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The Delta (Indian) variant of COVID-19 has spread to 11 provinces in Thailand, with 348 people found to be infected to date, including 318 cases in Bangkok alone, according to Dr. Supakit Sirilak, director-general of the Thai Medical Sciences Department.

 

He said today (Thursday) that random tests on 4,185 samples from infected people, taken between April and yesterday, found 3,703 cases of the Alpha (UK) variant (88.48%) and 348 Delta cases (8.32%).

 

The Delta variant cases include 318 in Bangkok, 17 in Udon Thani, 2 each in Saraburi, Nonthaburi, Khon Kaen and Chaiyaphum and 1 each in Phitsanuloke, Roi-et, Ubon Ratchathani, Buri Ram and Samut Sakhon.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/delta-indian-covid-19-strain-in-11-thai-provinces-medical-sciences-department/

 

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

He said today (Thursday) that random tests on 4,185 samples from infected people, taken between April and yesterday, found 3,703 cases of the Alpha (UK) variant (88.48%) and 348 Delta cases (8.32%)

How long until we get to Zulo, assuming we don't ship tango?

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

Alpha (UK) variant (88.48%) and 348 Delta cases (8.32%).

 

This UK variant which is currently 10 times worse in Thailand and now sadly killed over one thousand Thais, spread a lot quicker.

 

The Thais, for whatever reason, be it genetics or diet or something else proved themselves to be very resistant to the Wuhan variant.

 

The English variant has ripped through many countries killing hundreds of thousands. 

 

I am hoping the Thais are also fairly resistant to the Indian variant also. It is looking fairly positive with the cases in the hundreds or thousands, and not tens of hundreds of thousands and only a handful of deaths.

 

The overall numbers are bad in India currently but proportionally if you take population size into consideration the British strain is many, many times worse.

 

The Indian strain now spreading rapidly through England, who seem hell bent on sticking to their planned reopening dates and ignoring the medical advice, and who have a large percentage of people already vaccinated, I am fearful of a new British-Indian double mutant vaccine resistant strain developing there which will put the world back to where we were early last year.

 

It will devastate millions of businesses that managed to save, scrimp and battle through the last 18 months, could kill millions more people and go on for years to come.

 

 

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8 minutes ago, RotBenz8888 said:

 

And the (Thai) variant corresponds to which Greek letter? 

I think they have given the Thai strain an Egyptian hieroglyphic instead of the Greek alphabet as a nod to its origin.

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from 235 cases on Tuesday to 348 today, that's fast progress just in 3 days.

Interestingly it's in bangkok and isaan, but not near Malaysian border, where it's 35% widespread. And only 1 case in samut sakhon, with large burmese workers population.

The Vietnamese mutation is the uk+indian variants combined, it probably will come to thailand in a few months and become part of the 3rd wave.

For the uk variant it took quite a while to get to thailand via cambodia, but vietnam is much closer

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R0 for Alpha = 2.5. The R0  for Delta = 5.

 

That means for every infection 5 more get infected. 

 

These are just showing up, and with quarantine being 14 days, thus the "window" for exponential spread for any given "patient zero",  what will the numbers be like a month from now? 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, chalawaan said:

R0 for Alpha = 2.5. The R0  for Delta = 5.

 

That means for every infection 5 more get infected. 

 

These are just showing up, and with quarantine being 14 days, thus the "window" for exponential spread for any given "patient zero",  what will the numbers be like a month from now? 

 

 

I know, I know.......2,567

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13 hours ago, canopus1969 said:

The worrying bit is (quote) The Indian variant of the coronavirus is 60 per cent more transmissible than the Kent strain

Nope! 40% more is being reported here in the UK.

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18 minutes ago, KhaoNiaw said:

Not old news, this news was released today. Thank you for the update though.

 

"The latest COVID-19 risk assessment by PHE reports the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines are less effective against the Delta variant than the Alpha one by 17% after one dose.

But there was little reduction in efficacy after two, meaning getting a second dose is integral to protection against the Delta variant"

 

And not "ripping through the UK", not yet anyway. It is mainly in NW England and Scotland at the moment. See the map towards the end of this BBC webpage which is good to bookmark to keep daily track of Covid19 in the UK.

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21 hours ago, sammieuk1 said:

Remarkably the infection rates hover around 3000 per day or is that just the number of test kits available 🤔

My thoughts exactly,  just think they are not reporting the true figures, as this will spoil there plans & hopes of opening to tourists... 

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1 minute ago, mtls2005 said:

 

This was only an issue here when a "Thai" variant seemed to be slipping into the vernacular.

Well of course, saving face is more important than saving lives in Thailand, however other Asian nations have similar traits

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On 6/11/2021 at 4:10 AM, richard_smith237 said:

What is the point about being so delicate with the naming of the variant

Absolutely pathetic isn't it. PC crowd on steroids. Hardly Thais carry on with all this PC garbage. If they want to hire a pretty young female that is what they advertise, whereas in the West that would be sexist, atheist and discrimination against ugly girls.

 

And it looks like the poor Greeks are being scapegoated now.

 

In 200 years people will be thinking it all came out of Greece.

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11 minutes ago, RobMuir said:

Absolutely pathetic isn't it. PC crowd on steroids. Hardly Thais carry on with all this PC garbage. If they want to hire a pretty young female that is what they advertise, whereas in the West that would be sexist, atheist and discrimination against ugly girls.

 

And it looks like the poor Greeks are being scapegoated now.

 

In 200 years people will be thinking it all came out of Greece.

No one will forget it came from China though

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13 hours ago, SunsetT said:

Not old news, this news was released today. Thank you for the update though.

 

"The latest COVID-19 risk assessment by PHE reports the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines are less effective against the Delta variant than the Alpha one by 17% after one dose.

But there was little reduction in efficacy after two, meaning getting a second dose is integral to protection against the Delta variant"

 

And not "ripping through the UK", not yet anyway. It is mainly in NW England and Scotland at the moment. See the map towards the end of this BBC webpage which is good to bookmark to keep daily track of Covid19 in the UK.

 

Dr. John Campbell makes the point of Hancock's 40% several days ago and the latest PHE data showing 60% at 5.02 minutes. His daily updates are pretty good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJrfPFTk3pU

 

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53 minutes ago, Bkk Brian said:

No one will forget it came from China though

Hang about, I thought it had been established beyond doubt (by the Wuhan virology research people no less) that it came in a batch of dodgy frozen fish fingers imported from Norway?

 

I am no scientist but one really must believe these chaps...

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