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More transmissible COVID-19 sub-variant BA.4.6 not yet detected in Thailand


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The Centre for Medical Genomics at Thailand’s Ramathibodi Hospital is closely monitoring a new sub-variant of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, BA.4.6, which spreads faster than others, including BA.4 and BA.5, although it has not been detected in Thailand yet.

 

The centre said that BA.4.6 has been classified by the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a variant of concern, after it was discovered that it has spread quickly in the states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska and is now accounting for 4.1% of COVID-19 infections, according to the information available as of July 30th.

 

It also said that genomic sequencing has been conducted on 5,681 samples of the BA.4.6 sub-variant in the past three months and the findings have been uploaded to the database of the Global Initiative on Sharing Avian Influenza Data (GISAID).

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/more-transmissible-covid-19-sub-variant-ba-4-6-not-yet-detected-in-thailand/

 

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How much quicker is the new variants?  Is it going to get to the point where it transmits instantly?

 

We want to know if they are more harmful.

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Oh it will be! Probably first in the pubs of Pattaya and Pratumnak where die hard farangs insist there's no reason for masks,  vaccinations or handwashing yet still moan about getting about long covid!

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Five COVID-19 BA.2.75 cases found in Thailand, BA.4 and BA.5 still dominant
 

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Data collected from 352 COVID-19 patients admitted to the hospital from September 2021 show that 82 percent had at least one long-COVID symptom. (Photo by Fusion Medical Animation)


Five cases of Omicron BA.2.75 have been found in Thailand, while BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variants remain dominant, 91.5% in Bangkok and 79.8% in the rest of the country. This is in line with the global trend, said Director-General of the Medical Sciences Department Dr. Supakit Sirilak yesterday (Monday).

 

Of 382 cases randomly tested between July 30th and August 5th, Dr. Sirilak said that 322 were identified as the BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variants, one BA.1 case, 58 BA.2 cases and one BA.2.75 case.

 

From genomic sequencing of 411 samples, he said 90 (21.9%) are BA.4, 317 (77.13%) are BA.5 and four are BA.2.75 (0.97%).

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/five-covid-19-ba-2-75-cases-found-in-thailand-ba-4-and-ba-5-still-dominant/

 

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15 hours ago, BangkokReady said:

Is it going to get to the point where it transmits instantly?

Look at someone the wrong way and you'll get Covid. Now transmitted by line of sight.

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On 8/9/2022 at 10:24 AM, John Drake said:

Look at someone the wrong way and you'll get Covid. Now transmitted by line of sight.

Huh wont get me....gouged  both my eyes  out

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On 8/9/2022 at 3:46 AM, Padthaigoong said:

This obsession with Covid variants is a borderline personality disorder

Borderline? Only borderline?

 

We know that this has never been about public health, as shown by the conga line of people in positions of power flouting the regulations left right and center.

 

To take just the UK, there is:

 

* the Prime Minister (and a room full of party-goers),

* the UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak

* Scotland's Chief Medical Officer, Catherine Calderwood

* UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock,

* Government science advisor Prof. Neil Ferguson, whose report triggered the panic in the first place,

* PM's spokeswoman Allegra Stratton

* London Assembly member Shaun Bailey

* Scottish MP Margaret Ferrier (who actually had positive Covid when she travelled)

* Thousands of weirdos belonging to the environmental group Extinction Rebellion.

 

Would all these people have been prancing around if they thought this was a deadly disease? I think not.

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