONFIRMED CASES OF CORONAVIRUS ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT

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The total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus on the Isle of Wight has risen to 11 today (Monday), according to official statistics.

The Isle of Wight has one of the lowest confirmed cases rates in the country, second only to Rutland which has just 2 confirmed cases. Despite there being just 11 cases locally, 2 people have sadly died at St Mary’s Hospital.

Although the number of confirmed cases is low, it doesn’t mean that there are not other cases within the community with individuals self-isolating and recovery at home without being tested.

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Patients admitted to hospital are currently being treated in an isolation ward with the NHS using the as-was stroke unit for such purposes. Island Echo understands that the Laidlaw building is also being cleared to be used as an additional area.

As of 09:00 on 30th March 2020, 22,141 people have been confirmed as having coronavirus. 1,408 patients have died nationally to date, including 2 men on the Isle of Wight.

For the latest information on coronavirus here on the Isle of Wight visit https://www.islandecho.co.uk/category/coronavirus/.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature
  • a cough
  • shortness of breath

The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu. Research shows it takes, on average, around 5 days for symptoms to start showing.

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If you are worried that you might have coronavirus

  • Stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people, especially older or vulnerable people
  • Call NHS 111 or use the online service https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 – you will be asked questions and given advice
  • You should not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or St Mary’s Hospital without checking with NHS 111

How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus

 Do
  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards
  • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
 Don’t
  • do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

 

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Old bean
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Sad news are the mps/ boat people going to stop the mainlanders coming over this weekend coming or is it all about money for them

Francis
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Just let supplies over and nobody else

Nige
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Why is the government not shutting down things like building sites and non essential shops…we’ve only had 11 cases this mth but will next mth bring and the mth after that….i still c small groups of kids hanging around and people not standing 2 myr apart you people are the 1s that will kill us

Michael cormason
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Mind you rutland is the smallest area and we are pretty small really but with our population 11 confirmed cases and sadly two deaths is quite high…we certainly cannot let up in social distancing and you selfish morons who believe they are immune or know better well it does not work that way…if you want to be infected yourself so be it but sadly you will be putting others lives at risk…please stay indoors

Knighton
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Just a waiting game, will it infect at the shops, by a family member, when we eventually return to work? The nations hands have never been so clean. God alone knows what our water bills will be. No aid from HMG for that.

Fiona P
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Yes some people may be following the rules but many are not. Standing to close to people in a queue for the shop etc.
Another thing which I really cannot understand is that people are still coming here for ‘holidays or a break away’.
The boats should be asking for proof of address to get on and off. And proof of work and why you need to even get on the boat. Says on their website about not being about to ask due to confidentiality but I think the safety of everyone should come first.

Dawn
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Just asking are you saying that no one from the island are going to the mainland for work etc as where I live in East Sussex there seems to be just as many IOW cars around.

Smithy
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Doesn’t mean they live on island to be registered hw plates. My sister drives one and lives in Somerset. They can be bought here and sold to anyone in the country

Jo jo
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I drive a car from Northampton yet live on the island The place a car is first brought has nothing to do with where the driver lives!

San
San
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Going to work is not the same as a holiday or short break. People have no choice especially if they are key/ health workers etc use your brain. Isn’t there enough tragedy without adding to it.

Mrs Montgomery
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Tourism at this moment should be the last thing on people’s minds. Government telling you to stay home does not mean travel to your second homes on the coast. It’s not a holiday period and we here do not have the facilities to deal with mainlanders going down with this as well. Stay home. 2 from 11 dead is a fairly high ratio. God bless them.

Richard Valvona
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That’s because HW plates are not used exclusively on the island, which may surprise you all. They are also used in Portsmouth and anywhere HK – HY plates are issued.

Rob
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FAKE NEWS! HW plates are used exclusively for cars registered on the IOW, we kicked up a fuss when they brought them in to replace our exclusive DL plates, so we got our own! But people do move off the island with their cars!

Squirrel
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HW Plates are issued to vehicles in Hampshire and Dorset so Rob i think you’ll find yours is the FAKE NEWS

Rob
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if car is registered to an IOW address it gets a HW plate, if its registered in other parts of Hampshire/Dorest it gets a H and any letter other than W as its used exclusively for IOW residents. And that my friends is a FACT.

