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Thailand's Covid-19 mortality rate among lowest in the world

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5 minutes ago, hotchilli said:

660,000 PUI

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4 hours ago, NCC1701A said:

testing is unimportant. 

 

what you don't see in Thailand unlike communist China and the USA and the rest of the world is social media with stories of nurses crying for help and totally overwhelmed with dead patents in the hallways on gurneys.   

 

dead bodies stacked up in trucks like in NYC and mass graves. 

 

that could not be hidden here. yes, some but not all. there are just too many cameras now and too many places to post it.  

 

so i would suggest everyone stop saying Thailand is lying about the numbers and start thinking about what the difference is. Many very good ideas why Thailand is not experiencing the pandemic the same way the rest of the world is. 

     I agree and well-said.  If we were looking at large numbers of sick and dying I think there would be more publicity.  Heck, there's plenty of publicity with the cases that do pop up.  Just today all the publicity with the flight attendant who may or may not have done her quarantine properly.  Seems like much ado about nothing but, still--lots of publicity.  When my Bangkok condo had a case the residents were immediately notified and kept informed.

     April 13th someone started a thread asking if anyone had the virus or knew of anyone with the virus.  Seems like it has sort of petered-out as the last response was on Thursday.  At the time I responded that I personally don't know anyone who has tested positive for the virus, or has become sick with the virus, or has died from the virus.  That included my Thai partner's large, extended Thai family.  Today, that is still the case.  

     An article I just saw today indicates that recent research is showing that the virus does not like heat, humidity, and sunlight. That has been mentioned before as a possibility but seems to be firming up as true.  Thailand, of course, has all three in abundance and that, perhaps, has been a big factor, among others, in keeping the cases manageable. 

     

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4 hours ago, bkk6060 said:
Thailand 2,700 28 47
Vietnam 268 0 0
Brunei 136 0 1
Cambodia 122 0 0
Myanmar 85 0 4
Laos 19 0 0

Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar,Laos have very low numbers and a total of 4 reported deaths.

So, some of you think they got together with Thailand and planned fake information using the same fake accountant?

How much those tin hats cost?

I live in La La land where we don’t have any SARS-CoV-2 infected at all, but we also don’t do any testing, but hey, who cares?! 

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24 minutes ago, RPCVguy said:

From the article:

This is the type of data available globally and now internally for Thailand

Data as reported internationally is available at https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
For ease of reference I've extracted and edited screen shots to show Thailand and the top several nations on the list.377394404_Thailanddoingwell.png.3b170e7ed2e80ef2af80e6c3edf5f077.png


I long doubted that we in Thailand were getting  clear information, and I still see too many neighbors interacting on my street with an air of casualness , but I also don't see or hear of bodies piling up and filling morgues at rates visible internationally.

Thailand has imposed a more extreme lockdown than many other nations. The checkpoints between and within provinces assure that... uniformly applied for 4-5 weeks as decreed will have all those who were infected either get sick and get treated OR pass through their infectious period while being asymptomatic. I've watched nations like Sweden resist rules for physical distancing, and Sweden's numbers now are growing rapidly. In the USA the different behaviors between states will reveal the problems of resisting self isolation - and prolong the problems for everyone as sloppy states will keep reinfecting more diligent ones.

The principles of a pandemic are simple, reduce physical interactions to reduce the spread of the disease... while awaiting treatment and or vaccine development. This virus has it's maximum infectiousness during the day BEFORE symptoms appear - if they appear. In Iceland and places where a high percentage of the population has been tested, nearly 50% of those testing positive are asymptomatic. Meanwhile in every location where physical distancing is not applied before clusters of people become infected, the spread of the disease threatens or succeeds in overwhelming the ability of hospitals to keep up.

Calling for freedom to travel while the society seeks to contain, identify, treat and eliminate the disease is the height of individual selfishness... besides being just plain foolish.

Exactly! I don’t understand why that is so difficult to understand! Why are there still people going “it’s tyranny, they infringe on my human rights, lockdown doesn’t work, testing is totally unimportant/unnecessary”, bla bla bla! 
 

Those people should all be put into one pot and infected! Once they have it, I wanna hear the song they sing then! 

