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  1. Will they have to be Tesco Lotus face masks, or will 7 Eleven masks be allowed? <For the hard-of-learning: Sarcasm>
  2. 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.
  3. 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?
  4. 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.
  5. Oh gawd. forget about toads. We're not going seem him kissing chickens now are we? As someone said the other day - just tell him to get the cluck outta here.
  6. 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'.
  7. 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.
  8. Is he saying that I haven't had 80 power cuts at home since 2013? The last two were on 25th March - we managed two in one day.
  9. 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 It looked like the Captcha image was not updating, and kept displaying an earlier one although that was no longer valid.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.
  10. Someone should zip him up before he goes, goes Rooster I remember the joke at the time was to do with him inserting a chocolate bar in his nether regions: Careless with a Whispa.
  11. bluesofa


    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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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?
  15. Am I? So there weren't two robbers then? Why would the cashier be outside, let alone having a fag with the robber?
  16. From what i can see, the robber going through the cash tills doesn't appear to be wearing any plastic gloves. Fingerprints?
  17. I'd guess it would take a heck of a lot to sanitise them, given their poor reputation judging by news reports of un-monk-like behaviour we often read about.
  18. All due to the seals around the respirator being intact and not leaking.
  19. Are we allowed to say that these days ??? You it a go. Could end up be sued faster than you can say 'covid'.
  20. Yes but what about the intense UV and tropical heat..didn't someone say that would kill it and so save Thailand in time for Songkran ??? Ah yes. Obviously need to park the motorbike inside one of the many empty GoGo bars, to make use of their UV lighting, as long as the aircon isn't running. Looks like Songkran's back on!
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