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1 hour ago, herwin1234 said:

140.000 people hospitalized and more than 8000 people died of the virus in the usa alone! 

not talking about the corona virus but about this years ongoing influenza epidemy...

so the usa cant control a returning yearly deadly epidemy causing thousands of death, yet all here are bitching about Thailand with zero death.

Why not let authorities do their job and we just go on with our lives...

That big bad flu with its death rate under 0.01% compared to this with a death rate of 2%. Not to mention you can get a flu shot which makes 40% of people immune and lessons the affects drastically. If this blew up it would be way way worse then the Flu.

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1 minute ago, lovesthespicy said:

That big bad flu with its death rate under 0.01% compared to this with a death rate of 2%. Not to mention you can get a flu shot which makes 40% of people immune and lessons the affects drastically. 

2%! OMG. Where's my hand sanitizer? There'll be more deaths on the road in Thailand than from this virus in any given period

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9 minutes ago, mauGR1 said:

Not sure i am correct, but it seems that China itself is restricting its nationals to go abroad.

 

AFAIK, only from the locked down areas overall, and then tour group travel at large. Not nationwide. And there are of course questions about just how well those restrictions are being enforced in China.

 

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If this "considering" will take a longer time to do that cut they will have another hub..... the country with most Corona cases outside China. 

But sure..... money talks as always 

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Waiting for permission I guess he isn't as important as he thinks he is. The US Japan UK and other countries have already removed their people

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25 minutes ago, Gweiloman said:

Don’t see any western countries taking any significant action in restricting the Chinese. The posters here should concentrate their vitriol on their home countries instead. Thailand doesn’t give a toss as to what expats here think. 

Check the number of Chinese entering a country. Thailand is at the top, at most risk, they should take drastic measures. But you are right, west should act quickly and decisively and they haven't. Their only hope now is to be able to contain it, which likely won't happen because of lack of quick diagnostics. This thing will go round the planet in weeks.

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16 minutes ago, ThaiBunny said:

2%! OMG. Where's my hand sanitizer? 

At least 11%, similar to SARS. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30211-7/fulltext

 

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Of the 99 patients with 2019-nCoV pneumonia, 49 (49%) had a history of exposure to the Huanan seafood market. The average age of the patients was 55·5 years (SD 13·1), including 67 men and 32 women. 2019-nCoV was detected in all patients by real-time RT-PCR. 50 (51%) patients had chronic diseases. Patients had clinical manifestations of fever (82 [83%] patients), cough (81 [82%] patients), shortness of breath (31 [31%] patients), muscle ache (11 [11%] patients), confusion (nine [9%] patients), headache (eight [8%] patients), sore throat (five [5%] patients), rhinorrhoea (four [4%] patients), chest pain (two [2%] patients), diarrhoea (two [2%] patients), and nausea and vomiting (one [1%] patient). According to imaging examination, 74 (75%) patients showed bilateral pneumonia, 14 (14%) patients showed multiple mottling and ground-glass opacity, and one (1%) patient had pneumothorax. 17 (17%) patients developed acute respiratory distress syndrome and, among them, 11 (11%) patients worsened in a short period of time and died of multiple organ failure.

 

But hey by all means go lick the door knobs. Just do everybody a favor and lock yourself in for the next four weeks after that.

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Nobody needs to be isolated for 2 weeks, a coronavirus test can be performed in 24-48 hours.

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1 minute ago, Iron Tongue said:

Nobody needs to be isolated for 2 weeks, a coronavirus test can be performed in 24-48 hours.

Tell that to Thais. The backlog is growing at the same rate as new suspected cases for days now: https://ddc.moph.go.th/viralpneumonia/eng/situation.php

 

It's starting to become obvious they are stalling the results to protect their all-overpowering need to get the TAT arrival numbers up.

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34 minutes ago, Iron Tongue said:

Nobody needs to be isolated for 2 weeks, a coronavirus test can be performed in 24-48 hours.

True but if the queue for the test goes down the stairs, 4 times around the block, halfway down the high street and is 4 people wide that time scale may get stretched a bit.

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They should "consider" suspending all flights from China until this outbreak is under control - oh I forgot, according to Thailand's PM it is 100% under control already! 

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1 hour ago, DrTuner said:

Check the number of Chinese entering a country. Thailand is at the top, at most risk, they should take drastic measures. But you are right, west should act quickly and decisively and they haven't. Their only hope now is to be able to contain it, which likely won't happen because of lack of quick diagnostics. This thing will go round the planet in weeks.

"But you are right, west should act quickly and decisively and they haven't."

 

Wrong! British Airways was among many European and American airlines to suspend ALL flights TO and FROM China! I believe the first could have been Finnair from 28 Jan, but the rest all followed suit within  a couple of days. Just a quick check on one website reveal at least a dozen European airlines that have now suspended flights, and also the USA, and Canada have followed suit.

 

I wonder how long it will take Thailand to "grasp the nettle"?

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7 hours ago, Jimbo2014 said:

Dont expect any action fast.  Time for a committee, study tour and workshop.

To be held in Italy, so that they can see how the Italians are dealing with it! 

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