Squirrel
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I stand corrected Rob,checking the DVLA website it does actually state in smallprint that HW plates will be used exclusively on the Isle of Wight so that clears that matter up lol. Stay safe.

Joe Charlie
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HW plates stand for Hampshire waterside meaning anyone close to Hampshire expessially close to water can infact habe HW plates

Rob
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its Hampshire Wight – HW exclusive to Isle of Wight 🙂 check out Squirrel he has checked with DVLA, we have solved this issue! coming from someone whos job for the last 20 years has involved getting new vehicles on the road I know the process! but its been fun and taken some minds off what else is going on albeit for short amount of time.

Squirrel
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Try looking at the DVLA website and you will find they are exclusive to the Isle of Wight and NOT anywhere else, i thought i made it clear obviously not in your case.

Martin
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Fake news. Read DVLA on this subject. That’s not to say that an HW car cannot be sold on and be ‘resident’ on the mainland.

Squirrel
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For goodness sake, that could apply to any vehicle, what Rob is stating is correct, you can buy a car on the island where it will be registered as an Island plate you can then sell it on, i had a vehicle over here that had a Chelmsford Essex plate its not rocket science.

Smithy
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And cars don’t stay in area they’re registered they. An be sold and used anywhere! Like all registrations

Paul O'Rourke
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No they are not. HW plates are exclusive to the Island.

Shawdian
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Yes people may be coming to the island for their holidays, but IT IS UP TO THE HOTELS TO SAY NO ! & STOP ACCEPTING HOLIDAY MORONS!

Opinions Matter
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I thought all hotels had to shut down? If not why not. I hope to God we don’t get visitors coming here for Easter. That would not be ESSENTIAL TRAVEL would it.

Stay at home
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To the selfish people who MUST have their 3 or 4 holidays a year or they need therapy, they probably would say it is essential.
And now the gov going to spend 75 MILLION pounds on bringing back British national holidaymakers from all over the world, Why don’t they stay where they are until all this is over? If they’d never started moving away from infected area in China in the first place, it wouldn’t be all over the world now.

Martin
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Agree 100% . The police can ask what you are doing if you are out and about without good reason. That’s bullshit claiming ‘confidentiality…. Attention all harbourmasters….If you suspect someone has come here that doesn’t live here, call the Police on 999. It is your duty to protect our inhabitants.!!!

Paul O'Rourke
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I think you misunderstand the duties of a harbourmaster.

Rayoflight
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And how many of those have recovered or don’t we get balanced reporting

Martin
Martin
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Two recovered in reporting somewhere in the press…

Bert Chambers
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Sad news but please ALL OF US NEED TO FOLLOW GOVERMENT RULINGS.

So we can get back to normal!

Nige
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Does any body remember the police song….don’t stand so close to me ….well DONT

Reg Fussell
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The rule for visitors to the island is currently a minimum of 7 days (but preferably 14) in self isolation.

Smithy
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Shouldn’t be any “visitors”

Reg Fussell
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BBC News 6 days ago.
Visitors to the Isle of Wight should quarantine themselves for at least a week on arrival, island leaders have said.
The precaution would help the “isolated” region to cope with coronavirus cases, island MP Bob Seely and council leader Dave Stewart said.
They urged visitors to stay away

Angry islander
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What a shame Bob Seely didn’t lobby government weeks ago to restrict traffic coming over to the island to just freight and medical. We had a real opportunity to minimise the spread here. But he thinks succeeding in just keeping people in their cars was enough.
People are still coming from places like london to their second homes and potentially bringing infection with them. What a missed opportunity.

G E Watson
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Does Bob Sealey do anything just like his predecessors. Except there salary and do nothing

Rob
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the UK still accepts planes landing from China, Iran, Italy so what was the chance of them shutting down our ferries?

Stay at home
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It almost makes you wonder if they are allowing it to happen deliberately to kill off a lot of old or ill people who they think is a drain on society and the health service. I wouldn’t entirely trust the governments of any country, there are all sorts of shenanigans that go on behind the scenes that none of us fully knows about.

