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I see that Siam TV is open as usual, which tells me that the owner must be someone in the military or government. Electronic shops are not supposed to be open as they are non-essential. 

I also see that used clothing shops are open, as is at least one guitar shop. 

 

What shops do you see open that are not essential? 

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Well, this went off subject fast. 

 

If you think this isn't "working," then what do you suggest to fit your bill? Total house arrest for the entire nation for a couple weeks? No one in or out. Government will deliver rice meals to your house, same as the ones in prisons. Do not open borders for at least 6 months. No postal service from infected countries. Wearing a mask, even a stupid paper one, is now law, even on your own property. Police blockades to check your papers. Do you have the permit to walk your dog? Why are you outside? 

Let's start shaming each other. Dirty farangs must be deported; they are not following the Thai culture. When their visas come up, no renewals. Let's make Thailand safe for Thais. 

 

The fact is that if this was an airborne disease, there might be some validity in all the distancing, but according to the people who study this, nearly all infections come from surface contacts. So unless someone actually coughs right on you, the chances of it floating 5 feet and landing on you is very small indeed. 

 

Either you believe the experts and doctors or you don't. That's up to you. If you think everyone ought to wear a flimsy paper mask, bully for you. Why aren't we wearing them all the time to prevent seasonal flu and anything else the boogie man might cough up? If you think this virus (which goes through the cloth and paper masks like a neutrino through matter) will be "blocked" by a non-N95 or higher mask, great. Your thoughts are free for you to think. 

 

Compare Sweden and Denmark in the ways they have dealt with the situation and you will see that this "distancing" thing and closures don't really make all that much difference. 

 

And again, as I've said: 0.0018 percent of the population here has been infected, with 0.000009 percent of the population dying from the virus. Is this really worth pulling out all the stops? Clearly not. 

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7 hours ago, FolkGuitar said:

 

Does that include the old Farang morons sitting and drinking together in front of the bars?

I saw at least four different groups of them, none wearing masks, sitting together at tables.

Yes. of course it does. Idiots.

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9 hours ago, Pilotman said:

These morons, as you put it, are trying to make a living.  In a country with no social security safety nets, its hardly surprising. 

Soon they may well be dead morons along with the people they are infecting.

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Shops at Warorot/Kad Luang are open. Not all but more than you would think. Bought a small rice cooker there last week as Tesco and Big C taped off the appliance sections.

BTW, stopped at Peera Pharmacy last week too. Ran into more than a couple farang with no masks on. I would not care, more that they are Anutins poster B-----s and are oblivious.

 

Too smoky to walk this morning so looks like it's the Nats, FSAsia, in 10 minutes. 
 

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2 hours ago, fishtank said:

Soon they may well be dead morons along with the people they are infecting.

the certainty of destitution against the outside chance of getting an inflection that kills you, I know which I would choose and so do they.

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Good, good. Defiance can be a beautiful thing. Small mom and pop shops being open are no threat to anyone, as long as minor precautions are being taken. Why should the big guys be allowed to be open, and the little guys, who really need it, be deprived of a livelihood? I consider the economic shutdown to be 100 levels beyond inane. 

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