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    • Coronavirus Cases: 500,806,429

    Deaths: 6,208,916

    Under reported US death count: 1,012,918

    American Civil War Battle Deaths and In Theater (north and south) - 498,332

    Originally posted by Boon Mee View Post
    it's been blown way out of proportion.
    • Thailand records 19,982 Covid-19 cases and 101 deaths on Tuesday

    Originally posted by Somchai Boonporn View Post
    Nature's way of thinning out the weary herd.


    Ministry of Public Health reported on Tuesday (April 12) morning that in the past 24 hours there are 19,982 new patients who tested positive for Covid-19, 52 of whom have arrived in Thailand from abroad. https://www.nationthailand.com/in-focus/40014446

    Originally posted by Somchai Boonporn View Post
    Nature's way of thinning out the weary herd.
    Keep your friends close and your enemies closer

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    • Thailand records 23,015 Covid-19 cases and 106 deaths on Wednesday

      Originally posted by Somchai Boonporn View Post
      Nature's way of thinning out the weary herd.


      Ministry of Public Health reported on Wednesday (April 13) morning that in the past 24 hours there are 23,015 new patients who tested positive for Covid-19, 95 of whom have arrived in Thailand from abroad. https://www.nationthailand.com/in-focus/40014487

      Originally posted by Somchai Boonporn View Post
      Nature's way of thinning out the weary herd.
      • Home stay rules to be relaxed

      Home isolation for high-risk people who have been exposed to someone infected with Covid-19 is expected to be reduced from a week to five days starting next month.

      Opas Karnkawinpong, director-general of the Department of Disease Control (DDC), said on Tuesday the National Communicable Disease Committee (NCDC) agreed on Monday that the quarantine period will be cut to five days while another five days will be required for them to observe and monitor their health.

      "The decision is in line with the global situation," Dr Opas told a media briefing, adding that people isolating at home are not deemed to be patients.

      Currently, at-risk people exposed to those infected have to self-isolate at home for seven days, and then observe and monitor their health condition for a further three days.

      During the three-day period, they are allowed freedom of movement, but have to follow precautions strictly, he said.

      The decision was made based on information that the incubation period of Omicron, which is now the dominant strain of Covid-19 in Thailand and many countries, is only about three days, Dr Opas said.

      He added that several countries have decided to cut quarantine periods for travellers considering the short incubation period.

      The new quarantine rule will be presented for approval by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) after the Songkran festival, and if it is approved the change will take effect next month, Dr Opas said.

      But before that, the CCSA will have to assess the post-Songkran situation, he said. Daily caseloads are expected to surge after the festival, though health authorities believe the situation can be brought under control, Dr Opas said.

      He added that those aged 60 and older and people with underlying health problems account for 97% of Covid-19 deaths recorded in the country.

      The majority of those who died (94%) did not receive Covid-19 vaccine booster shots, Dr Opas said.

      Data shows that booster shots can prevent the worst effects of the virus and administering boosters to high-risk groups is the Public Health Ministry's priority, he said.

      A graphic presented at the media briefing showed the daily tally of Covid-19 infections is expected to surge to 100,000 in a worst-case scenario by April 19 unless strict precautions are widely observed up and down the country for the duration of Songkran. https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand...-to-be-relaxed

      Keep your friends close and your enemies closer

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      • Thailand records 24,134 Covid-19 cases and 115 deaths on Thursday

        Originally posted by Somchai Boonporn View Post
        Nature's way of thinning out the weary herd.


        Ministry of Public Health reported on Thursday (April 14) morning that in the past 24 hours there are 24,134 new patients who tested positive for Covid-19, 125 of whom have arrived in Thailand from abroad. https://www.nationthailand.com/in-focus/40014521

        Originally posted by Somchai Boonporn View Post
        Nature's way of thinning out the weary herd.
        • Songkran parties likely to double or triple Covid cases, expert warns

        A medical expert on Thursday warned that Thailand’s Covid-19 cases would likely double or triple after the long Songkran holidays due to parties at many entertainment venues, in a repeat of last year’s events.

        Assoc Professor Thira Woratanarat, from Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Medicine, wrote in a Facebook post that media reports showed many restaurants-cum-entertainment venues had failed to follow Covid safety measures, as their customers were seen partying, drinking and firing water guns in crowded places.

        “You will have to throw away your [medical] textbooks if such things lead to no outbreak. They have all the contributing factors — crowdedness, closeness, poor ventilation, sharing of objects, and long duration,” he wrote.

        Dr Thira noted that the number of daily Covid-19 cases had increased two to three times after the long Songkran holidays last year, and he expected a similar situation this year.

        “The impact didn’t stop there. The number doubled again a month later,” he added.

        He noted that Thailand on Wednesday was ranked seventh in the world and third in Asia for the number of people reporting Covid-positive after antigen self-testing.

        Also on Wednesday, he added, Thailand’s Covid death casualties were No. 9 in the world, making up of 15.4 per cent of all reported deaths in Asia.

        Thira blamed the spike in Covid cases on a widespread perception that the currently dominant Omicron variant is mild and controllable following the Public Health Ministry’s attempt to lower Covid from a pandemic to an endemic.

