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  1. 1 hour ago, Deli said:

    Yes, Patong is dead in theses days. Only a few residents with limited funds. You van't expect the big party. Stick to Nanai Rd and you have some life. Or go to Rawai / Naiharn which is decent, under the c itrappy circumstances.

    The private jets and 1000 arrivals per day will soon change the whole picture. Sure not.


    Nanai, where the locals live, is bustling. Closer to the ocean in the tourist areas, it's a ghost town, but a handful more people than a week ago, seems to me.

  2. 2 hours ago, EVENKEEL said:

    The first thought that comes to mind is, what cop is going to use deadly force against a violent black person ever again when the "Death Penalty" is possible. From now on the 3 magic words will be "I can't breathe"  This will soon become a joke in the black community. What will a cop do when those 3 magic words are spoken? Well the cop will stop everything, call EMS, call for back up and call for social services. What white cop in there right mind would agree to take a call in a black neighborhood.


    Kum Bah Yah America

    They brought it on themselves, by shooting unarmed men, running away, and claiming they feared for their lives.

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  3. 1 hour ago, Anton9 said:

    Fearmongerer like to show these deaths numbers but they forget to specify that the vast majority were people who were going to die anyway.

    Average age of deaths is 80 years old with multiple comorbidities, a very high percentage of the deaths in the west were in nursing homes.

    Try comparing life expectancy in Thailand with many western countries.

    100% of the people who have died in this pandemic were going to die anyway. And everyone else, too

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  4. On 5/16/2020 at 2:16 PM, Thomas J said:



    I have no problem not having a meal without alcohol.  I just wondered if there was any logic whatsoever to the policy.  As mentioned it would seem as likely that you would get coronavirus sipping a glass of water as you would sipping a beer.  Yet the ban was instituted as part of the coronavirus response.  This one sounds as logical as banning people from the beaches where it has been incontrovertibly shown that sunlight, fresh air, and warm temperatures kill the virus yet the government locked the beaches down. 

    Alcohol does not make people any smarter. It m tends to make people take more risks.


    Beaches and bars are places where people tend to congregate, and party.


    It would be impossible to quickly implement a comprehensive system for dealing with the virus, and have it please everyone, and make sense to everyone. There are bound to be mistakes and rules that don't make sense.


    I'm not saying the Thai government has done a wonderful job, but it's not an easy situation.


    Personally, I like to sit in an open air bar every few weeks. I hope they come back online at some point. But if alcohol disappeared from my life completely, I wouldn't miss it. There are literally thousands of more important things to focus on, but to each his or her own 


  5. Smokers are an estimated 1.4 times more likely to have severe symptoms, and ,2.4 times more likely to need a ventilator, ICU, or die from Covid-19 based on linted data.




    There's limited data on Covid-19, but smokers are about twice as likely to get the flu, and have higher mortality rates. Smoking had long been known to impede immune system responses and cause problems in a number of respiratory diseases, if not cause them outright.

  6. 10 hours ago, Nyezhov said:

    Its a serious disease that is no more serious than any other of its ilk (flu) that spreads in densely populated areas and kills off the old, every year.


    But it is also a political excersize, especially in the USA and its relations with China that folks can see unfolding about them. Thats where the fear and angst and hype come from.


    In essense, its the first shot in a new Cold War. China fired up. 

    Every legitimate statistic on this virus shows it is currently many times more deadly than the flu. You have to completely ignore facts and reality to think otherwise.

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  7. 13 hours ago, Jingthing said:

    Men smoke more, drink more, and avoid medical attention more than women and that surely is related to their increased risk at least somewhat. Chinese men in particular smoke an awful lot.

    I was reading yesterday the China has one of the highest percentages of smokers on the planet, yet only 3% of the women smoke. That means an awful lot of the men smoke.

  8. It's virtually impossible for it not to be almost everywhere in Thailand, by now. A cursory look at what has happened in other countries, a little math, and the fact that the government has already been caught lying, and the fact that few people are being tested should make that plain as day.


    Expect the numbers to explode as testing becomes available. Read some of of the articles about how many people in Wuhan had it, compared to how many they thought had it, and you can come up with some estimates.

  9. A report I read this morning (I don't remember where), said 3 Danish, and two Chinese from Wuhan. No timetable, but it's obvious they were not telling the truth.


    1. Some people believed government claims that no one had been discovered in Phuket with the virus
    2. Some people took action based on this data
    3. Some people may die as a result

    How about some legal charges (accessory to murder, or the Thai equivalent?) against these liars?

  10. 50 minutes ago, simtemple said:

    Unless I missed it, that article says that Covid-19 can be transmitted in hot and humid weather. It doesn't say whether the rate of transmission is slower, faster, or the same.


    I read something similar in a CDC article. They said that yes, it can spread in hot weather, but no data on whether it decreases the R0.

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