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10 minutes ago, newnative said:

     An article I just saw today indicates that recent research is showing that the virus does not like heat, humidity, and sunlight

Hmmm, let’s see, average temperature of the human body 37 degrees Celsius/98.6 Fahrenheit, plus the human body consists of 60% water. That’s seems very hot and definitely humid to me.


The only thing that seems likely to be true out of the three is UV- radiation. 

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23 minutes ago, RPCVguy said:

I long doubted that we in Thailand were getting  clear information, and I still see too many neighbors interacting on my street with an air of casualness , but I also don't see or hear of bodies piling up and filling morgues at rates visible internationally.

Seems you are suffering from Cognitive Dissonance, you should seek medical advice, and by medical i mean mental.

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If??!! the figures are correct well done to the hospital's, doctors and the good people of Thailand. My gf lives in Isan and so far no cases in her village.

Let's all hope and pray for a positive end to this invisible killing machine.

 

 

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3 hours ago, EricTh said:

How did Thailand calculate the 1.7%?

 

I think each country has different population size, the mortality should be divided by the number infected. Also population size needs to be taken into account.

 

One huge country such as China is equivalent to whole of Europe and USA together.

The definition of mortality rate is number of confirmed deaths divided population x 100.Case Fatality Ratio (CFR) is number of confirmed deaths divided by number of confirmed cases x 100.The two definitions are often confused,the 1.7% is Thailand's Case Fatality Rate.

Thailand's confirmed deaths 47 divided by confirmed cases 2733 =0.01719....times 100=1.7% CFR

This doesn't take into consideration of undetected mild and asymptomatic cases and doesn't give a true picture of the real numbers.

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6 hours ago, Yadon Toploy said:

Test few, and make the criteria for testing very narrow and the results will be low.

 

Hire a PR firm to trumpet the success.

 

Simples.

TAT's doing nothing much at the moment - I'm sure they could make the results look good? Oh, sorry, they will only talk in terms of  "% INCREASES on the previous month", and we don't want that!

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Plain common sense and long experience of the Thai way of doing things should tell us that the figures are wrong somewhere. However, 'tis amazing what a light dusting of Thainess can achieve.

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I don't know what to believe....but I don't see people lining up at any of the three hospitals I pass regularly, one designated for COVID patients, nor bodies littering social media. So, I will say whether by luck, climate, or good policy and medicine, Well done Thailand!  When can I go out for a drink?

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7 hours ago, Toany said:

It is relative to the amount of testing done.  The government has already stated that it cannot afford mass testing.

The amount of tests have so far been ridiculously low compared to many other countries in both Asia and Europe.

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US southern states are also not having major epidemics like New York or New Jersey except Louisiana (they had Mardi Gras with a lot of "close contacts"). Florida is already opening some of the beaches. This virus, like all the other coronaviruses, is very temperature sensitive.

 

Singapore has now an epidemic in crowded dormitories, full of foreign work permit holders, crammed into small rooms. 

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17 minutes ago, BeltAndRoad said:

Seems you are suffering from Cognitive Dissonance, you should seek medical advice, and by medical i mean mental.

No, my statement was perhaps unclear. My direct observation is limited by the rural location of my home. (I live in a rural area of Lampang.) That's why I added "but I also don't see or hear of bodies piling up and filling morgues at rates visible internationally."
I can supplement that beyond the very low case count for Lampang I've observed high diligence by the hospital workers during a trip I made a month ago.
Despite their care, and despite reports of roadblocks I've not sampled, the people of my neighborhood still go from one home to another. They do it less, and maybe they do it within family units I don't know. (even as the degree of non-neighborhood interaction is likely low.) It is not at the degree of most years, but it still happens.
Conclusion - regarding my neighborhood - so far the people have been lucky.

Being insulting as to cognitive dissonance was not necessary, nor accurate.

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Smokers are an estimated 1.4 times more likely to have severe symptoms, and ,2.4 times more likely to need a ventilator, ICU, or die from Covid-19 based on linted data.

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7083240/

 

There's limited data on Covid-19, but smokers are about twice as likely to get the flu, and have higher mortality rates. Smoking had long been known to impede immune system responses and cause problems in a number of respiratory diseases, if not cause them outright.

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