        He warned that even after they were cured, Covid patients risked long-term impacts of the Long Covid effect to their health and everyday life.

        “They could get chronic diseases that could inflict huge financial burden on the patients, their families and the country in the long term,” the medical expert said. https://www.nationthailand.com/in-focus/40014542

        Originally posted by Somchai Boonporn View Post
        Perhaps a blessing in disguise for the Golden Land.

        Keep your friends close and your enemies closer

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        • Thailand records 20,289 Covid-19 cases and 119 deaths on Friday

          Originally posted by Somchai Boonporn View Post
          Nature's way of thinning out the weary herd.


          Ministry of Public Health reported on Friday (April 15) morning that in the past 24 hours there are 20,289 new patients who tested positive for Covid-19, 68 of whom have arrived in Thailand from abroad. https://www.nationthailand.com/in-focus/40014558

          Originally posted by Somchai Boonporn View Post
          Nature's way of thinning out the weary herd.
          • Waiting for immunity via infection ‘riskier than getting booster shot’

          The National Vaccine Institute sounded the alarm on Thursday over a social-media rumour that booster jabs are not needed as infection with Omicron builds strong immunity against Covid-19.

          The institute warned that people who rely on “natural immunity” from infection were risking severe illness or even death, as well as long Covid in adults and multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children.

          It added that booster jabs were safe and offered strong protection against the current Omicron infection wave, as proven by data from countries worldwide.

          "Amid the Omicron pandemic, two Covid-19 jabs do not protect people from infection, but they provide 85 per cent protection against death," the institute explained.

          "The third jab provides 34-68 per cent protection against infection and 98-99 per cent against death, while the fourth jab provides 80-82 per cent protection against infection."

          The institute said there was no record of anyone dying from Covid-19 after receiving the fourth jab.

          However, data shows that only 35 per cent of Thais had received a booster jab as of April 8.

          The take-up rate for boosters is also low in the three groups at highest risk of severe symptoms and death from Covid-19 – the over-60s, pregnant women and people with one of seven chronic conditions (lung complaints, cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, stroke, obesity, cancer and diabetes).

          "Only a small proportion in these groups have a received booster jab," said the institute, urging them to get another Covid-19 jab to protect themselves.

          It said people could also keep themselves and their loved ones safe from the virus by keeping their guard up and following official measures. https://www.nationthailand.com/in-focus/40014574

          Originally posted by Somchai Boonporn View Post
          Perhaps a blessing in disguise for the Golden Land.

          Keep your friends close and your enemies closer

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          • 18,892 new Covid cases, 125 more deaths

            Originally posted by Somchai Boonporn View Post
            Nature's way of thinning out the weary herd.


            The country registered 18,892 more Covid-19 cases and 125 new fatalities during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Saturday morning. https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand...25-more-deaths

            Originally posted by Somchai Boonporn View Post
            Nature's way of thinning out the weary herd.

            Keep your friends close and your enemies closer

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            • Thailand records 17,775 Covid-19 cases and 128 deaths on Sunday

              Originally posted by Somchai Boonporn View Post
              Nature's way of thinning out the weary herd.


              Public Health Ministry reported on Sunday (April 17) morning that in the past 24 hours there are 17,775 new patients who tested positive for Covid-19, 82 of whom have arrived in Thailand from abroad. https://www.nationthailand.com/in-focus/40014617

              Originally posted by Somchai Boonporn View Post
              Nature's way of thinning out the weary herd.
              • Students to get Pfizer Covid-19 boosters in time for new school year

              Covid-19 booster shots will be given to 12 to 17-year-olds when schools reopen next month, the Department of Disease Control (DDC) said on Sunday.

              DDC director-general Opas Karnkawinpong said 7th to 12th graders with no underlying or chronic conditions will receive a Pfizer jab, so they are protected once they start attending school. The new school year starts on May 15.

              Opas said DDC has chosen the Pfizer vaccine because it boosts immunity and causes very few side effects. He added that the vaccines are ready for direct use without being mixed with saline water and can be stored for another 10 weeks or so under 2 to 8 degrees Celsius.

              He said each student will only be administered 15 micrograms to minimise side effects.

              The DDC chief said students will be given their jabs through the school system, though those who have chronic diseases and are being schooled at home must get their booster at a hospital.

              Children suffering from obesity, respiratory problems, cardiac and vascular diseases, chronic kidney disease, cancer or low immunity disease, diabetes or other genetic issues must get their booster at a hospital.

              Opas said doctors will decide how to administer the booster jab to children with chronic conditions under medical principles, guidelines from the vaccine maker and with consent from parents. https://www.nationthailand.com/in-focus/40014627

              Originally posted by Somchai Boonporn View Post
              Perhaps a blessing in disguise for the Golden Land.
              • Work-from-home best policy for 1st week after Songkran: CCSA official

              The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA)’s operation centre chief called on state and private agencies on Sunday to let their staff work from home for a week to minimise infections after Songkran.

              General Supoj Malaniyom, director of the CCSA operation centre, also advised vulnerable groups to get a booster shot as soon as possible to minimise deaths in case new infection clusters break out.

