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Covid-19: Race on to contain virus before the rainy season sets in
 
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Channel 7 reported that the Center for Disease Control was desperate to control the coronavirus outbreak in Thailand while it was still the hot season. 
 
They fear that the pandemic could get worse when the rains come - usually in May/June. 
 
They said that factors indicate that the virus cannot survive long outside the body in the hot weather. 
 
But when the rains come and the temperature drops and there is only sporadic sunlight the spread of the virus will get worse. 
 
In addition common flu symptoms that abound during the rainy season may be confused with Covid-19 putting extra strain on health personnel. 
 
The media put out a symptoms checklist showing the differences with common flu. 
 
Principally this is the fact that Covid-19 causes lung infections that would not be present in ordinary influenza.
 
Source: CH7
 
 
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We only get about 5 days of rain in bkk each rainy season anyway, or is that just because I sleep through most of the downpours? 

Has anybody else noticed the lack of rain in recent years? 

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9 minutes ago, webfact said:

They fear that the pandemic could get worse when the rains come - usually in May/June. 

They are caught between a rock and a hard place then as we desperately need the rain to come earlier than that. Pattaya seems to be out. We have had no water in our village for some days now. Water trucks coming in filling peoples tanks, but how long will they be able to do that before they too run dry?

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1 minute ago, MaiDong said:

We only get about 5 days of rain in bkk each rainy season anyway, or is that just because I sleep through most of the downpours? 

Has anybody else noticed the lack of rain in recent years? 

had plenty of downpours last season

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Now we know why they are taking the measures they are taking

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How about spraying for Dengue fever? coz that is not funny Dengue and Covid19 Big ploblem

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11 minutes ago, MaiDong said:

We only get about 5 days of rain in bkk each rainy season anyway, or is that just because I sleep through most of the downpours? 

Has anybody else noticed the lack of rain in recent years? 

Last year was definitely lower than any of the previous years I remember. Still far more than five days though.

 

Although I always seem to think it gets worse around August / September in Bangkok, and not so much in May / June. 

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I think I might still be able to get to Antarctica ? 

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2 minutes ago, 4MyEgo said:

I think I might still be able to get to Antarctica ? 

Closed! no change there, always intrigued me as to why it is closed and never becomes an issue when territorial rights are being discussed, old Captain Byrd may have been correct!

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33 minutes ago, MaiDong said:

 

Has anybody else noticed the lack of rain in recent years? 

Definitely.

Down here on Samui, no major rain since October 2019. Just a few light showers now and again.

April is drought time!

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