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  1. Be a good child and have your vaccination - mummy will give you a sugar lump Things were so much simpler when I was a child. My parents’ generation suffered from so many ailments that are past history today. They were damn sure with modern medicines and vaccinations they were not going to let their own children suffer the same fate. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217277-be-a-good-child-and-have-your-vaccination-mummy-will-give-you-a-sugar-lump/
  2. Things were so much simpler when I was a child. My parents’ generation suffered from so many ailments that are past history today. They were damn sure with modern medicines and vaccinations they were not going to let their own children suffer the same fate. As the years have passed and that generation and even many of their children have died off, they have been replaced with a new breed who don’t know anything about history let alone the history of common diseases. And these ignorants are interspersed with an even deadlier strain that threatens us all, the vaccine denier or anti-v
  3. In a thoroughly entertaining week of news on Thaivisa, one of the main stories featured a new Facebook site that was originally called “Let’s Move Abroad”. As getting on for a million Thais signed up in no time, the bods at the Digital Economy and Society ministry started to panic. All those Thais moving to the US, South Korea and god forbid the UK! There won’t be anyone left in Siam to prosecute! There were mutterings that having a healthy interest in the outside world was not a bad thing followed by a patriotic backlash. In that spirit - and
  4. A year ago in this very column Rooster spoke about the “Phony War” in relation to the pandemic. Twelve months later it feels like hostilities have well and truly begun. The Phony War for people like me who were not around when WWII began in September 1939 was the following eight month period when it really was all quiet on the Western Front. People like my mother in the east end of London wondered when or even if it would kick off. They were soon cowering in the Underground tunnels before returning to what was left of their houses. Last April many things didn’t seem to
  5. TAT chief admits it could be THREE YEARS before Thai tourism is back to normal Image: The Bangkok Insight Following widespread criticism that Thailand's tourism authorities were being overly optimistic some realism and acceptance of the future is starting to set in. The penny seems to have finally dropped with Tourism of Thailand governor Yutthasak Suphasorn who was speaking to The Bangkok Insight yesterday. Though he still expressed hope that the so-called "vaccine passport" could help by ending tourists' need to quarantine. Hi
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