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It's getting to the point it maybe better to take your chances with covid

Yep. The ones made in China.

And risk catching the virus and potentially end up in an ICU ward with a tube jammed down your throat?  Really?  Not to mention the problems you'll have traveling.  If that interests you.

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Thailand sticks with Sinovac vaccine after cases of 'stroke-like' side effects



A person receives the second dose of Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine at the Bang Khun Thian Geriatric Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand April 21, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha


BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand will continue to use COVID-19 vaccine from China's Sinovac Biotech following six reports of unusual "stroke-like" side effects among recipients, government-appointed experts said on Wednesday.


Six medical personnel in Rayong province, east of Bangkok, who were inoculated earlier this month experienced symptoms similar to those of a stroke, the panel of experts said, including drowsiness and numbness in the limbs.


They have since recovered after being given stroke treatments and no blood clots were found.


The announcement comes amid heightened global focus on efficacy levels and possible side-effects from different COVID-19 vaccines, and temporary suspensions in some countries, including over reports of blood clots among some recipients.


Sinovac did not immediately respond to an email requesting comment.


Thailand has received two million doses of the Chinese company's CoronaVac, which have already been administered to more than 600,000 people nationwide. It has ordered 1.5 million more shots due to arrive soon.


The experts could not say for certain what caused the symptoms, which they believed may be related to the nervous system and were not fatal, said Kulkanya Chokephaibulkit from Bangkok's Siriraj Hospital.


Brain scans from all six women showed normal results which did not suggest a stroke, and no irregularities were found in the vaccine batch from where the six doses originated, Kulkanya said.


Doses from the same batch were distributed to other provinces and more than 300,000 people might have already received the shots, she added.


"The panel agreed we can continue to use this vaccine batch because the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the temporary effects, which can occur," Kulkanya said.


No such effects have previously been reported in Thailand or other countries, she added.


The incidents would not change Thailand's plan to begin mass inoculations from June, said Taweesap Siraprapasiri of the Department of Disease Control.


"The side effects can be monitored and they are not beyond what we can expect," said Taweesap.


(Reporting by Patpicha Tanakasempipat and Panarat Thepgumpanat; Editing by Martin Petty)



-- © Copyright Reuters 2021-04-22
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1 hour ago, bluesofa said:

Apparently the Sinovac 19 vaccine is only 50% effect according to some news reports (and I seem to recall the Chinese surprisingly admitted the same).
Logically wouldn't this mean you would need four shots, not two, in order to get near 100% efficacy?





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5 minutes ago, Ventenio said:

OMG.... i survived covid, tsunami, earthquake, thai friendly, full moon party, and a border crossing into Cambodia...


Then I got the jab......................................


there comes a time when you just have to say, "no."  I'm not sure this is the time........but it might be.  


maybe i can buy another brand

AZ should be here by the end of the year ??

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14 hours ago, scubascuba3 said:

It's getting to the point it maybe better to take your chances with covid

As I'm over 60 and cannot have Sinovac, and Bioscience will not deliver enough vaccine for Thais as an expat here in Thailand I expect I will be taking my chances for the rest of this year, and possibly next year.

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