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Phuket tour bus operators’ crisis deepens amid virus fallout

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I am of the opinion that you have made many mistakes, the first one, that of not putting money aside for things like this and then allowing so many buses to do the same job.
You certainly thought it would go well forever ....

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5 hours ago, RotBenz8888 said:

Wonder what'll happen to the accident rate:whistling:

It’ll go up to compensate for the lack of vehicles...Thai style 😂 

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2 hours ago, Geoffggi said:

This would be a good time to hold driving tuition and have the bus drivers take appropriate tests e.g. driving test, road safety tests, drug tests anger management etc...........LOL

Don’t forget the all important Amulet burnishing 

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Now, where did I leave my heart pumping purple p!ss since the last lot of lazy scrounging Thai wasters declared they were in crisis and needed the government to bail them out because of their stupidity ? 

 

Zero sympathy for these morons 

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Good to know. I can now go to Patong from Kathu without fears of break failures. Tired of going through Chalong!

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23 hours ago, keith101 said:

Some experts are saying that the infection from the virus in China is more likely to be 4 to 5 times higher than what the Chinese government is saying which in affect could mean the death toll might be as high as 4,000 to 5,000 very scary if true .

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For as long as I can remember now, we've been saying 36,000 people die each year from the flu.  When we've asked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for updated figures, they told us 36K was the best they had.

Didn't seem quite right that it never changed year after year.

Now it turns out the 36K was calculated way back in 1999, when flu deaths hit a peak.

A new analysis of the past 31 flu seasons, put out by the CDC this afternoon, shows that 36K might have been a third too high. It's more like 23,607 per year, on average. But it all depends on how you slice the data.

The new average is an average of the past 31 seasons. It goes all the way back to 1976. But if you were to look at just the past 10 seasons, the average per year is higher -- 32,743.

Or you can look at this way: In some years as few as 3,349 have died (back in 1986-7).  But the highest annual average toll was 48,614, just seven seasons ago (2003-4)....

MORE HERE: Common flu in USA ... 1/4 the pop. of China. Huge tightly/highly populated mega cities in China. Epidemic/pandemic? Numbers will have to continue to rise exponentially before the need to panic.

 

CDC: 80,000 people died of flu last winter in U.S., highest death toll in 40 years

By ASSOCIATED PRESS

SEPTEMBER 26, 2018

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Flu vaccine vialsVials of flu vaccineMATT ROURKE/AP

NEW YORK — An estimated 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter — the disease’s highest death toll in at least four decades.

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21 hours ago, webfact said:

PHUKET: More than 1,200 tour buses in Phuket now lay idle as operators and drivers yesterday appealed to the Phuket Governor for assistance

Good time to get some well needed maintenance done.... being idle is what causes most of the accidents!

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22 hours ago, keith101 said:

Some experts are saying that the infection from the virus in China is more likely to be 4 to 5 times higher than what the Chinese government is saying which in affect could mean the death toll might be as high as 4,000 to 5,000 very scary if true .

Some experts prescribed thalidomide to pregnant women, careful which experts you pay attention too. 

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22 hours ago, DrTuner said:

Weren't the Chinese supposed to be "FIT"s, where are all the "independents" now. Or could it be, gasp, that it was all still zero baht tours led remotely from China, now gone like an irrational fart into the Sahara of logic.

Look at the bright side.  All the double-priced trinkets in the shops they took them to are now 40% off.  What a deal!

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16 hours ago, madmen said:

Falling asleep in a stationary bus will be a novelty for them 

But they'll awake bright eyed and bushy tailed in the morning.  First time in years!

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22 hours ago, keith101 said:

Some experts are saying that the infection from the virus in China is more likely to be 4 to 5 times higher than what the Chinese government is saying which in affect could mean the death toll might be as high as 4,000 to 5,000 very scary if true .

Other experts say there's nothing to worry about since only 2! victims of the virus have died outside of China so far.

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2 hours ago, ChipButty said:

My mate told me Chalong is empty no buses

 

There are still Pegas buses with Russians. I still see plenty coaches coming over the hill Chalong Kata. But no clapped out old coaches with Chinese.

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