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661 people in Thailand were infected by the COVID-19 Delta variant between April and June 20th and the number is likely to increase, said Dr. Supakit Sirilak, Director-General of the Department of Medical Sciences.

 

At the same time, 5,641 people were infected by the Alpha variant and another 38 by the Beta variant.

 

Dr. Supakit added that most Beta variant cases have been found in the southern part of Thailand.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/661-infected-with-the-delta-variant-of-covid-19-number-likely-to-increase/

 

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22 minutes ago, Forza2002 said:

I guess the Thai-Egypt variant was never recognized? It was called C for short time, but now gone...

There's 100s or even 1000s of mutations around by now . Most are so similar to the original strain that they do not to need to be watched . Others just disappear just because they made themselves less infectious . And then there are the mutations which have been found spreading , have other effects ( larger or smaller ) , and do have enough difference that they need to be watched with a lot more care , since they have the potential for taking over the most prevailing .

The Delta ( Indian) mutation is now spreading in large parts of the world , but the are still the others around .

Does it mean the Thai -Egypt variant is gone , prob not , but since it isn't the fastest spreading variant , it might not be in the news ( while still being watched like all others around ) .

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Interesting article. One statement I noticed is disputed among most virologists - that "asymptomatic" people transmit the virus.  Very difficult to do this unless you exchange saliva directly. "Asymptomatic" carriers typically have extremely low virus loads, making it rare. Even though it "could" happen, it's not a legitimate fear.

   Other facts in this article are accurate, especially about "Mueller's Ratchet".  At risk people are still at risk, just as they were in the initial outbreaks. It is more likely to affect people who "could die" from any pre-existing lung condition or a few other illnesses.

https://deltabusinessjournal.com/reducing-the-fear/

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14 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

661 people in Thailand were infected by the COVID-19 Delta variant between April and June 20th and the number is likely to increase, said Dr. Supakit Sirilak, Director-General of the Department of Medical Sciences

With only bars closed and everything else pretty much open this is a trend that will continue.

Daily numbers only indicate the limited tests done.

Truth be told if the testing increased out of "cluster areas" the figures would climb significantly.

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14 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

661 people in Thailand were infected by the COVID-19 Delta variant between April and June 20th and the number is likely to increase, said Dr. Supakit Sirilak, Director-General of the Department of Medical Sciences.

Gees I'm sick of these doomsayers predicting doom and gloom!Next thing they will be predicting intensive care bed shortages and the health system about to collapse.Oh wait, they already have in the BP this morning.

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19 minutes ago, hotchilli said:

The Delta plus... does that come with extras?

But wait there's more!You get free 14 day quarantine.

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20 minutes ago, hotchilli said:

The Delta plus... does that come with extras?

Yes, extra transmissibility and mention of being less affected by antibodies....

 

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I was on a science blog yesterday and there are several labs doing research on transmission. This was apparently instigated by some (unnamed) community getting a big surge in infections when it was thought this shouldn't have happened. Anyway, the results of tests showed that tree pollen was likely the reason. The pollen has the capacity to carry about 100 viruses per grain though in reality this will vary according to species. However, the range over which the pollen grains are dispersed is anything up from 20 meters. Just how the virus gets to the tree pollen in the first place is under research but if such research and results are verified it could have wide ramifications...such as the virus sticking to birds that frequently perch/nest. But I guess as there are more pollen grains in a locale than human beings then it might help to explain how quickly the virus spreads

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1 hour ago, hotchilli said:

The Delta plus... does that come with extras?

Sure as hell it won't come with a happy ending either

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2 hours ago, Deli said:

I prefer calling it the Indian variant. Than it's much more clear what it is.

Or atleast a better code name, like Tikka Masala variant.

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17 hours ago, Forza2002 said:

I guess the Thai-Egypt variant was never recognized? It was called C for short time, but now gone...

That was the Foxtrot Oscar variant.

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22 hours ago, RotBenz8888 said:

While they're making a huge deal of the 100s that might enter Thailand via Phuket sandbox, the number of people entering thru the landboarders, WITHOUT any prior vaccination or covid19 tests, are probably 1000s.  It's a joke. 

 

Delta is the variant that is spreading around Sydney now and according to the ABC news they now believe that it only takes 5 seconds of exposure to contract the virus.

Australian territories have closed their borders to NSW, it is now feared a traveler who returned to Victoria from NSW may have spread the variant in that state.

The travel bubble between NZ and Aussie looks to be suspended now until this settles, but being Delta that may be some time.

Delta can be caught by vaccinated people and spread, even though they may not get very sick they say.

If Delta is alive and well in Thailand now, then it may be extremely difficult to contain.

It has only taken less than fifty cases in Aussie to cause the borders to lock down and suspend the travel bubble, with over 600 cases of Delta now in Thailand it is no wonder that the USA has advised travelers to reconsider going to LOS>

 

So what's going to happen now? with Thailand saying it will open up to vaccinated travelers in a few months.

Many of us here stuck in NZ were ready to go back soon, today my friend asked about flights to Thailand from the Flight center and they said , Good luck mate, the Thai embassy does not talk to us much , it is sometimes closed and we cant get much information.

I dont think I would be to happy to take my 10 year old son back as schools may be shut and if delta is flying then it is better to stay put at present.

 

Very sad, the world has gone mad, not just Thailand with problems, it's mad everywhere, so mad that you might get a Mac Donald's free burger voucher to encourage you to get jabbed.

Or a free Pumpkin in Thailand.(when they get supplies).

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According to some reports the Chinese vacc  and the AZ vacc  are  very weak in protecting against  these stronger covids!

The Phizer and Moderna are better then the above !

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11 hours ago, TKDfella said:

I was on a science blog yesterday and there are several labs doing research on transmission. This was apparently instigated by some (unnamed) community getting a big surge in infections when it was thought this shouldn't have happened. Anyway, the results of tests showed that tree pollen was likely the reason. The pollen has the capacity to carry about 100 viruses per grain though in reality this will vary according to species. However, the range over which the pollen grains are dispersed is anything up from 20 meters. Just how the virus gets to the tree pollen in the first place is under research but if such research and results are verified it could have wide ramifications...such as the virus sticking to birds that frequently perch/nest. But I guess as there are more pollen grains in a locale than human beings then it might help to explain how quickly the virus spreads

Now being considered that the virus is carried in the wind for miles .

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6 hours ago, riclag said:

According to some reports the Chinese vacc  and the AZ vacc  are  very weak in protecting against  these stronger covids!

The Phizer and Moderna are better then the above !

https://www.astrazeneca.com/media-centre/press-releases/2021/covid-19-vaccine-astrazeneca-effective-against-delta-indian-variant.html
 

Yeah 92% effective against hospitalisation. Very weak!

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Thailand will most likely be hit very hard with new infections if the Covid-19 Delta variant gets a stronger hold.  1) Thailand is heavily dependent on Sinovac vaccine and 2) Thailand's vaccination is moving ahead at a snails pace.

 

Countries that relied heavily on Sinovac vaccine (and maybe AstraZ) will find faster spreading of Covid-19 in their population.  Yes, people vaccinated with Sinovac may not get as severe a Covid-19 infection, but the vaccination rate in Thailand is not high at this point (less than 10% with 1 jab).  Thus, Thailand is set to see a LOT more infections moving forward and the sandbox schemes will not help.

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