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SURVEY: Do you agree with Thailand’s approach to the pandemic?

SURVEY: Do you agree with Thailand’s approach to the pandemic?  

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15 minutes ago, sanuk711 said:

Yes I have read this....also one must be careful when entering a supermarket... DON'T let them take your Temperature on your forehead--- because it just erases your memory....I went for a bottle of milk and a loaf of bread yesterday and came home with a case of beer and a bottle of wine.

 

Also they are getting private information from you brain

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Now look what you’ve done..... you just started the latest conspiracy theory. This’ll be all over Twitter FB and YouTube before the day's out.

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15 minutes ago, Pilotman said:

Amazing you should mention that.  It happened to me too, just 2 days ago. 

 

.......you got 5 boyfreinds as well 🤔

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3 minutes ago, CorpusChristie said:

 

.......you got 5 boyfreinds as well 🤔

um, no. Just one very jealous and possessive  wife. 

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1 hour ago, Sumarianson said:

Really????? 1 life? To destroy a country and devastate its people, cause misery and death toll from poverty, depression. Businesses and jobs lost? For one life????? It is your type of mentality that causes problems of the magnitude we have had and still have. You love being controlled as you would not know how to tie your laces otherwise. 

Your comments are just plain ignorant. Go read about the devastation,misery,death toll poverty and economic loss in a lot of other countries compared to Thailand.Some of those countries are now having a second wave of infections far worse than their first wave.But stick you head back in the sand.

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19 minutes ago, sanuk711 said:

Yes I have read this....also one must be careful when entering a supermarket... DON'T let them take your Temperature on your forehead--- because it just erases your memory....I went for a bottle of milk and a loaf of bread yesterday and came home with a case of beer and a bottle of wine.

 

Also they are getting private information from you brain

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16 minutes ago, Pilotman said:

Amazing you should mention that.  It happened to me too, just 2 days ago. 

I'm sure that something like that happened to me, but I can't remember!

 

I need a cider, but the kitchen is full of cases of UHT milk!

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2 minutes ago, herfiehandbag said:

 

I'm sure that something like that happened to me, but I can't remember!

 

I need a cider, but the kitchen is full of cases of UHT milk!

how awful for you. Off topic now, Talking of cider, found a shop near me selling a really dry cider, which I like, that is so dry, it takes the roof off your mouth. Can't remember the brand, but surprised to see it here.   Expensive though, 110 Baht per can. Okay, back to the topic.  Sorry mods.  

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It's not like we can be sure of a vaccine within a time frame where the whole world doesn't go bust. I think the Thai authorities are going to prove to be victims of their own success. In the absence of a vaccine there is ‘no risk-free’ next step, and I think the authorities will be reluctant to go from zero cases, to having cases, if they and the rest of the world open up in the absence of a vaccine.

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Got to take my hat off to Thais in general who somehow dodged the bullet.

To those of you suggesting that tourism can start again I say "<deleted>" not just yet.

Impossible to control with wealthy folks like the middle east demanding entry (if he can come, why can't I ) syndrome. The middle East looks riddled with the virus

Even the UK,Australia, US, Indonesia, Malaysia, India for example we just have no safe way for them to come here without quarantine yet without risking a 2nd wave.

Incidently I am hurting financially very badly, but need to ride the storm for a while yet

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5 minutes ago, richard_smith237 said:

When this novel coronavirus started to make the headlines so little was know of its veracity there was widespread concern, rightly so. SARS and MERS outbreaks had frighteningly high fatality rates and fortunately relatively low transmission rates - the viruses passed before much research could be carried out on a cure or vaccine. 

This new virus, another coronavirus was spreading rapidly, with the recent MERS and SARS experience modelling identified frightening numbers with transmission rates similar to Influenza. The risk of overwhelming demand on the healthcare serves a very real potential. Legislating social isolation and international lockdown was a sensible option but ultimately a decision taken too late. 

 

As weeks passed to months more became known of the virus, its transmission rates were extremely high, its fatality rates not as alarming as MERS or SARS, the modelling regarding fatalities was incorrect. That said, the lockdowns prevented any major peaks, health services were not overwhelmed (in the UK the the ICU beds were at a maximum of 30% in use at the peak of the virus and the Nightingale hospitals were not utilised, although an excellent backup - the preparedness was there which is a good thing). 

 

Thus: Massive peak averted - lockdown was effective the goals achieved. 

 

Why then is Thailand continuing to lock down when the objectives of lockdown were ’smoothing’ the curve, limiting the peak so that healthcare services were not overwhelmed. 

 

Why has the aim changed from protection the health services from being overwhelmed to attempting to eradicate the virus from its shores?

 

Choosing the Economy over possible deaths is a terrible decision to have to make - but aren’t those decisions being made daily when little is done towards making the roads safer and kids drown at such alarmingly high rates ? etc...

 

 

This is definitely an example where the cure is more damaging than the disease. 

 

I don’t think people (I) would expect Thailand to fully open up as it had before. Yet it can take measures to safely open up the economy, particularly the tourism sector. 

 

Options could include: 

- Pre-Flight Covid-19 PCR test (to be allowed to board)

- Covid-19 PCR test on arrival

- Track and trace of arriving tourists (who have to leave ‘real details’ and show bookings)

- Continued ‘mitigation methods in place’ (mask wearing, hand washing, alcohol gels etc)

- Continued education cleaning, sanitisation etc

 

Nothing is water tight. Pre-flight Covid-19 PCR tests would eradicate the majority of positive cases. But, cases would get through and there would be outbreaks as nothing is water tight, this is where track and trace comes in. 

 

All that is needed is the infection rate is kept low and the Economy and tourism sector can tread water instead of tanking. 

 

The existing situation is a devastating hit to the Economy, unemployment as high as 25% (according to Thailand Chamber of Commerce) and the consequent knock on impact of that - poorer health, suicides, increase in crime, increase in indiscriminate violence, increase in confrontational crime, robbery)

 

 

The decisions currently being made are of a singular facet of making Thailand water tight against Covid-19 while the bigger picture is being overlooked. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Think the government has dug themselves into a deep hole and now don't know how to get out of it. Even with a vaccine this is probably going to kill people every year, sad but true.

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13 minutes ago, richard_smith237 said:

Why then is Thailand continuing to lock down when the objectives of lockdown; ’smoothing’ the curve, limiting the peak, healthcare services not overwhelmed have all been successfully achieved?

 

Why has the aim changed from protection for the health services from being overwhelmed to attempting to eradicate the virus from Thailand's shores?

Thailand  isnt under lock down though, everything's open and back to normal (apart from heat testing at shopping malls (not sure what the situation is with with sporting events though)) 

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1 hour ago, Sumarianson said:

One more who knows none of the facts, has read and watched only mainstream news

 

1 hour ago, Sumarianson said:

The vaccine proposed is very different from previous vaccines (of which there is no conclusive evidence of their efficacy) the new vaccine will enter and change your DNA.

One more who watched too many conspiracy theories.

It will change our DNA. Wow! That's where I stopped reading.

Why do so many people think that mainstream media reports incorrect and some nutters who spread conspiracy theories are right?

 

Maybe next thing we read is that the Amis brought the virus from the moon. But then they were never up there so that can't be true. Or maybe one of those flat-earthers got the virus from the edge of the flat earth. Maybe! I am sure the mainstream media would not tell us such horrific details.

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this government regime is a complete failure, the result of all the nonsense they have done will come out in a couple of months.

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