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That's an easy to answer question ... Thailand's current approach is the best and only way in the moment . Quarantine on arrival is scaring away many potential tourists , but so are packed f

You say you have common sense on the one hand but do you? "common sense" = "a common-sense approach" good sense and sound judgment in practical matters.   On the surface most might

Don’t rush to open the country, warns former WTO chief By The Nation   Former director general of the World Trade Organisation, Supachai Panitchpakdi. File photo.   Forme

3 hours ago, webfact said:

Western countries are loosening and re-imposing lockdowns in a cycle that is resulting in a large number of infections and deaths, as well as severely hurting economies


He is right there .


3 hours ago, webfact said:

human resources are the most important factor. It takes about 20 to 30 years for human development, and if those people die it will be very difficult to restore the lost human resources,


That statement is cynical and cold .


3 hours ago, webfact said:

Saving lives is the best way to aid economic recovery post-Covid-19,


It is all about the economic recovery ...?


3 hours ago, webfact said:

Meanwhile he urged the central bank to raise the interest rate since its low level of 0.5 per cent was hitting savers’ income.


That is right , again .

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3 hours ago, timendres said:


Has Mr. Panitchpakdi been getting updates from the BOT?

The weaker BHT is killing exporters, not the filthy rich.

So caution is wise, but using caution takes a great deal of wisdom.

You cant open to USA that's mad, but you can slowly open to safe countries.

And when the vaccine comes along Qantas will welcome flyers.


Some rich men will have to print lots of loot to get the airlines up and running, meanwhile lie down and wait for Pfzier, Sputnik and Sino to jab you.

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A troll post has been removed, don't like the topic then don't read it and move on but do not leave your comments on here for others to read and for us to clear up after you.

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