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My experience flying into Suvarnabhumi yesterday

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3 hours ago, ICELANDMAN said:
3 hours ago, NanLaew said:

I defer to the aficionados of the nanny state everywhere. You know who you are.

 

In the meantime, I will carry on doing what has served me well these last 3 score and 3 years on the planet and pay attention and look after myself.

 

FWIW, if anyone else is into DIY health scare prevention, you can buy yourself some disposable P2/N95 grade masks. recommended by several Australian state health authorities for protection in the current circumstances.

 

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PS: These are NOT available at 7-eleven.

 

 

Thank you but you not found this anywhere, is too later stock out

You snooze, you lose. Nothing new here.

 

BTW, have you got your flu shot yet?

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Colloidal silver snorted into the sinuses after a good nose blowing.    Works for me. 

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7 hours ago, Salerno said:

Knowing about the disinfecting needs, why didn't you bring your own disinfecting gel or alcohol or disinfecting tissue and do it step by step yourself when needed....

Europe or other countries worldwide are even worse than Thailand where people wear masks and gloves since more than 20 years, even before SARS outbreak cause they put it even when they are sick not to affect others around, instead caucasian foreigners never do and arrive sick with flu, sneezing and coughing from abroad for their vacations here and without care of locals when in crowded places....!!

Instead all Thailand's international airports I've seen are always clean and well mantained, much more than in other so called developed countries that instead reduse personnel to save money.....

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I came from DMK yesterday to HCMC, and as the OP describes, it was the same for me at both airports.

In fact a Korean teenager was behind me in the queue at immigration in HCMC sniffing and coughing from time to time and nobody batted an eyelid.  

I actually hadn't given much thought myself to the perils of using the scanner, which clearly wasnt being cleaned during my time stood in the queue at DMK.

I would say that considering the panic surrounding this virus outbreak, there didn't seem to be much going on at either airport to prevent it spreading, apart from the larger percentage of people wearing masks, (many of which were the really thin paper like ones), which of course overall are only a minimal barrier against a virus. 

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3 hours ago, NanLaew said:

You snooze, you lose. Nothing new here.

 

BTW, have you got your flu shot yet?

The masks commonly used are about as much use as a cigarrette lighter on a motorbike,  even the P2?N95 masks, are really only suitable to prevent outgoing germs from a person and really not designed to prevent inhalation from the surrounding air to the level of particles as small as a virus.  They do not provide an efficient seal arround the face, they do not protect ingress of viral materials through the eyes.  

The best way to prevent inhalation of airborne materials is by  using a positive pressure face mask...https://www.amazon.com/3M-Facepiece-Respirator-6800-Chemicals/dp/B007JZ1LG6/ref=pd_sbs_121_3/133-0974828-8852411?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B007JZ1LG6&pd_rd_r=2ea311a6-ce10-4f2a-919a-3f429ef28c3d&pd_rd_w=xfcZ1&pd_rd_wg=GwXkh&pf_rd_p=bdd201df-734f-454e-883c-73b0d8ccd4c3&pf_rd_r=DAP3YHQYFZQNPKTEDE9B&psc=1&refRID=DAP3YHQYFZQNPKTEDE9B

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12 hours ago, Genmai said:

In short, there's not a chance in hell they are going to contain this thing. I advise everyone to plan accordingly.

My response to that would be that you are probably very lucky that they did not contain you with your terrible attitude. Sometimes in life there are things that are worse than a virus, and you are walking a very thin line on the way to proving that.

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 so... how well do the fingerprint scanner cope with a thick barrier of gel on your fingers?

can visualise the face scanning must cause some problems for some...  being forced to prise their masks off. 

But then having an incoming ID shot, wth mask; shouldn't be that much of a probem

 - as the outgoing ID photo would be a Match!  

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Does anyone know where to easily buy the green surgical masks in Bangkok? Thanks. 

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11 hours ago, Gweiloman said:

You mean.....you mean.... the airport is a hospital?

I think there is a hospital in the airport?

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7 hours ago, thaibeachlovers said:

The only actual way to "protect the nation" is to ban all inbound flights and inward cross border travel.

"PUBLIC SAFETY" or "TOURIST  MONEY" alas Tourist Money for the WIN!

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