Anon
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Not to mention, every protest in the world stopped because of this ,all world leaders approval ratings going through the roof, they and people like jeff bezos will be the only ones who benefit from Corona. Definitely something fishy going on,

Alan Jay
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I’m sure not deliberately, nobody would know what their thoughts are. But privately quite likely a long term bonus for the Chancellor of the E and possibly the taxpayer.

Smithy
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Should’ve been made a rule not “urged” to stay away. What’s the point of this lockdown if we can be fined by the police for being out but visitors can come here freely? They will have to get food etc where will they stay and eat ? Everything is shut so what’s the point. If we can be stopped and questioned about why we’re out why can’t they do the same on the ferries?

Beverley
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NOBODY from the mainland should be allowed to come here on holiday, we can’t go to the mainland on holiday!!!!

Smithy
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Very true!

Nic
Nic
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If a new strain off corona comes along that has a 10% survival rate.. We are all stuffed! Because some people just won’t have it! Ignorance kills!

Sue
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About time Bob Seeley earned his wages and stopped all non-essential travel, and should be taking steps to prevent ferries from taking bookings from mainlanders just coming for a little visit here to make sure there 2nd and 3rd homes are safe. The tourist board should also be saying this too. PROFITS BEFORE PEOPLE YET AGAIN!!!!

The ferries should only be used by NHS, food for Islanders, essential travel only, for instance urgent treatment at mainland hospitals, and our post.

St Marys hospital is now using side rooms in wards for suspected virus patients as well, and still the staff are not being given proper PPE, eye clinic, blood clinic, and other departments staff have no masks at all. PPE has be donated to St Marys but as yet this has NOT been given out. WHY?

Take a look at this on BBC news website,

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-52062925

And sign this petition too if you agree

https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/travel-restrictions-on-isle-of-wight-ferries

Shanklin Steve
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I would like to know what is now being done at the car ferry terminals and Red jet and Fast Cat to ensure that no one is coming over here carrying a temp and cough etc?

wednesday16
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“Just being 11 cases locally”…well,I suppose in Wuhan it all began with just one case locally?

Mindlessly blinkered people of all ages who somehow seem to believe this cannot possibly touch them might well be on the verge of a very big,unwanted wake-up call sooner than they think along with the rest of us who are taking all sensible measures in being careful towards both ourselves and others.

PLEASE….think again if you are one of those who tends to feel that all the rest of the entire World is over-reacting,despite being faced with overwhelmingly desperate numbers of dying and illness across all age-groups and status; do you think you all know better or have some kind of safe-guarding knowledge that are not given to the rest of us or those who are studied in these matters?

Being optimistic in times of adversity can be a very wonderful thing……being deliberately,defiantly,blindly careless of all those around you in order to somehow “prove yourselves right all along” whilst existing amidst such a blatant nightmare of epic proportions is beyond stupidity,bordering on inhumanity and even cruelty in lack of feeling towards each other as people,as human beings.

The ultimate tragedy will very likely be in that if eventually dire,desperate choices have to be made by medical teams,highly conceivable….it will not be the younger,defiant ones that will suffer but they will very likely be the very ones saved at the expense of those who did all the right things in order to not become a statistic.

Think about your parents,grandparents….in fact absolutely everyone you love.

Do as we are advised to do to every bit of the letter so we can one day look back to wonderful sunshine and greeting each other with love again,hugs and kisses and grateful tears that we have survived this unprecedented time.

Paul
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Unknown why they never state how many prove negative, or how many have been cleared after having it ? All we here is the bad parts all the time… how about giving some hope !! We care not all doomed !!

Paul
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Should have been ‘ We are not all doomed ‘

John
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Please go look at the way the infection works. It doubles every 3 days, was 2 days but lock down got it to 3 days. Also detected cases are around 10% of all cases. So that is 110 people have symptoms now and have been spreading for 14 days. If you do (((((110*2)*2)*2)*2)*2) That is 5 doubling of infections for the last two weeks, you get a possible 3520 people with it that do not yet know, today. And in 3 days will be 7000, on Sunday it will be 14000. This is how it works, it is fact. Go look at the data. Buy Sunday 10% of the islands population will have it and will in the next two weeks have symptoms.

