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34 minutes ago, xerostar said:

The German Government confirms Covid-19 a planned hoax as more people have died as a result of the state imposed measures than those being killed by the virus.

Despite the fact that I'm not German, I'd also like to see your source for this nonsense.

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haha; so the only way you can get into thailand is if you are sick

"Bionet-Asia, a local firm working with the government and a top Bangkok university."   Yea right, no idea what university they are referring to but the top Thai University in world global r

There's that "medical hub" dream again.    

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1 hour ago, Don Mega said:

Ahh thats what ive been missing, some good old Thai bashing.

 

Thailand like all countries has some smart people and some not so smart people, I work with some extremely talented mechanical engineers (Thai) so one should not tar them all with the stupid brush.

You are of course correct, Don Mega. I have worked with very intelligent Thai people. They were sent to UK schools from an early age. Went on to a UK university, before returning to Thailand. These people come from the families with money, possibly as those you work with do. Unfortunately, the average Joe here has had to suffer in the average Thai school. How many Thai's can't read or write? It isn't their fault, as compulsory schooling has not been in operation here for so very long. So the older generation teach the youngsters and the same mistakes get made due to lack of knowledge. When we want something done to a set western standard, its not funny when Bodger Bill turns up.

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24 minutes ago, Jimbo2014 said:

Yup - come to Thailand for a vaccination against Covid - go home with genital herpes! 

they will provide you a vaccine against herpes in combination

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40 minutes ago, bristolgeoff said:

what ever country comes up with a vaccine or cure. they will do well.it could be any company anywhere

The problem for Thailand would be clinical trials. The second stage of trials on humans is to let the ginuea pigs loose into the community and see how many become infected. As there is no Covid in Thailand, the trial would be invalid. They would need to run the trial in a country where Covid is active.

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1 minute ago, DrTuner said:

It's always been the plan, they were also very slow in closing up, downplaying it as long as they could.

Not as slow as US and UK. The UK only started closing up yesterday. That's what I call slow.

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2 hours ago, dutchweller said:

When we did a renovation and I had all the building designs for the fit out in mm the "cabinetmaker" I use that term loosely could not work out why my bed base was so out of whack..
He did not understand mm measurements at all and assumed all measurements on the plan was cm.. 
They actually built one base and the dimensions were so insane you would wonder why they continued to a finished product without stopping and asking if something was wrong..

His company was let go from the project...

Professionals......

 

 

I admit sometimes you are unlucky and get stuck with the wrong guys as contractors. But we must have been lucky then, I designed a house with every single drawing in mm, had every single rebar drawn individually in mm for prefab, we where worried the contractors would not understand our drawings here in Thailand, when we showed the drawings to the contractor, they instantly understood what it was, the house was perfect in the end, with little intervention from us, all rebar prefabbed in a workshop and fitted perfectly.

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A number of experimental vaccines in Western developed nations are now in human clinical trials, far ahead of Thailand. Hard to imagine Thailand will jump ahead of them to get a marketable covid vaccine.

Note the term "marketable." It has no relevance to effacy, ie., 20-90% effective against covid19 infection.

One US developer I heard might have a vaccine out before year-end (POTUS Trump says in October) but seems a caveot as to how effective it will be and duration of that effectiveness. Basically sounds like a "political filler" vaccine that will meet the needs of the government image than the medical needs of the population.

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7 minutes ago, Phil McCaverty said:

The problem for Thailand would be clinical trials. The second stage of trials on humans is to let the ginuea pigs loose into the community and see how many become infected. As there is no Covid in Thailand, the trial would be invalid. They would need to run the trial in a country where Covid is active.

I suggest you do some research on how vaccine trials work has nothing to do with your comment above. 

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17 minutes ago, bkk6060 said:

I suggest you do some research on how vaccine trials work has nothing to do with your comment above. 

I have. This is exactly how the Oxford University trials are proceeding. Google it.

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13 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

He said tests on animals had so far shown encouraging results and the next step would be seeking government approval for clinical trials involving humans.

But Thailand has no-one to test it on?

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