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Thailand reports 89 new coronavirus cases, one more death

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18 minutes ago, Timwin said:

The new virus is another typical coronavirus. The spreading rate is much slower in tropical countries. Otherwise, Thailand would have been much worse than northern Italy long ago with much more Chinese tourists per year. 

 

Thais have taken this also quite seriously. Wearing mask has become almost mandatory in shopping malls and other shops. Many markets have been closed.

Most of the Thais I have seen wearing a mask,think its for keeping the chin warm.

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2 minutes ago, ThailandRyan said:

Why would you think that if you had symptoms they would test you. This is Thailand, and if you have the money to pay for it maybe you can get a test, but normal people as has been stated many times in different OPS are sent home with meds and told to quarantine for 14 days.  Do you think that if they died at home the body would be tested to see what they died of, start thinking outside of the box.  This does not just hit the old and people with pre-existing conditions.  My daughter is a surgical ICU Nurse and has a 6 month old baby and 17 year old boy die from this at her hospital in the US.  It takes all kinds to be a self righteous person and believe they know what is really happening as far as testing and treatment....

Nice to hear someone who has his head screwed on over this. Shame we cant all think alike, perhaps if we did we really would have a fighting chance of cutting the life of this virus. I suspect it is now going to run its course with millions infected and hundreds of thousands losing their lives. stay safe fella, good luck. Oh, and hats off to your daughter.

 

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Corona virus comes in many dozens of forms but there is only one variety identified as Covid-19.

 

Covid 19 is much more communicable and more virulent than the other Corona viruses.

 

The test For covid-19 takes a couple of days to complete in a specialist lab that's not overstressed - and much longer than this when overloaded. Thailand (and most other nations too) is only doing the short test initially.

 

The quick tests that are needing to be done on the spot are inconclusive and detect ALL strains of corona, including Covid-19.

 

Therefore all positives are told to go away and see what happens in isolation. If they get better it's flu. If they get worse it's covid and they're hospitalised (if they can afford it).

 

The UK, for instance last week had 20,000 cases of covid, but this was out of 128,000 people who tested positive and were self isolated. Therefore 15% of the "positives" had got covid. The remaining 85% had either flu or something else.

 

In the northern  hemisphere this is running parallel with seasonal flu, which alone causes 17,000 deaths in the UK every year. Thailand averages far less; 6,000 to 7,000 cases of flu per year.

 

With the indecisive testing process and the added Covid cases on top of the already-existing life-threatening seasonal flu cases, health services and hospitals aren't able to cope - hence the Thai Gov's advice to self-isolate to see what happens.

 

In a month (or so) the seasonal flu will disappear, and we wait to see what happens to the covid - whether it is more resilient, or whether it also dies away.

 

But my feeling is that if you normally don't get seasonal flu, even without having annual vaccinations (and Thailnd rarely ever gets any cases in the south, only in central and northern areas) then you have roughly only a 15% chance of getting Covid -  OTHER THAN THE FACT THAT'S IT'S NOW BEING TRANSMITTED MAINLY BY SURFACE CONTACT. Constant hand-cleansing is vital.

 

The actual numbers here are as usual - in Thailand, anyway - pulled out of a hat (other than possibly the deaths) as you can bet your lung-dissolving life that no officials in Thailand now have the faintest idea - other than the fact it's rampant . . . shhhh - it's a secret.

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13 minutes ago, AgentSmith said:

There's too many deaf ears and blind eyes. Some won't believe how deadly this virus is until people are starting to collapse around them. Perfectly healthy and fit people and not just the sick and elderly. Let's just hope they get so wrapped up in their conspiracy theories that we don't have to deal with them anymore.

interesting thought. Stay safe, good luck.

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2 minutes ago, robsamui said:

Corona virus comes in many dozens of forms but there is only one variety identified as Covid-19.

Excuse me for being pedantic, but COVID-19 is the disease which is caused by the virus named SARS-CoV-2. 

 

I'd just like to point that one out because the virus is closely related to the SARS-CoV virus from the 2003 epidemic.

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29 minutes ago, eeworldwide said:

Of course - Nobody is dying of CVD 19 in Thailand. Heck - it's probably not even here. Maybe it's not real at all! 

We bow to your superior knowledge and understanding of this novel virus and all the stats pertaining to it.

i have no words. Carry on as usual, mix in crowds, eat out and go buy stuff from the shop wherever you can. The rest of the sensible people in the world will carry on doing their bit to beat the virus. I guess you will be one of the cannon fodder.

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