Alan Jay
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That’s very true if each person passes it on to 2 others, but what if some don’t pass it on, others pass it on to 5, others pass it to somebody already incubating it, others pass it to 8 in a crowded bar etc. Mathematical models are a little unreliable. But its true the growth rate is exponential mathematically deducible.

Worried islander
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My great concern is why are inconsiderate people asking for skips to be delivered to clear out their mess whilst at home and the drivers are un necessarily putting not just their own but also their families life’s at risk delivering non essential waste.

There is no essential reason why these companies are still finding loop holes to keep open they should have a duty of care to their employees and their families to shut down!!

I have been in contact with Bob seeley regarding this but unfortunately nothing will be done as it is a government decision.

Please be mindful of your actions when ordering a skip and think of the possible life’s you could be destroying. We are all told to stay in and do our best whilst tjese
companies are still open, we’ll shut and take responsibility.

Treesa
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It’s a tragedy for the country that the Tories deliberately ran down our NHS for 10 years of Austerity, and in effect, and covertly, sold large parts off to American companies, Now they weep crocodile tears and tie their flags to the NHS mast. Pay staff more, clapping isn’t enough. We’ve now seen which workers are REALLY essential for the good running of our country, in addition to the NHS.

Rob
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lets not make this political, some of us remember the shambles the NHS become under Blair/Labour, just to jog some memories to burst your bubble – the NHS national programme for IT. enough said.

Tim
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I remember going to my doctor, just made a simple appointment, remember when you could do that! Doctor decided l needed a hip replacement, 18 weeks later I was at home recovering from the operation.
Obviously we remember it differently back then. My experience is FACT yours is an opinion, unfortunately opinion seems to count more than facts these days.

Tom
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It is not the time for trying to make political gain, It is sickening to see at a time of national emergency Labour and remoaners trying to take advantage of the situation. Using the sad death of so many to delay brexit. SNP have no shame.

Tom
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This number is just the people who have been tested. It’s is estimated to be about 10% of the real number. So that is 110 people spreading it around a week before the lock down. Get the details from thunderfoot on youTube. Real data from a real scientist. I Estimate around 15000 infected on the island, we will see around 450 deaths.

Martin
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I disagree… my research suggests confirmed to unconfirmed rates is around 25-30. BUT you have to take into account population density. The IOW density is very low. London, New York et al is very high and therefore the rate may be as high as 50. Similar for Milan…

Tom
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Yes, true the density is different. But I would warn against underplaying it.

John B
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It’s so very sad to hear of the two deaths and for the bereaved families involved.
Of course,as noted, the powers to be , ferries and business’s will also be offering their condolences!!
As am sure everyone will agree the above condolences cannot be that sincere !
Had the above people listened , acted and shut the island down we most likely would have escaped the virus with lesser numbers and the loss of lives.
Naturally the island needs supplies , NHS doctors, staff and carers etc who commute to the island ,
All the above can easily carry ID which can be verified by the ferry companies along with tests (when available?)
Tha ferry companies say they can’t enforce or refuse access to and from the island ! !
They soon manage to stop you if you haven’t purchased a ticket!! Enough said !!!

R Horton
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I’m away working all over the country pay my wages I will stay home on the island and self isolate but until then I have to travel KEEP THE FERRY RUNNING

Smithy
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Doing what? Government have schemes in place to help now. I’m also losing money so it’s not good but I’d rather be alive! But if it is essential work then that’s ok we’re talking about non essential and visitors.

Lord
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Awful news

Bob cat
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There isn’t 11 cases there will be more but people will be managing it in isolation, let’s not be naive. The island is not full of mainland visitors either, with people on and off all the time. The boats are empty, with only commuters (key workers) and very little of those. They stopped Yarmouth to Lymington because no one was using it. All ferries are reporting low numbers of users and there are less boat sailings. I live by right funnel and you can barely see anyone coming on or off. If everyone does there bit, the small pockets of it will be isolated contained and stop in their tracks.

Smithy
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Let’s hope it continues through Easter too.

Mark
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Bob Cat – It may well be quiet right now, but with no ban for visitors in place, they will still come here for Easter, and you can bet that they are not coming here for self isolation or quarantine. So as I have said further up this post. NHS supplies, Food, Essential travel only (Hospital patients etc).

