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BANGKOK, April 8 (TNA) – The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) came up with new measures to handle the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases while the source of the British variant of COVID-19 in Thailand remained unknown.

 

CCSA spokesman Dr Taweesilp Visanuyothin said that as more COVID-19 patients were being admitted to public and private hospitals, CCSA resolved that hospitals would increase their beds, patients without or with mild symptoms would receive treatment at alternative state quarantine facilities and field hospitals would be set up nationwide.

 

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration would have field hospitals as ordered by the prime minister and authorities in other provinces would do the same, Dr Taweesilp said.

 

Full Story: https://tna.mcot.net/english-news-671416

 

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22 minutes ago, gearbox said:

Nobody cares how the variants are named. The question is how they end up here, as far as I know there wasn't any report of transmission from people flying in from overseas. I was in ASQ in January and it was very strict. 

My bet is on the land borders, and it won't be long until all variants end up here. Does anyone believe that the Indian-Bangladesh, Bangladesh-Myanmar, Myanmar-Thai borders are 100% under control?

I certainly don't care but some people seem to be ticked off by it. Though I understand if one is called the Uk variant then they should call the original the China variant. It should be the same. But naming one to a location and not the other.. That is wrong. But most experts don't put blame to where something originates. That is something for nationalist ect.

 

I made the post too yesterday that it was probably the land borders. After that i read that a virologist in Thailand said the same. Also thought it came by land.

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7 hours ago, smedly said:

as for British variant - the truth is that it was the British that discovered this so called variant because they have the best LABS in the world to do so, to label it "British" is a dangerous president, it is not British - it is not from the UK - it is from ####### China

All hail the wonderful British!

 

By the way Trump was the dangerous president, you may need to check your spelling Old Bean. 

 

 

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19 hours ago, ukrules said:

China is the source.

 

The virus mutates in a random yet predictable way where all outcomes are equally likely and inevitable given enough generations of transmission.

 

Mutations are definitely not predictable and neither is their spread.

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14 hours ago, ukrules said:

 

There are only so many ways it can randomly alter itself naturally.

 

Think of it as being like asking a million people for a random number between 1 and 1000 - there will of course be many many duplicates - the same thing happening randomly time after time. Very random, also very predictable.

 

 

Nonsense there are billions of potential mutations and they will be selected for depending on how well they replicate in the host.

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2 hours ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

The government this morning is reposting info from noted Thai virologist Dr. Poovorawan saying the UK strain found in Thailand probably came from Cambodia where there also has been an outbreak.

 

The government post in translation:

"NP. Yongphu Worawan posted via Facebook to identify the outbreak of COVID-19, the goldlife cluster is an English breed. The outbreak in Thailand should be from Cambodia.
Covid-19 English species has started spreading in Cambodia since 20 July. 64 Until now, around 3,000 people have been infected, more than 20 people have died, including the COVID-19 genetic decoding. The species is recorded as evidence.
Covid-19, the Goldlor cluster has been genetically decoded by the Cambodia Clinic Specialist Center. Chulalongkorn University found the same species as the Cambodia epidemic.

 

Facebook. The fount of all knowledge! 555555!

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3 minutes ago, PETERTHEEATER said:

Facebook. The fount of all knowledge! 555555!

 

In the current COVID situation, FB and Twitter are the two main channels thru which the Thai government and its various involved agencies have been communicating with the public, not to mention the various news agencies.

 

That's a whole different type of information from the private party wildhair conspiracy theory and misinformation stuff that social media is often criticized for.

 

 

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Local 'experts' (as distinct from politicians) are calling the UK variant Thailand's 'third wave'.

 

Canada disagrees. Experts there are calling B117 a 'new pandemic' and far worse than anything that came before.

 

Stay home, please...

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5 hours ago, Cake Monster said:

 

FYI The Mutant variation is called the UK Variant because it was first discovered in the UK.

It was discovered by Scientist who were checking on samples supplied from around the Globe

Why was it discovered in the UK ? Because the UK has the ability and the skills to detect all these Mutations.

Being done at the Sanger Institute in Cambridge. CNN had a nice piece about it and how it was genomic testing on an industrial scale. Normally used for cancer research in the old days.

https://www.sanger.ac.uk/

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