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48 minutes ago, Bluedan said:

Is it really money before lives? Or lives v lives? The average age of covid deaths is over 80 in most countries. Yes every life lost is a tragedy. So how about years of life lost through: poverty, malnutrition, unemployment, violence, domestic violence, suicide, undiagnosed or untreated cancers and other diseases. These things will mean many years of lives lost with the victims on average being much younger than the 80 plus folks who are not only susceptible to COVID but also other contagions such as flu or bacteria.

Get off the baht bus it’s not that bad , Thais are Resilient 

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Yes but more people will die of poverty/starvation/depression/suicide from these measures than from covid. 

It's not going to open up, the zero COVID approach will continue for a very long time.   I can't see anything changing before the end of 2021 and that's being optimistic.

The Thai tourist industry was in decline long before the covid issue began. In addition to the expensive Baht, Thailand is simply not interesting anymore. When was the last time anyone bragged about h

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6 minutes ago, Ireland32 said:

Get off the baht bus it’s not that bad , Thais are Resilient 

Baht bus ? Ok you tell that to the ones who lost their jobs or families of those who committed suicide (22% up this year) domestic violence also way up. The economy is lives also. 

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10 hours ago, greenhornfarang said:

If there were debilitating effects then people would not be forgetting, those I know who tested positive either experienced no symptoms or just had a regular flu, one in his 40s one in his 30s neither athletic. 

The case of the 2 people you know are statistically insignificant.

And irrelevant to any serious discussion of Covid's long term effects.

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This representitive of the "tourist industry" is pleading for the impossible.

Whilst no body could have forseen this pandemic the tourist industry in Thailand has in many ways shot themselves in the foot 15 years ago. Massive expansion far too quickly for greed only resulted in mass tourism with in many cases value for money just too good to believe.

Far lesser accommodations in developed countries selling for 3 to 5 times as much resulting in

developers here not having any nest egg or reserves but hell bent on developing another property

without any Government control on oversupply (same in the condo market)

I feel for the staff more than the big Companies.

Incidently I am directly affected with my business turnover decreasing since reopening after nearly 4 months closed by 78%,

But if you take a self reality check & have a good look at UK, USA, Europe, Indonesia India

& even Malaysia you must admit that the Thai Government have made the right moves to protect their people & us long term residents. 

Even right now you can not open the country to the countries above & (or) many others.

It would just set the health of the nation into chaos

 

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15 hours ago, greenhornfarang said:

 

IDK what you are talking about but I brag about being the last farang to experience the wonder of the world Walking Street, every day. I first visited Thailand in November 2019, it blew my greenhorn farang mind so much so,  that I decided to return immediately in February 2020, and I could not have been happier with my decision as I had a feeling that this may be the last time anyone will ever experience Thailand at its peak. 

Wasn't the peak when you returned.You have seen it slowly dying, a process of at least  10 years already (military coup and General Prayuth's military hunta government)  but you believed it was Thailand at is peak.

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9 hours ago, Dukeleto said:

Instead of begging why don’t they all get together and completely shutter All their hotels and lay off all staff. Can you imagine no hotels open in Bangkok??? That will get their attention and put the reality of what they are doing home to roost.

Yeah that'll show Prayut 😂

No welfare to fork out and unemployed people are hardly going to put up an argument for an industry they are no longer involved in!!

I believe the terminology for what you are suggesting is "Shooting yourself in the foot" or maybe "Cutting your nose off to spite your face"

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6 hours ago, AmySeeker said:

 

I really detest with a passion those who just say 'they should open up' and get on with it. They usually mention Sweden alot too. The same Sweden that in the last few days has announced lockdowns - guess their much lauded herd immunity experiment failed. 

 

That is interesting news on Sweden. Thanks for pointing that out. I am surprised by this. A short while ago, while positive test were high, the mortality and hospitalization figures were still quite good. I haven't followed too closely lately. I see at the start of the month these have moved up a bit. The lockdown seems to be a soft one.

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