Might be an idea for police to be stationed at mainland terminals and refuse them coming over here, unless it’s vital, and checks when they get off on this side too, and if the Island Police think there visit is not vital, return them on the next available ferry.

Funny how the tourist board and council are being quiet about this, and of course our MP, Bob Seeley, who replied to a couple of emails I sent about some things should be done for islanders over this issue, and all he sent back was a generic reply email, which was so vague it was ridiculous, ignoring any real specifics.

I’m not a tory voter, but I do think Boris is doing the best he can, and he really is being as helpful as he can be. Get Well soon Boris. Thank god Corbyn didn’t win anything.

Smithy
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Well said. I also got the bog standard reply from him. Not really doing enough for us is he? He won’t do it cos he travels back and forth all the time can’t stay put like we have to but his job could be done from home.

Mr justice
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Wow! I’ve looked down through these comments and I see a lot of people scared out of their wits. The government and media have really brought the best out in some people havent they!? Please just stop and think. The government said, I quote, most people will have mild symptoms and with rest will have a fully recovery, end quote. Ok, think about that one. Next, the elderly and people with underlying health issues are at risk! You mean like the flu that hits every year. And when we get flu and cold,what’s the first thing that comes to hours thoughts, oh I shouldn’t visit nan or grandad, or any loved one with health issues. Come on people think!! Do your own research on flu deaths etc, keep an open mind. And dont believe everything you are told, you are more intelligent then that for sure.

Rob
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difference of course being that we can have a vaccination against the flu

Stay at home
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We hear about how many people die each year of flu, yet it doesn’t practically cripple the NHS, at least not that we hear about, like with what is happening with this.

Tom
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A 19 year old man died today, fit and healthy and no underlying condition. Also all the people who have it bad and are in hospital are using up the resources that would be used for people who are trying to manage a life long condition that if not managed well will die. I know someone on the island that has it. His is fit and normally well. It’s hit him hard, worst flue he has ever had.

Mark
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Mr Justice –

NO. Not scared but realistic, my wife works at St Marys, and most are the wards are in isolation with suspected virus cases in side rooms, and STILL no masks or PPE have been given out to many, many staff at our ONLY hospital. Just think if we still had Shanklin and Ryde Hospitals we would probably cope ok on the island. We could have used Ryde as an isolation hospital and Shanklin as Intensive care and St Marys could run as usual. Also the Frank James Hospital could be used for quarantine purposes, but hey, they are gone now !!!!!!!

As for saying this like the flu, I don’t think governments all over the world lockdown like this for just flu. If you read the news you will now see that people with NO underlying health conditions and younger people are now dying of this.

Can I ask you Mr Justice, are you a 2nd home owner by any chance, or work for the tourist board, council, ferry company????

Mr justice
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Everyone is allowed their point of view arent they ( at the moment, but be careful what you post on face book) mark, and I commend the nurses etc, but the word you used was suspected of the virus, I’m not saying there isn’t a virus. And as for saying governments all over the world wouldn’t shut down unless this is a pandemic. Well not all countries have shut down,also would governments agree to send soldiers to war because of weapons of mass destruction! Oh no of course not! Governments wouldn’t lie for their own agenda would they? Be perhaps you have t been around long enough to remember the lies.

Working Person
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Four people walking four dogs this morning, knowing they do not live in the same household, it then makes you ask the question, WHY. They could not got any closer if they tried, do they think being in the fresh air that they will not be infected!!!! Why are people still being irresponsible with not only their lives but with others around them. We may have 11 but that will increase because of the selfishness of others. This is not a holiday, this is serious, not a time to meet your mates!!!
Lets hope the 11 in hospital make a full recovery and we wish them well.
Stop being selfish, irresponsible and just bloody stupid

r bet
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And we have new holiday makers today at chillerton farm barns

Boris johnson
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Thought people are meant to stay in so why are people from mainland allowed to drive from where they live and come on island for a break or second home and not be sent away or fined for non essential travel

worried
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There is supposed to be a restriction of how many people can go out etc, but there were people everywhere (in Ryde) yesterday teatime. I wanted to go to the shop but changed my mind and came back as there were joggers coming by fast, people walking dogs coming from all angles, traffic galore on the roads, and a group of about 7 people all in very close proximity, almost huddled together all ambling down the road some way in front of me, it would have been impossible to maintain a 6ft distance between any of them, as would have had to push through the middle of the group, people on other side of road, traffic coming along constantly, it was just like a normal day, I can’t walk very fast and have a bad back at the moment so didn’t feel safe walking and was starting to panic so just had to go without and come back without going to the shop.
I have to try again today but am worried.

