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Thailand Aims to Boost Vaccines by 50% So It Can Reopen for Tourists


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4 hours ago, webfact said:

hailand aims to boost its vaccine order by more than 50% to 100 million doses this year in a bid to reach herd immunity, as surging local infections threaten to derail plans to reopen borders to tourism and reboot the economy.

Moving the goal posts again... it started at 70% vaccinated.

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Is it a promising hub or a hub for promises,?

Of cours talk is cheap we will all be able to compare the performance of different nations if we survive. Press and press spokesmen are on a wheel not always in gear with reality and very few have any scientific or medical expertise.

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They can order as many as they like, but if they don't increase the number of vaccinations from the 10K-20K a day, it will still take forever to administer them. 

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This is more like it, had they done this a year ago then they would have a chance of getting it completed this year.

 

It will drag into 2022 for one reason only - incompetence and ignorance.

 

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7 hours ago, webfact said:

Thailand’s scaling up of vaccination efforts comes as Moody’s Investors Service cautioned that a new wave of Covid-19 cases threatens to further derail an economy that relies on tourism for about a fifth of gross domestic product. Infections have surged more than 60% so far this month, prompting at least two GDP downgrades, while fewer than 1% of Thais have received at least one of two vaccine doses.

Maybe at last some of the lies, and the Smoke and Mirrors tactics are starting to come back and bite Thailand on the Butt.

I am surprised that Thailand has not been downgraded already, and not just by Moody,s.

If you ever wonder what spurs on this Gov,t, think Money, and nothing else.

A downgrade would mean more expensive borrowing( and the Gov,t will need to borrow more ) so pay for all the War Toys procured  / ordered just before the Pandemic.

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They can only wish and dream about it 😄 

The practice of constantly ripping westerns off is not longer working !!!

Surely there are many other countries in south east Asia who welcome foreigners unlike Thailand which is pushing them away ! 🤦🏻‍♂️

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Thailand Aims to Boost Vaccines by 50%

8 hours ago, webfact said:

while fewer than 1% of Thais have received at least one of two vaccine doses.

So this initiative will see to it that a full 1.5% of the populace is properly vaccinated.  Ambitious and visionary, this lot.

 

Maybe we're seeing a turning point in travel to SEA.  A lack of tourism means the farmgirl's option of running off to Pattaya or Bkk to cash in on what god gave her is no longer feasible, and the country sheds the reputation it acquired during the Vietnam War.  Hey, ya never know.

In five years will all the girlie bars and go-gos be replaced by bingo casinos for Russian tourists?

 

 

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9 hours ago, webfact said:

The National Vaccine Institute is in talks with Pfizer Inc. for as many as 10 million doses, he said Tuesday.

Wonder of those orders will be at the new - AND OBSECENE - new 60% price hike from Pfizer ? 

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35 minutes ago, bendejo said:

Thailand Aims to Boost Vaccines by 50%

So this initiative will see to it that a full 1.5% of the populace is properly vaccinated.  Ambitious and visionary, this lot.

 

Maybe we're seeing a turning point in travel to SEA.  A lack of tourism means the farmgirl's option of running off to Pattaya or Bkk to cash in on what god gave her is no longer feasible, and the country sheds the reputation it acquired during the Vietnam War.  Hey, ya never know.

In five years will all the girlie bars and go-gos be replaced by bingo casinos for Russian tourists?

 

 

You wish?

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1 hour ago, Ramdas said:

They can only wish and dream about it 😄 

The practice of constantly ripping westerns off is not longer working !!!

Surely there are many other countries in south east Asia who welcome foreigners unlike Thailand which is pushing them away ! 🤦🏻‍♂️

The Thailand rip off myth is just spread by very silly people, inexperienced travelers and rumor mongers. Rip offs as such are very rare here when compared to other countries

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4 hours ago, mikebell said:

As they've not yet managed 1%, the 50% boost should get it up to 2% but that only includes high-ranking Armed Forces officers/police and politicians.

The vaccine  rollout out was originally scheduled  for June. It is now being bought forward

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8 hours ago, Fex Bluse said:

 

So, they've gone gone from a lie of 9% of GDP to 20% which is still probably too low as they would not count gray areas of the economy like the sex trade.

 

Foreign tourism is probably fully a third 33% of GDP.

 

Sad

 

 

I recall a lot of argument on here just before Covid became common news about how tourism counted for "not much" in relation to the economy.

They are strangely quiet now hehe     😁    Forums are fun

 

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8 hours ago, ThailandRyan said:

I read Boost in the title and thought yeah boosting them ie... stealing them from another country just might work, and then I thought boost them from who?

Most people will be unfamiliar with your use of the word boost.

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