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Grim forecast of coronavirus infections refuted by senior health official

 

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A senior doctor at Thailand’s Disease Control Department (DCD), has dismissed as “very unlikely” the grim forecast by some doctors that by April 15th COVID-19 infections in Thailand will reach 350,000, with about 7,000 fatalities.

 

DCD Deputy Director-General Dr. Thanarak Phlipat said on Facebook today that he has received many enquiries about whether forecasts of an exponential rise in the number of infections and fatalities is reasonable. He responded by saying it is “very unlikely.”

 

With less than 20 days to go before April 15th, Dr. Thanarak said that the predictions of 7,000 fatalities for Thailand, in the case of no lockdowns, and 485, if a lockdown is imposed, are inflated. Thailand’s death toll up to March 29th stood at 7, out of the 1,388 confirmed COVID-19 infections.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/grim-forecast-of-coronavirus-infections-refuted-by-senior-health-official/

 

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10 minutes ago, webfact said:

senior doctor at Thailand’s Disease Control Department (DCD), has dismissed as “very unlikely” the grim forecast by some doctors that by April 15th COVID-19 infections in Thailand will reach 350,000, with about 7,000 fatalities

What does he base his scepticism on .. In every country this has gripped the number's have dramatically increased day on day with a mortality rate of at least 5% in some countries despite the best efforts to contain it .. and yet here again they are batting away what could and may well happen with their customary head in the sand outlook .. 

 

Nowt so blind as those who don't want to see .. 

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We will all  face the ravishes of this  pandemic equally  short of the opportunities  the mega rich have to avoid it.

 

It won't be easy for most of us but  that's just how it is.

 

Worrying about what we can't control seems like a waste to me.

 

I'd rather think about  flowers or anything else   rather than how bad things are.

 

Maybe this is the time for  all the "fire and Brimstone" members to come forward if that's what  get them interested. 

 

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26 minutes ago, Andy from Kent said:

We will all  face the ravishes of this  pandemic equally  short of the opportunities  the mega rich have to avoid it.

 

It won't be easy for most of us but  that's just how it is.

 

Worrying about what we can't control seems like a waste to me.

 

I'd rather think about  flowers or anything else   rather than how bad things are.

 

Maybe this is the time for  all the "fire and Brimstone" members to come forward if that's what  get them interested. 

 

We can all help control it. NPI everyone. The govt didn't close the borders early enough (listened to CCP and WHO) and people didn't employ NPI soon enough BUT everyone has a role to play. Head in the sand may not be the best way to go. If everyone thought this way then we will be forced into it a 24hr ongoing curfew. Protecting others from yourself and yourself from others is a must.

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This is depressing me.

We have had no village water for 6 days now, our well is quite deep, but it is not enough for my wife and I to wash and to water the garden.

If it doesn't rain soon we will be out completely.

A groundwater drill will cost 100,000 baht apparently, so when I suggested we do this my wife said what's the point we may not be here in 2 years.

I am thinking at this rate we may not see Christmas.

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12 minutes ago, OneeyedJohn said:

This is depressing me.

We have had no village water for 6 days now, our well is quite deep, but it is not enough for my wife and I to wash and to water the garden.

If it doesn't rain soon we will be out completely.

A groundwater drill will cost 100,000 baht apparently, so when I suggested we do this my wife said what's the point we may not be here in 2 years.

I am thinking at this rate we may not see Christmas.

have a shower in the garden, kills two birds with one stone

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Posted (edited)

The garden is two acres, but thanks anyway.

See the source image

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I hope Thais are taking the names. Once it does hit, then they know who to move to permanent "inactive position".

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