Incidentally, some time over a year ago, my friend’s sister went into hospital because she was worried about her heart, she is known as a hypochondriac so they sent her home, but she went back and practically demanded to be admitted, so he went to see her there and was surprised to see she was in an isolation ward, but no explanation as to why, he was supposed to put on protective masks and gloves, but he couldn’t manage to do either and no one assisted with anything and no one explained anything as he couldn’t see anyone around to ask at the time, his sister said she had a cold but wasn’t at all worried about that.
When she came out of hospital, he went to see her at her house, she was coughing all the time but not worried about that, she was only concerned about her heart, which is just normal apparently but if she thinks it is faster, she panics, the point is though, he got a slight cold, hardly noticeable , after seeing his sister, which presumably he got from her, but he must have brought the virus back with him, because I caught something from being in his house visiting him, and I was really ill for a time with it, it was horrible, i had a high fever, felt sick and seemed to pass out a couple of times, just sitting on my bed, had no appetite for days, and couldn’t taste anything anyway. I don;t recall a cough though, so probably not the same thing, but there was never any explanation for what my friend’s sister had, and no reason explained for why she was in an isolation ward. It just made me wonder if a similar virus was doing the rounds just over a year ago? And if so, if anyone knew what it was? Or maybe it was a precursor to this ? Or a variation of it?

Rob
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this time last year was flu season, they have to take extra precaution as it does fill up the hospital in a normal year, so they have to contain it.

mr justice
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People if there’s one thing you must do, when you have some spare time, think most of us have that at the moment, type in agenda 21 in a search engine,or better still Gov.uk 2030 and read . This is no conspiracy, this is fact. In 1992 all the govements of the world had a meeting in Brazil, and agreed on this policy. You will be shocked as I was. What’s this to do with a virus? Well read and you will see where all this fits in. Paranoid,maybe, blind I don’t think so.

Bus user
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People still have to get things from shops. I made a special trip to Newport to go to Ralph’s Health Food shop and they were closed, but the paper shop still open down the road.

Does anyone know why Ralph’s is closed as they are a food shop and I thought food shops were staying open?

Knighton
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Ralphs food shop is closed due to ill health.

Alan Jay
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The overall death rate month on month for this year according to the Office for National Statistics shows that it is DROPPING! This means that what this is all about is that the virus, normally quite mild for the younger population, is quite deadly for the older seriously ill population. It’s the sudden early shift in the illnesses of elderly people with serious underlying conditions, that would cause death within a year or so, making them very seriously ill, or killing them in a short space of time, that is overwhelming the NHS. Now what’s happened is that Doctors and nurses exposed in a hospital to it are going off sick with real or virtual symptoms causing the NHS to be really overwhelmed. A terrible paradox. But this is the truth that dare not speak its name: Every premature death means less of a burden on the NHS eventually and a fiscal benefit in no pension to be paid. My opinion only.

Mr justice
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I see some people have voted me down, they probably haven’t even bothered to research what I’m saying. Well, when all these things happen and every part of your life is controlled, ( like now) you cant start complaining can you, it will be to late. I leave you with this thought, it’s easy to fool someone, but not so easy to convince them they have been fooled. Goodbye and best of luck,you are all going to need it.

Stay at home
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Don’t stop posting, Mr Justice.. if you have something to say, just say it. Doesn’t matter if people vote it down. Let those that want, look up these things and make up their own minds. You’d be surprised at how many wonder just what this is all about.

Mr justice
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Why thank you stay at home,someone with an open mind.im only trying to help, I havent just made any of this up.

Mark
Mark
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Why haven’t we got a testing station for NHS staff, Care Staff etc on the Island yet, they are being set up on the mainland now. About time we had one here……. They are setting them up in car parks on the mainland, I’m sure there are plenty are large car parks not being used much here now.

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