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Thailand entering third wave of COVID-19 infections – Dr. Thiravat Hemachudha


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14 hours ago, internationalism said:

yet health ministry sits on some 850k doses kept safely at hospitals.

their main purpose is vaccinating hospitality industry taking care of international tourists, not on medical personal, essential services and on vulnerable (seniors, patients with underlying conditions).

 

in their wisdom they have added one day to songkran holidays and are actively encouraging holidaymakers to travel inter-provincially 

Where’s you sense of internationalism?  

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1 minute ago, Cake Monster said:

With a 9% positivity rate, surely the more contagious mutations have landed on Thai Soil.

If that is the case, Thailand will be in for a very rough ride similar to the Brazilian Outbreak, and the Indian surge in cases.

A more worrying aspect is how the Thai Authorities will deal with it if that come to fruition

Simple. Don't test and you don't see it.

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56 minutes ago, mtls2005 said:

 

Interesting factoid to casually mention.

 

Are these being reported in the daily CCSA figures?

 

How does anyone know if the infected visited entertainment areas?

 

 

 

Seems like a fairly big, albeit uncoordiated, push to discourage Songkhran travel/partying, without seeming too authoritarian, i.e. prayut ordering it and seeming like a army general.

 

 

Yes, they are being reported in the daily cases.  If you test positive, either from being in the hospital or doing a test elsewhere, they do extensive contact tracing.  Very detailed.  In the Thai media not long ago, they showed the route of an infected man in Chonburi.  Gambling hall to massage parlor to home to restaurant to massage parlor to gambling hall, etc.  Too funny.  Exposed for all to see. LOL

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5 hours ago, KhaoYai said:

After waiting so long for quarantine to be reduced/ended - I sincerely hope they get a handle on this or I might not see my wife for another year.

 

They appear to have done pretty well at clamping down on the virus in other areas but Bangkok could be a lot more difficult.

The ones in quarantine are tested multiple times. They are not the problem.  

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Just now, Jeffr2 said:

Yes, they are being reported in the daily cases.  If you test positive, either from being in the hospital or doing a test elsewhere, they do extensive contact tracing.  Very detailed.  In the Thai media not long ago, they showed the route of an infected man in Chonburi.  Gambling hall to massage parlor to home to restaurant to massage parlor to gambling hall, etc.  Too funny.  Exposed for all to see. LOL

Yeah it's funny isn't it....... All that investigation work to trace a virus and they still can't find Mr Red Bull........    

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48 minutes ago, brewsterbudgen said:

Yes - and throughout all these "waves" the official death toll from Covid remains under 100!

With most of the world in a permanent wave.

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i totally agree with the comment about the bars

here in Hua Hin, I do not go in the bars, for the simple reason that nobody is wearing a mask.

nobody, staff or patrons.

no social distancing, nothing.

one bar owner is always asking me to come in her bar, and I explain why to her.

she says i worry to much..........ok.......lets see who is right.

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5 minutes ago, Miami007 said:

The first was a ripple.. and far from a 3rd wave

A ripple because they contained it very well.  Luckily, we're not experiencing waves like in the West.  That'd be terrible. 

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1 hour ago, SupermarineS6B said:

Yeah it's funny isn't it....... All that investigation work to trace a virus and they still can't find Mr Red Bull........    

Good point. Must be because the ''virus'' didn't send any large brown envelopes

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18 hours ago, Meat Pie 47 said:

Third wave? When was the first and second wave?

Exactky however i guess its a precaution with the major cities possibly attracting up to 1 nillion people by day travelling from various parts of the country 

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4 hours ago, Destiny1990 said:

Why the sunglass?

Always a little suspicious of those who wear sunglasses for photos/indoors, as if they are trying to disguise themselves for whatever reason.

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"Dr. Thiravat said that venues, such as pubs and bars, are ideal for spreading COVID-19 because most visitors do not practice self-discipline, do not observe social distancing and tend to spend long hours in the crammed space, which often has poor ventilation."

Mostly true dat. Last night heading back to Jomtien, passed so many bars that fit this description. What we lack in numbers we make up in blind stupidity here

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20 hours ago, WHansen said:

The percentages of positive tests quoted is very worrying indeed as inter provincial travel is about to increase

GF flying into Burriram airport to visit grandmother next week. She's been informed by authorities she needs to take a 600 baht rapid Covid test before being allowed outof the airport. So some provinces are being proactive.

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1 minute ago, tonray said:

GF flying into Burriram airport to visit grandmother next week. She's been informed by authorities she needs to take a 600 baht rapid Covid test before being allowed outof the airport. So some provinces are being proactive.

 

Proactive possibly, but unrealistic.  Once the hoards start arriving for Songkran it will be impossible to test them all.

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20 hours ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

 

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From the TH Ministry of Public Health, showing from mid-Dec. 2020 through early April 2021.

 

I  believe, the red line reflects people who get tested and found positive on their own, whereas the tan bars reflect sporadic outreach testing.

 

For whatever reason, in their chart, they don't tally the two categories of positive cases together, but instead, treat them as separate/overlapping categories.

 

The Samut Sakhon outbreak involving Myanmar migrants earlier this year (shown in the tall tan colored bars) certainly would get counted as at least one of the prior waves.

Compared to other countries that have had waves this is a ripple. 

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26 minutes ago, tonray said:

GF flying into Burriram airport to visit grandmother next week. She's been informed by authorities she needs to take a 600 baht rapid Covid test before being allowed outof the airport. So some provinces are being proactive.

Yes if you pass the test then no need for quarantine, those not taking the test have to do a 14 day quarantine. 

 

All Songkran festivities have now officially been cancelled in Burriram due to two new cases being found there.

 

Its a wise move indeed and one all provincial governors should adopt. With the lack of leadership from the government individual Provinces need to step up.

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5 minutes ago, Tonypandy said:

Compared to other countries that have had waves this is a ripple. 

Another jump today to 334 new cases, that ripple looks to be turning into a swell, the wave in hot pursuit

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37 minutes ago, bullseye66 said:

I would imagine the bulk of these will be dying with covid....not of covid. And from a world population of almost 8 billion it's really pretty small potatoes. There are far bigger killers out there that we don't shut the planet down for.

Ummm....they are dying because of covid.  Sure, they have underlying issues, but CV19 is the trigger.

 

What's the bigger killer out there?  Stunning anyone would say 3-5MM deaths during the worst pandemic in a century is small potatoes.  Heartless.

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21 hours ago, Meat Pie 47 said:

Third wave? When was the first and second wave?

You didn't  see them........Wait for it.......they were microwaves........😋........Stay safe!

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18 hours ago, internationalism said:

yet health ministry sits on some 850k doses kept safely at hospitals.

their main purpose is vaccinating hospitality industry taking care of international tourists, not on medical personal, essential services and on vulnerable (seniors, patients with underlying conditions).

 

in their wisdom they have added one day to songkran holidays and are actively encouraging holidaymakers to travel inter-provincially 

If they have AZ vaccines, which are provided at cost (or maybe free), how many are being administered for profit by private medicine?

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