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  1. Already rebutted : MILAN (Reuters) -The head of the EU drug regulator's COVID-19 task force said on Sunday that AstraZeneca (NASDAQ:AZN)'s coronavirus vaccine had a favourable risk-benefit profile for all age groups and particularly for those aged over 60. Italian newspaper La Stampa earlier quoted European Medicines Agency (EMA) task force chief Marco Cavaleri as saying countries should avoid giving the vaccine to people aged over 60 in addition to younger age groups, amid fears over very rare blood clotting and as alternative vaccines become available. "Unfortuna
  2. Shocking and truly compelling evidence. I mean, I almost feel embarrassed to mention the statistically irrelevant 40.2 million doses of AZ given in the UK as at 2 June.
  3. That’s not been my experience, I can do this very quickly via my e-banking and my annual transfer limits are so vast, I doubt I will ever use them in my lifetime.
  4. I can certainly forsee issues with both outbound and inbound international travel (if that is a consideration for you) with no vaccination for at least another year. Yesterday, I finally managed to get a booking in late June via the website. Assuming this does not get cancelled and I can get a second dose within 2-3 months, I will then be able to have have a trip back home later this year with no quarantine on arrival or when I return to Thailand.
  5. Just to clarify, from CNN : ”As for a timeline, officials said the Pfizer doses will begin to ship in August and 200 million doses will be delivered by the end of this year. The remaining 300 million doses will be delivered in the first half of 2022.”
  6. Every little helps I suppose. When considering the 70% target by the government, let’s keep in mind this is a similar target set by western governments, who have had it (COVID) much worse. Given current case distribution, I would be optimistic that a heavily targeted initial vaccination drive, focusing on the more impacted central provinces and only limited high risk groups elsewhere, could see us in a much better place within 2-3 months. A broader nationwide vaccine programme can then follow, when more supplies are finally available.
  7. I am aware of that. However, I am not going to quietly accept the generally large mark ups and ‘add-ons’ being included locally and that also applies to Moderna pricing. That was the point of sharing the global prices. I mean, how nonsensical to add on a mandatory vaccine insurance charge, what companies are providing this insurance and who is benefiting from that ?
  8. Ask away, the answer is widely known and has been public knowledge since the agreement with AZ was signed months ago. AZ didn’t just randomly pick out Thailand for preferential treatment to get a vaccine facility and vaccines ahead of other countries in the region , part of the whole licensing arrangement is that Thailand is obligated to distribute a certain amount of vaccine production under AZ license regionally. Hope this clarifies for you...
  9. Ground control to Major Tom... AstraZeneca, in collaboration with the University of Oxford, previously signed a $1.2 billion deal to produce 300 million doses of its adenovirus vector-based candidate to the U.S. government. That roughly translates into $4 per dose, though the entire grant also covers funding for clinical development. Johnson & Johnson is offering 100 million doses of its candidate, Ad26.COV2.S, to the U.S. for $1 billion in total, or $10 per dose. Pfizer and German partner BioNTech agreed to ship 100 million doses of their mRNA shot to the U.S. government
  10. I honestly don’t know. But my friends back in the UK haven’t mentioned any issues...all my family and friends back there have been vaccinated. I am not comparing timelines, as I know UK arranged earlier, but I haven’t heard any complaints from back home about the vaccination registration process. Partially, that is cultural, better in the west to speak openly and get the bad news in upfront to manage expectations, rather than Thai style of promising the world and not being held accountable when it goes wrong. Just look at the cancelled appointments this week. Look, I am sure it wil
  11. I've tried again today and got some different options/screens but nothing working fully to book an appointment. I don't say this with malice or anger but let's face it, it is an absolute clown show. It is what it is...
  12. My head is literally in pain trying to decipher those 2nd and 3rd paragraphs. Poor English ? ‘Thai speak’? Or a combination of both ? Thai PBS, Thailand’s communication gateway to the world...
  13. Right, I finally got in to Thailandintervac.com after the site opened today ! Registration details are fairly straightforward and standard. Was not able to select a appointment date/preferred hospital during this phase. (Unlike my good wife's app which allowed her as a Thai to select location/date/time.) Completed everything and reached the 'appointment' page and then, drumroll please....... no appointment was given and was told to wait for a confirmation email. I'll keep y'all posted.
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