              Supoj, who is also secretary-general of the National Security Council, said Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is concerned about a surge in infections now that people are returning from the provinces.

              He said the premier has called on relevant government agencies to monitor the situation from Monday to April 24.

              People returning to work after spending the past week upcountry are also being advised to monitor their condition for a week and to take a rapid antigen test if they develop any symptoms.

              Supoj also quoted Prayut as saying that companies and government agencies should let their employees work remotely for a week to effectively prevent the spread of the virus after the holidays.

              Relevant agencies have been instructed to put in place measures for home and community isolation as well as field hospitals to cover new Covid-19 patients, Supoj added.

              He said the premier is concerned that the number of Covid-related deaths has not reduced and has instructed all relevant agencies to take steps to reduce fatalities.

              Supoj said 90 per cent of those killed by the virus are the elderly and people with chronic conditions who have not received their booster shots yet. Hence, he said, the best way to prevent deaths is to ensure people in this group get their third jab.

              He added that the CCSA will likely meet this week to evaluate the situation and see if more measures are necessary to prevent a surge in new infections after Songkran. https://www.nationthailand.com/in-focus/40014630

              Originally posted by Somchai Boonporn View Post
              Perhaps a blessing in disguise for the Golden Land.

              Keep your friends close and your enemies closer

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              • Thailand records 16,994 Covid-19 cases and 124 deaths on Monday

                Originally posted by Somchai Boonporn View Post
                Nature's way of thinning out the weary herd.


                Public Health Ministry reported on Monday (April 18) morning that in the past 24 hours there are 16,994 new patients who tested positive for Covid-19, 76 of whom have arrived in Thailand from abroad. https://www.nationthailand.com/in-focus/40014635

                Originally posted by Somchai Boonporn View Post
                Nature's way of thinning out the weary herd.
                • Everybody will get Omicron sooner or later, says lung expert

                Almost every person in Thailand will at some point contract the Omicron variant of Covid-19 and should learn how to live with the risk, a lung specialist said.

                Dr Manoon Leechawengwongs shared his opinion on the Covid-19 situation two years after its arrival in a Facebook post on Monday.

                He said Covid-19 was a new disease and it took a while to understand it. As a frontline doctor who treated several Covid-19 patients, he said the pandemic can be summarised into five points:

                Covid-19 can be spread via airborne particles

                In March 2020, a cluster of infections was sparked at the Lumpini Boxing Stadium even though people were more than 10 metres from the source. This is because the stadium was not well-ventilated and air-conditioned. This proved that wearing masks can curb the virus from spreading.

                Thailand began importing Sinovac in February 2021 and Manoon said he and his family members were among the first to receive this jab. However, in July 2021, he suggested that the government stop importing Sinovac because people who contracted Covid-19 after getting the jab had more severe symptoms compared to those who had received AstraZeneca.

                People have realised that inactivated vaccines are not very effective, but provide some protection.

                Learning to live with Covid-19

                In October 2021, he wrote that the virus cannot be defeated and it will be impossible to reduce the number of patients to zero even with the strictest lockdown measures. Fully vaccinated people can still be infected with Covid-19 because it can mutate and skip the immunity gained from vaccination or previous infections.

                In January 2022, Manoon said the Omicron variant can spread quicker than other variants, so everyone should receive vaccines to prevent the severity of symptoms and death.

                He said that once vaccinated, people do not have to be afraid because they are likely to have mild or no symptoms when infected.

                There is no proof Favipiravir can prevent death from Covid

                In a post in March 2022, Manoon pointed out that though many Covid-19 patients were prescribed Favipiravir early, they still developed pneumonia. However, he said, deaths and severe symptoms can be effectively reduced with new medicines like Molnupiravir and Paxlovid.

                Hence, he said, the Government Pharmaceutical Organisation should stop producing and importing Favipiravir because doctors will soon stop prescribing it. https://www.nationthailand.com/life/40014649

                Originally posted by Somchai Boonporn View Post
                Perhaps a blessing in disguise for the Golden Land.

                Keep your friends close and your enemies closer

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                • The problem is that there are big health risks with both habits. Both smoking and vaping involve nicotine, which is very addictive. Smoking has been proven to cause cancer, which can kill you.

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                  • The people around you do not share your same views like smoking and vaping, because when you are in a group of people, chances are, that is going to be the case.

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                    • Originally posted by robertjohn5814 View Post
                      The problem is that there are big health risks with both habits. Both smoking and vaping involve nicotine, which is very addictive. Smoking has been proven to cause cancer, which can kill you.
                      It has been proven that making tobbacco too expensive causes ppl to turn to fast food. It's the only cheap drug. And that causes the obesity crisis and can kill you just as easily

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                      • If only grass was free weed quit alcohol, drive slower and eat bacon double cheeseburgers.
                        But the vegans may have a tizzy over it.
                        Let's go Brandon!

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                        • How smokers smoked. Some folks want to have fun and go on adventures. I don't want to go anywhere in it at all. then I massage my joints with CBD Oil. I felt very relieved afterwards, and it was very helpful. how to explain , but you should try it for your health. Stay joyful.

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