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Fake news. Love the way they try to pull the wool over everyone’s eyes with numbers that don’t add up for a huge population and several borders, plus many not staying home and social distancing. 

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56 minutes ago, rabas said:

Do you have any data or numbers to back up your claims" is no. Thank you.

 

I love it when people on here ask a question and then tell me what my answer is in the same sentence 🙂

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3 hours ago, darksidedog said:

Another day of good news, bringing the likelihood of a full on curfew even less likely. We all know that way more testing would be helpful, but I am yet to hear of a single report of masses of sick and dying crowding at the hospitals. It does seem that Thailand is being most fortunate and that the virus here is unlikely to go crazy like in Europe and the US.

I think that the Thai "wai" in stead of handshake was helpful to avoid spreading Covid-19 during the initial period

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Just now, fvw53 said:

I think that the Thai "wai" in stead of handshake was helpful to avoid spreading Covid-19 during the initial period

Maybe, on the flip side, they love to sit close together and share food and glasses.

 

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1 hour ago, rabas said:

Do you have any actual data, numbers for this?

 

So, back to your question... Do I have any actual data on unrecorded infections ???

 

Ummmmmm, no because they are unrecorded !!!

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3 hours ago, darksidedog said:

 but I am yet to hear of a single report of masses of sick and dying crowding at the hospitals.

You won't.

 

This is a re-post (it was written to explain the barely noticeable increase in crematorium activity) and includes a relevant reference to location of deaths: 

 

10000 deaths over 2 months would equal 69 per province per month (not counting 4 southern provinces....Islam burials).

 

With crematoriums in virtually every settlement (even the smallest) and city/town sub-district.

 

Who would notice 1 or 2 extra burnings (bear in mind that people are still also dying "as usual") in each one?

 

Even if you concentrate the deaths into more populated "hotspots" what's another 4+ burnings in a busier crematorium with a "healthy" turnover?

 

It's also possible that a significant number of deaths are taking place outside the "system", at home.

 

Which is not unusual.

 

That's a very simplified, coarse analysis, but there is so much "space" for the deaths/cremations to be lost in that they will only register when counted as a whole, collated number, compared to the normal average.

 

And you're not going to get a "real" one of those.

 

 

 

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16 minutes ago, vermin on arrival said:

And .. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-indonesia-funerals/exclusive-jump-in-jakarta-funerals-raises-fears-of-unreported-coronavirus-deaths-idUSKBN21L2XU

 

Perhaps ASEAN has finally found a common tune, with the exception of the pesky Singaporeans that test too mutt.

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19 minutes ago, elektrified said:

Rubbish. It costs 300 all the way up to 10000 depending on which test you take.

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Ah, first time I see Rapid NAAT (LAMP or CRISPR based). That'd be the PTT/MIT/etc test kits.

 

EDIT: BKK Post reported on 27. March that Chula was the only provider of "strip tests", which is what those are. Also reported once approved they will be sold over the counter, which is brilliant news if true. Although they speak of serology there, not nasal swabs.

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Bumped into another inrteresting article: https://www.chula.ac.th/en/news/29259/

 

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Although the King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital has a limited capacity of around 200 cases per day

Chula, 200/d capacity which apparently their new machine is supposed to increase. It's one of the major hospitals. Gives you an indication of the real testing capacities in Thailand.

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12 minutes ago, cornishcarlos said:

 

So, back to your question... Do I have any actual data on unrecorded infections ???

 

Ummmmmm, no because they are unrecorded !!!

What about data on people dying in Thailand of all types of deaths broken down by month? Where can we see that data? I'd like to see that and compare it to the same months last year to see if it looks like there's been a recent bump. We can still all agree that C-19 tests are not being done much here and aren't 100% reliable anyway. How do we see raw data about how many people are dying in Thailand? Anyone?

 

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18 minutes ago, RedPill said:

Maybe, on the flip side, they love to sit close together and share food and glasses.

 

Not so much of that lately 

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Chula is rolling out antibody testing:

 

None of the positives will end up as "confirmed" in the MoPH stats without going through two RT-PCR reference labs. Unfortunately we, the hoi polloi, will not get access to the stats from Chula.

 

They are doing this as a screening test for the actual RT-PCR test. In the video you'll hear Dr. Narin mention it is to try to ease the burden on the testing capacity. In other words, the PCR testing capacity is very limited.

 

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Thailand and other tropical countries are not flu and cold virus countries.  We don't have a flu season here similar to temperate and cold countries.  These type of viruses do not seem to thrive in tropical climates.  During my 37 years in Thailand I've never had the flu and usually a cold maybe once a year or less. However, when I did have a cold it did seem to take longer to heal than back in Europe and also was more severe. When I was living in Europe I had regular cold and flu infections. So infections are possible but nowhere near as prevalent here.

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