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Top doc says keep RT-PCR test amid Omicron fears - 149 tourists Covid positive, 300K register for Thailand Pass


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3 hours ago, NanLaew said:

That's a paltry 0.13% that tested positive on arrival since 1 November.

 

That's a safe as it gets

 

Great work by 99.87% of passengers, the airlines and airport staff and the teams on duty at BKK.

 

Well done.

Not good enough.....with pre flight test, double vaccination it should be better. Thank heavens for PCR test on arrival, else we would have 149 out there spreading their foreign disease!

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

He also proposed that people coming from countries where Omicron has been identified should be quarantined for two weeks and have two RT-PCR tests in the first and second weeks

Here we go again... 

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1 hour ago, lanng khao said:

To be honest I miss that little knock on the door and finding a tray of food on the other side.

To be honest I don't want to ever hear it.

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1 hour ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

What to know about the omicron variant of the coronavirus

 

Omicron has sparked alarm among epidemiologists worried the new variant’s mutations could make it more transmissible. Scientists are racing to learn more as new cases are confirmed.

 

South Africa on Thursday confirmed that scientists there had detected a variant with a high number of mutations that could make it more transmissible and adept at evading the body’s immune defenses. On Friday, the World Health Organization labeled it a “variant of concern” and gave it a Greek letter designation: omicron.

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There is too little research to draw conclusions, with experts urging caution but not panic. Studies are underway to examine how vaccines hold up against the new variant, with some experts expressing initial optimism that they will offer protection.

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Though the sample size is small, Sanne said physicians have seen a higher rate of breakthrough infections among those previously vaccinated in South Africa. But he added that initial data indicates the vaccines are still proving effective, with the majority of hospitalizations being among those who hadn’t gotten immunized.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/11/26/faq-new-variant-omicron/

 

Just for those interested;

Images of the Delta and Omicron variants from the Bambino Gesu hospital in Rome, showing mutations compared to the original SARS CoV-2 spike

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57 minutes ago, spidermike007 said:

Top Doc says sacrifice millions of jobs, ruin lives, and keep a timid and cowardly approach to Covid. 

 

Easy for him to say. Tourism will never, ever recover if and when they are taking advice from fools like this. 

Never mind, they had a good run 🤣

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20 minutes ago, TKDfella said:

Just for those interested

Taking a casual glance there at first I thought I was looking at a map of Africa and the locations of this new variant instead of a model of the virus...

 

The general shape is really quite similar.

https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwhatsanswer.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2020%2F05%2FBlank-Map-of-Africa-3.jpg&f=1&nofb=1

 

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1 hour ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

What to know about the omicron variant of the coronavirus

 

Omicron has sparked alarm among epidemiologists worried the new variant’s mutations could make it more transmissible. Scientists are racing to learn more as new cases are confirmed.

 

South Africa on Thursday confirmed that scientists there had detected a variant with a high number of mutations that could make it more transmissible and adept at evading the body’s immune defenses. On Friday, the World Health Organization labeled it a “variant of concern” and gave it a Greek letter designation: omicron.

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There is too little research to draw conclusions, with experts urging caution but not panic. Studies are underway to examine how vaccines hold up against the new variant, with some experts expressing initial optimism that they will offer protection.

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Though the sample size is small, Sanne said physicians have seen a higher rate of breakthrough infections among those previously vaccinated in South Africa. But he added that initial data indicates the vaccines are still proving effective, with the majority of hospitalizations being among those who hadn’t gotten immunized.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/11/26/faq-new-variant-omicron/

 

Also what is worrying Governments is the demi graph group that this Virus variant seems to attack most.

It attacks predominantly Males in the age group of 20 - 40 or so. ( from the details known thus far )

Why would Governments worry about this age group. ?

These are the predominant group that pay Taxes

 

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If you are going to quarantine for 14 days, not many real tourist would come and it'd back to the old Covid days.

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