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British tourist fighting for life in Thailand feared to be first western victim of mystery Chinese coronavirus


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An impressive response from the medical services.    Its good to see this response rather than ‘no insurance no hospital’ type approach...    Even in unfortunate circumstances it’s go

yeah because when you are dying from a mystery virus the first thing you think is "mind if we take a longboat mate i need to save a few quid.."  

Well, this is reported by 'The Sun' no less who clearly haven't done their homework. High altitude travel is not possible from an island with no airport!  

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9 hours ago, Traubert said:

Good idea, time to go home to the land of the free. 😄

I'd prefer to take my chances with the flu, than risk life in the land of the gun!

 

In 2017, gun deaths reached their highest level since 1968 with 39,773 deaths by firearm, of which 23,854 were by suicide and 14,542 were homicides.Wikipedia

 

 

 

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16 hours ago, richard_smith237 said:

An impressive response from the medical services. 
 

Its good to see this response rather than ‘no insurance no hospital’ type approach... 

 

Even in unfortunate circumstances it’s good to see Thailand in a positive light in the news for a change. 

 

He is insured, otherwise he's be dead by now. I'm sure it was the hospital agreeing to fly him out after being assured they would be compensated. 

 

“His insurers and the top doctor agreed to fly him by seaplane to Bumrungrad. He wasn’t able to go above a certain altitude because his lungs would pop.

 

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20 minutes ago, Old Croc said:

I'd prefer to take my chances with the flu, than risk life in the land of the gun!

 

In 2017, gun deaths reached their highest level since 1968 with 39,773 deaths by firearm, of hich 23,854 were by suicide and 14,542 were homicides.Wikipedia

 

 

 

Certainly don't go if you tend to be depressed. 

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Considering the amount of Anti western/pro Chinese stance of the government at the moment i'm beginning to believe more and more in karma........ "What goes around comes around"........  32, Hope the kid gets well.....

Let's hope the TAT gets the Fung shoi man in to tell them to ease up on the farang bashing or a plague of locusts will invade the country........

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might be a good idea to get a pneumonia shot this year.  does the virus cause viral pneumonia or is it bacterial pneumonia.  the difference is that if it's a secondary bacterial infection promoted by the virus than the pneumonia vaccine would help.  

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14 hours ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

 

So far... there's no evidence of human to human transmission for this virus. And WHO has, thus far, specifically advised against any travel restrictions.

 

The Chinese government this morning have confirmed that it can be transmitted human to human (statement by the Chinese president)

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17 minutes ago, 1duckyboy said:

He is insured, otherwise he's be dead by now. I'm sure it was the hospital agreeing to fly him out after being assured they would be compensated. 

 

“His insurers and the top doctor agreed to fly him by seaplane to Bumrungrad. He wasn’t able to go above a certain altitude because his lungs would pop.

 

Since Koh Phi Phi doesn't have an airport the only way to fly somebody to the mainland is by seaplane!

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Foreign Media say cases have already been confirmed in Thailand 

 

"The outbreak has put other countries on alert as millions of Chinese travel for Lunar New Year. Authorities in Thailand and in Japan have already identified at least three cases, all involving recent travel from China."

 https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2020/jan/20/china-s-xi-says-coronavirus-outbreak-mu/

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16 hours ago, TheDark said:

Not about the money, but more of practicality. The story also said "He had to be ferried by specialised seaplane because his damaged lungs could not cope with high altitude travel.", which indicates that there are flights between these two islands.

 

I will believe this story only after it's been reported in more reliable news sources. 

 

Also, there was no mention, if the person has been to Wuhan region, which is the most important information in this case. 

It has been disclosed that it can be transmitted by people 

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16 hours ago, richard_smith237 said:

An impressive response from the medical services. 
 

Its good to see this response rather than ‘no insurance no hospital’ type approach... 

 

Even in unfortunate circumstances it’s good to see Thailand in a positive light in the news for a change. 

 

Check the last sentence for his gofundme donations. 

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17 hours ago, webfact said:

But it is feared the Chinese authorities are hiding the true scale of the problem.

Maybe they should suspend direct flights from this Chinese region util the Chinese start to prove they're screening people 100% before boarding a flight to Thailand.

But still screen all inbound flights from China before immigration points.

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Well I sincerely hope it isn't the new virus cos we've been led to believe it ain't so virulent (as in it kills you) for those not suffering from pre-existing conditions, but if a 30 something who was "a seriously fit and strong guy before this" can be laid at death's door by it, then we all have a real problem.

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