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  1. 19 minutes ago, worgeordie said:

    These Ministers should keep their gobs firmly shut,

    as everytime they make a promise, it usually comes

    back to bite them on their @rse.

    "There's going to be no water shortage, the system can

    handle 3.5 million applications per hour for the 5 K,the virus is

    under control,no worries over electrical supply"......OK lets see.

    regards Worgeordie

    Those who criticise the 'Thai bashers', seem to forget that's it the government who are providing all the feed lines. Sometimes makes it difficult not to have a pop.

  2. 9 minutes ago, rooster59 said:

    They can bring many bottles of such sanitisers on board but the total volume of such sanitisers together or combined with other liquid gels or sprays is limited to a maximum of 1,000ml.

    Being cynical, I wonder who will be the first to have multiple bottles of 'hand sanitiser' in their hand luggage, which is really vodka with blue food colouring?

  3. 1 hour ago, rooster59 said:

    They operate under the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement, with contracts and intellectual property regulations which prohibit them from selling their products domestically. They are only for export.

    So it looks likes our illustrious leader doesn't appear to have any 'emergency powers' to prevent this, even though the whole thing is going on within Thailand.

    And I could have sworn he said he was in control.

    Oops, I forgot. List of what's important, got it in the correct order now:

    Money-making opportunities.

    Health of the population.


  4. 1 hour ago, Assurancetourix said:

    They therefore prefer to facilitate traffic rather than maximize prevention.
    After that, it will come as no surprise that the Covid-19 has spread throughout the country. :crazy:

    I know there has been erroneous reporting about this (allegedly), but if the police were to fine people for not wearing a mask (even in their own vehicle), you could be assured there would be 100% check of all vehicles - forget about 'traffic disruption'.


  5. 2 hours ago, smedly said:

    the 8000 odd PUI what exactly are they doing with them ?


    you wonder why the confirmed cases of CV-19 are so low - well you have your answer, they don't seem to be testing the PUI masses

    They're using the same template for the road traffic death figures:

    You're only counted if you die at the scene of an accident, not if you die in the ambulance, or later in hospital.


    Looks like they must only be Covid-19 testing the people who can no longer be listed as PUI, but just those with fully blown symptoms.


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  6. 1 hour ago, rvaviator said:

    So that you can explain to your GF / Wife maybe .....  My GF was panicking last night as nothing was working .... I told her to wait as to many people are trying all at once ....

    My wife tried but kept failing at the two system security checks:


    The Captcha check.

    Despite me watching her entering the correct sequence it failed many times, telling her she had incorrectly entered the Captcha code. It looked like the Captcha image was not updating, and kept displaying an earlier one although that was no longer valid.

    Got around it by clicking "request another Captcha image", and not trusting the first one supplied.


    The OTP sent to your mobile phone number registered on the system.

    Quite common use by banks, etc. Once she clicked on the button to request an OTP, a five minute countdown started above the space to enter the OTP.

    Twice it timed out, the first successful SMS receipt was well after five minutes.

    Obviously the interface between the website and their link to send SMSs was overwhelmed.


    In the end we set the alarm clock for 2am and successfully applied then, when the system was quieter.


  7. 7 minutes ago, Lacessit said:

    I don't understand why the OP is in such a tizz about this. Unless he has been living in a cave, everyone knows the accepted culture is to wear a mask where people are, for their protection if you are infectious. Or wear a mask to protect yourself from what is described as air quality here, a classic oxymoron.

    Go home, get a mask. Is that so hard?

    From what I've been reading there are people unable to find masks to buy.

    Near us, the pointless surgical masks that were 5 Baht are now on sale at 16 Baht each.


    I use the word 'pointless' as wearing a cloth/paper surgical mask won't prevent you being infected by someone who is already infected coughing on you. However, if they are wearing a mask it can reduce the chance of them spreading the virus.


