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Chula lecturer: Reopening of country could open a Covid-19 Pandora's box

By The Nation

 

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Thira Woratanarat

 

Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine lecturer Thira Woratanarat voiced his concern in a Facebook post on Wednesday that the government’s move to reopen Thailand to long-stay tourists will put the country at risk of a second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

He pointed out that the number of global Covid-19 cases recently increased from 30 million people to 35 million in a span of only 15 days.

 

“Many countries are still under the severe pandemic and have an infection rate 20 times that of Thailand’s, so Thailand will be at a risk of becoming a pandemic hotspot after the country is reopened,” he said, warning that the government’s move “was not different from opening a Pandora’s box”.

 

Thira said there is no nation which is safe from a second Covid-19 wave after reopening.

 

“The country will be a new endemic area if the government cannot contain the spread of the disease effectively. And even if there is a Covid-19 vaccine, it may be too late,” he said.

 

He urged people to wear face masks and closely monitor their symptoms otherwise it could lead to a second wave.

 

“If we do not help together, a second wave will be harder to overcome, while the number of cases will increase by 2.6 times, which may lead to a medical supply shortage,” he warned.

 

He added that the government’s decision is important, because its move will affect people nationwide.

 

“If the country decides to take risks, everyone must rely on themselves because this is a war between virus and humans and people need to survive,” he added.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30395431

 

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

Reopening of country could open a Covid-19 Pandora's box

pandora's truth box is what he means.

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

Thailand will be at a risk of becoming a pandemic hotspot after the country is reopened,”

I wouldn't call Thailand "reopened", bearing in mind all those draconian rules including 14d quaranten. 

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Would be interesting if it was his private facebook where he sprouts this nonsense and if it was endorsed by his employer?

And once again, not a single word about the current testing in Thailand which in my very personal opinion has stopped completely.

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Crazy opening up , Break outs like Crazy in Europe France , Ireland , China even has breakouts and Winter coming , my god ridiculous 

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Pandora's Box opened back in 2014. 

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8 hours ago, webfact said:

“was not different from opening a Pandora’s box”.

Does Pandora have anything to say in this?

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[email protected]#k, every day another one crawls out of the woodwork looking for his 15 minutes of fame. I wonder how much the junta are paying them.

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If the figures for the number of people having contracted the virus in Thailand are anywhere near correct...very few.....opening the country up now will put it the same position as the UK was back in March. The virus will rip through the population......they have to wait for 100% rapid testing at the airport or a vaccine.

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