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I fill sorry for the few tourst who are still there who will now get milked even more we all know how Thai economics works.

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Coronavirus: Hubei province reports spike in new confirmed cases and deaths after change in diagnostic criteria
Hubei’s new confirmed cases pegged at 14,840, nearly 10 times more than the previous day, while deaths more than doubled to 242
Increases come after change in diagnostic criteria
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/3050354/coronavirus-hubei-province-reports-sharp-spike-new-confirmed

 

And it's not going away even Chinese President is touring Beijing neighbourhood in a communist propaganda video... 
Coronavirus: Xi Jinping tours Beijing neighbourhood as global death toll reaches 910
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/3049759/coronavirus-china-reports-97-new-fatalities-death-toll


Most likely Thai government China's southern province officials learn from these videos how to feed BS to the people..

 

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People say don't compare COVID-19 with seasonal flu, which mutates rapidly.  But then someone says COVID-19 may be seasonal.  And COVID-19 is an RNA based virus, just like seasonal flu which indicates it *may* mutate rapidly, making a permanent vaccine impossible.

 

Then someone says this could infect 60% of the world's population and at an estimated 1% death rate that would mean 77 million deaths worldwide.

 

Don't worry 20 something Gap Year Flashpackers Drunken Partiers...

 

Highly unlikely you'll be affected by 

COVID-19.

 

Fact:

"About 80% of people who died from the [COVID-19] virus in China were over the age of 60, and 75% had pre-existing conditions"

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/11/the-coronavirus-appears-to-be-sparing-one-group-of-people-kids.html

 

"Pre-existing conditions"?

 

Like obesity, diabetes and heart problems from not exercising and eating a bad diet of burgers, fish & chips and bangers & mash? 

 

And liver disease from chronic alcoholism?

 

You know what this means?

 

Before too long, the TVF Dinosaur typing pool could go extinct. 🙈

 

But seriously folks, it's much, much too early to tell if the TVF Dinosaurs will die off.

 

Most likely there will be a worldwide recession for a few months.

 

Worse case, worldwide depression resulting in a toilet paper shortage.

 

Of which, the Thai people will be immune because they don't need it. 😋

 

Brother can you spare a square?

 

 

 

 

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I think mainly because of the attitude of immigration employees towards tourists and expats who come here for holiday, surly, almost hostile 😞

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I couldn't be more happy! Personally, I hope the Thai economy tanks and never recovers!!! Make no mistake about it, the country of Thailand absolutely hates all farang!!!!!

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19 hours ago, webfact said:

As a driver of one of Thailand’s renowned “tuk tuk” motorised rickshaws, Amonchai Laodoungdee is used to busy days ferrying tourists around Bangkok, but on Tuesday he waited for four hours at a shopping mall without a single customer.

I stopped using tuk tuks as the roof was always too low to see out without lying almost horizontal, and I'm not tall.

The problem with Thai tourism is that the people that run it make zero effort to tailor their side to cater for the tourists that give them employment. If they gave a damn, the tuk tuks would have roofs that are high enough for normal height farangs to see out while sitting normally. The songteaws of Pattaya raised their roofs back in the 90s, which was great. The red songtheaws of Chiang Mai have not. The longtails that served on the islands often had no roofs at all, no lifejackets and no mufflers- pure ignorance. Many of the huts I stayed in had death trap electrical wiring, no insect screens and no mossie nets over the beds. Many tour companies had the unfortunate habit of picking up customers in nice new vans and putting everyone into clapped out old vans for the actual tour.

No wonder Thai tourism is in the toilet.

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17 hours ago, CanuckThai said:

 

Ok.  So Thai tourism will potentially lose X, Vietnam tourism will potentially lose 2X+ of what Thailand will.  Question: is Vietnam's tourist revenue 2+ times that of Thailand, or is there that much "shrinkage" in reported tourism revenue in Thailand?  

You need to look at source again: Thai loses of $3 billion are from Jan to Apr. Vietnam just says loses are $6 billion. If taken both for full year then Thai loses would be $12 billion. Since Thai GDP is about twice Vietnam GDP: (12B/500B for Thailand) and (6B/250B for Vietnam)  Then although there are a lot of 2x's here the percent loses are equal for loss/GDP

 

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19 hours ago, monkfish said:

legally

surely you jest sir?

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