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  8. On 3/28/2020 at 3:32 AM, HHTel said:

    If you have the virus, unless your coughing and sneezing, it's unlikely you can infect another who is more than 6 feet away (social distancing is 2 metres),  If you are coughing and sneezing then you shouldn't even be around the public and most definitely be wearing a mask whether the coughing/sneezing is from the virus or the 'flu.




    The main transmission is believed to be from surfaces, which is why the emphasis is on regular and thorough hand washing. The virus is not airborne and if coughed into the air, it will sink/drop to a surface where it can survive for quite long periods.

    Wearing one of these paper masks is no protection against the virus which has been proven in a number of studies. As the mask becomes moist and gets contaminated from your own hands, it can become a petri dish and actually aid the spread.


    I see the CDC page above says:

    "It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads."


    I was reading some new info from the US about how long Covid-19 can survive. Last week they discovered it can survive on plastic and stainless steel for up to 72 hours:
    source: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2004973?query=featured_home


    My wife when wearing a compulsory face mask to go to the bank or food shopping, for example, now knows not to touch her face - or mask - while she's out, but to wait until she gets home and has washed her hands thoroughly before removing the mask.


  9. 1 hour ago, smedly said:

    touch you skin after being in direct sunlight even with a slight sunburn - the skin will be very hot to touch


    The are accurate places on the body to measure temperature - the skin is not one of them - simple 

    Right thanks.

    I appreciate you've said the same thing already in previous posts. I wanted to understand the logic behind the idea of skin thermometers, and why they appear flawed in this particular instance.



    The question that it doesn't seems anyone can answer so far - or can they:

    If they use a skin thermometer when I've been in the sun cycling - because it seems this thermometer is 'easier' or allegedly 'more efficient', could I be carted off for further testing - and would that be at my expense I wonder?


    Or can someone say if those doing the 'roadside' non-medical 'point and zap' tests know what they're doing? Somehow I doubt that.


  10. 23 minutes ago, legend49 said:

    Wow two land lines. Hope there is a panic many farang ringing, get used to congestion audio. I prefer the live interaction online with Airlines. You type in your issue and get instant responses you read. Last two times I have spoken with my visa agent Thai rep and BBL rep their pronunciation and slurring words into one sentence made no sense to me. resorted to emailing their bosses for an answer.

    They're both mobile numbers.

  11. On 3/27/2020 at 4:13 AM, smedly said:

    if your temp is taken on skin surface you will be taken away by men in white suits as you will be showing 40c + as I have pointed out on several threads you cannot take body temp on skin surface outdoors in the sun

    There seems to be a bit of slanging match about this, which I have no intention of in getting involved in.


    What I would like to understand is about checking your temperature (during the Covid-19 pandemic) using one of the "skin thermometers" for want of a better description. These seem to being used by everyone and their dog, in fact anyone with the smallest amount of authority at the moment in Thailand.


    Now I'm not au fait with a lot of this, hence posting the sources. Referring to wiki to start with:


    "Normal human body temperature (normothermia, euthermia) is the typical temperature range found in humans. The normal human body temperature range is typically stated as 36.5–37.5 °C (97.7–99.5 °F).[8]

    Human body temperature varies. It depends on sex, age, time of day, exertion level, health status (such as illness and menstruation), what part of the body the measurement is taken at, state of consciousness (waking, sleeping, sedated), and emotions."

    source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_body_temperature


    So having a 'range' of 36.5 - 37.5C - is this what all and sundry have been instructed to look for I wonder?



    Moving on to another google result:

    "Temperature of a Healthy Human (Skin Temperature)"

    Apart from showing a lot of different temperature variations for different situations, it also says:

    "If a person was to be in a warm room and her skin temperature was cooler than the air, her skin temperature would rise."

    source: https://hypertextbook.com/facts/2001/AbantyFarzana.shtml



    My straight question is:

    Those who might zap me, presumably looking for 36.5 -37.5C.

    If I can continue cycling (talking to no one, interacting with no one), and being in the direct sun while "exercising" for want of a better word, am I likely to be reported as 'suspect', because from the above it does seem bit bit hit and miss regarding 36.5 - 37.5C?


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