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Anutin ensures sufficient COVID-19 vaccine available in Q3

Paphamon Arayasukawat

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The government has defended its COVID-19 vaccination plan on the second day of the censure debate, promising sufficient availability of domestically produced COVID-19 vaccine in Q3 this year.

 

Responding to opposition MPs’ motion on the second day of parliament’s censure debate, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul defended the government, saying it has not been sluggish in the procurement of COVID-19 vaccine.

 

He said the government has been taking into consideration recommendations and vaccine efficacy data, before making the purchase decisions.

 

The Minister of Public Health elaborated on the deal to produce AstraZeneca’s vaccine in Thailand, by pharmaceutical company Siam Bioscience, that the type of AstraZeneca’s vaccine and the technology behind it are suitable for the country.

 

He said the decision to make Thailand a manufacturing base would benefit other countries in the ASEAN community as well, however the government is not involved in the deal between the two companies.

 

Mr. Anutin said the robust public health system in Thailand is capable of controlling the spread of COVID-19, no matter when the vaccine arrives in the country, while stressing that the 63 million doses the government has procured is a sufficient quantity, and will be safe for Thai people.

 

He said, by the third quarter this year, Thailand will have domestically produced vaccine available across the country, without the need to rely on imports. He also expressed concerns over the use of misinformation in the censure debate, which may have widespread consequences.

 

 

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12 minutes ago, webfact said:

He said the government has been taking into consideration recommendations and vaccine efficacy data, before making the purchase decisions.

Only considering the options with the worst efficacy?

 

13 minutes ago, webfact said:

He said the decision to make Thailand a manufacturing base would benefit other countries in the ASEAN community as well, however the government is not involved in the deal between the two companies.

Maybe he should find out what the government is paying Siam Bioscience. 

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16 minutes ago, webfact said:

He said the decision to make Thailand a manufacturing base would benefit other countries in the ASEAN community as well, however the government is not involved in the deal between the two companies.

 

Translation "we are trying desperately to line our own pockets out of this global tragedy so we are not in any hurry to get a vaccine to Thailand.  China is dumping some of its ineffective and potentially dangerous vaccine on Thailand so we can bluff that we are doing something"  

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18 minutes ago, webfact said:

He said, by the third quarter this year, Thailand will have domestically produced vaccine available across the country, without the need to rely on imports

That's why there's no need to hurry. 

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18 minutes ago, lemonjelly said:

3rd quarter..... that’s another 6-7 months away. The government is playing with fire. If it goes wrong, we’ll be burning the dead.

More air pollution 

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30 minutes ago, lemonjelly said:

3rd quarter..... that’s another 6-7 months away. The government is playing with fire. If it goes wrong, we’ll be burning the dead.

 

Population culling, maybe that's what everyone wants, after all, I hear the globe is overpopulated. The mind boggles.

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32 minutes ago, ftpjtm said:

Only considering the options with the worst efficacy?

 

Maybe he should find out what the government is paying Siam Bioscience. 

Wonder what AstraZeneca think about their 1.7 Euro not-for-profit vaccine being sold for 30 or 40 Euros?

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47 minutes ago, webfact said:

Thailand a manufacturing base would benefit other countries in the ASEAN community as well

Wake up, there are no other countries in ASEAN waiting for this, they have no need to rely on promises from a company that has never manufactured a vaccine in its life before.

 

Instead they've already joined COVAX and made purchases with other companies.

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44 minutes ago, RotBenz8888 said:
1 hour ago, webfact said:

He said, by the third quarter this year, Thailand will have domestically produced vaccine available across the country, without the need to rely on imports

That's why there's no need to hurry. 

 

That is if AZ doesn't revoke the deal, of which there are widespread rumours for some time already

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16 minutes ago, FritsSikkink said:

Less than 90 dead, don't be a drama queen.

 

That's without a vaccine.

 

Let's not look at the pneumonia stats on the WHO website, 45,000 plus deaths in Thailand in 2018.....oooop, guess I'm being a drama queen 🙂

 

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2 hours ago, Jimbo2014 said:

China is dumping some of its ineffective and potentially dangerous vaccine

data please

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2 hours ago, Jimbo2014 said:

China is dumping some of its ineffective and potentially dangerous vaccine on Thailand

The Chinese have just dumped it in Hong Kong also, the Hong Kong authorities have today given fast track approval and its expected there on Friday. Despite Sinovac still not releasing stage 3 trial data.

 

Anutin said it was getting to Thailand on Saturday or Sunday, so expect official approval soon? Then again Thailands C.P. has a major stake in Sinovac so its just a formality.

 

It showed just above 50% efficacy rate in the Brazilian trials, just enough by a whisker to satisfy WHO guidelines.

 

https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/hong-kong-fast-tracks-chinas-sinovac-covid-19-vaccine-approval

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Rotf. You only have to look at the cost overruns and years of delays that his family firm has brought to the building of the new parliament building to see his capacity to bring this vaccine in on time.

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3 hours ago, Bkk Brian said:

Wake up, there are no other countries in ASEAN waiting for this, they have no need to rely on promises from a company that has never manufactured a vaccine in its life before.

 

Instead they've already joined COVAX and made purchases with other companies.

True at least for Indonesia, who once they saw Thailand were in charge made alternative arrangements

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1 hour ago, Bkk Brian said:

The Chinese have just dumped it in Hong Kong also, the Hong Kong authorities have today given fast track approval and its expected there on Friday. Despite Sinovac still not releasing stage 3 trial data.

 

Anutin said it was getting to Thailand on Saturday or Sunday, so expect official approval soon? Then again Thailands C.P. has a major stake in Sinovac so its just a formality.

 

It showed just above 50% efficacy rate in the Brazilian trials, just enough by a whisker to satisfy WHO guidelines.

 

https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/hong-kong-fast-tracks-chinas-sinovac-covid-19-vaccine-approval

 

Yes very worrying.  I understand the people of Hong Kong no longer have a choice (in anything) but the Thai people still have the illusion of choice.  Weed Man (aka Health Min) keeps talking about safety and caution.  Just noise because thailand doesnt want to pay for a decent vaccine (?).

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4 minutes ago, Pedrogaz said:

Didn't this most excellent of ministers tell us months ago that supplies of vaccine would be overflowing in January????????

Yes but he didnt say January in which year.🤔

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By Q3 all of Asia will have their required number of vaccines, obtained from other sources.  Why is this man incapable of logical thinking and his Boss has even said that those who bad mouth Thailand's vaccine plan will be to blame!  What utter nonsense!

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul defended the government, saying it has not been sluggish in the procurement of COVID-19 vaccine

 

Couldn't pour water out of a boot .. 

You can see where this is going .. 6 mths time when a lot of countries vacc' prog's are well under way the fumbling , bumbling and stumbling will be continuing unabated with the Minister for Green at the controls .. 

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5 hours ago, lemonjelly said:

3rd quarter..... that’s another 6-7 months away. The government is playing with fire. If it goes wrong, we’ll be burning the dead.

Well let's not rush, the snouts will be first in line for the early doses!

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All roughly translated into 

" We have little idea at all about this, but we are determined to have our own Vaccine by June ( ? ) in order that we can sell it all around the Globe to Governments that have already procured all their Vaccine needs or have placed Orders for it "

Well Anutin, you have you understand just One thing.

Tourists in any number will not alight onto Thai Soil without your Population being Vaccinated for the fear of transmitting the Virus back to their own Countries from Thailand.

 

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