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Michael Josem, the Liberal Vannin candidate for Douglas East, is implementing a series of protocols to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 while campaigning for the general election on 23 September, 2021.

“With the Isle of Man Government now allowing the virus to spread in the community, we need to reduce the risk of spreading the virus. As leaders in the community, political candidates have a special responsibility to practice good behaviour,” said Josem.

Even though there is no suggestion that Josem has had COVID-19 now or in the past, as part of mitigating the risk of spreading COVID-19, Josem will continue to implement the following protocols:

“When the Government’s mistakes in February allowed the return of COVID to our island, I returned to wearing a face covering while volunteering for the Isle of Man Foodbank. We need to exercise community leadership to mitigate the risk, rather than the Manx Government’s anti-science attitude of treating COVID as merely a binary issue,” said Josem.

Note about vaccination dates: While Michael Josem volunteered and helped with the COVID-19 vaccination program, vaccination program volunteers were not prioritised in the Isle of Man’s deployment of vaccinations. Consequently, he was vaccinated along with the rest of the 35-39 age cohort.

Josem volunteering to help with the COVID-19 vaccination program amidst the January floods on the Isle of Man
Helping with the vaccination program late during the third lockdown.

Michael Josem is a long-term consumer advocate, most prominently as a global leader in combating fraud in the online gambling industry. He was in part the inspiration for the 20th Century Fox Movie, Runner Runner, starring Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake.

Josem has over a decade of experience as a senior business leader working across various high-tech and online industries, and takes action to build a better community. His primary volunteer roles include service for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and Graih, the homelessness charity.