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Eagle thanks and Tuesday's figure for Monday is 8685 - hoping these figures are right - myself I expected cases to be much higher by now.

Looking forward to seeing where the 8685 cases are !

The Sinovac saga unfolds - it's very distressing to see :-

"The Public Health Ministry said on Sunday more than 600 medical workers who received two doses of China's Sinovac vaccine have been infected with Covid-19, as authorities weigh giving booster doses to raise immunity." https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/2146987/hundreds-of-medical-workers-infected-despite-sinovac-vaccinations#

It gets worse - as the lead vaccine in Thailand so far it's dreadful to find out Sinovac jabs not only give 'low' levels of protection but don't last long ! "Antibody levels in people fully vaccinated with the Sinovac vaccine decline by half every 40 days, according to findings from a joint study between Thammasat University's faculty of medicine and the National Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (Biotec)." https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/2147667/sinovac-produced-antibodies-halve-every-40-days#

A positive spin being put on this calamity - but it's the right way forward ! "In a major policy change, the Public Health Ministry has decided to use the AstraZeneca vaccine for the second jab for those who received Sinovac as the first dose." https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/2147511/sinovac-dumped-as-second-dose-vaccine-in-favour-of-astrazeneca#

Spot on IMO  8)  https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/2147583/govt-lambasted-for-wasting-early-success#

MORE ENCOURAGING - "A little bit of coronavirus vaccine goes a long way towards generating lasting immunity - Two jabs that each contained only one-quarter of the standard dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine gave rise to long-lasting protective antibodies and virus-fighting T cells, according to tests in nearly three dozen people1. The results hint at the possibility of administering fractional doses to stretch limited vaccine supplies and accelerate the global immunization effort." https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-01893-0?

Regarding Moderna - whether this research will bring a change to the dosing protocal, we'll have to see. Although cash is being taken now for future jabs, reading between the lines I think the arrival of Moderna vaccine will be later than Oct as suggested, maybe Q1/2022. And where will we be by then ?   :(   :(
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Even whilst UK cases head for 40,000 daily, the 'if we don't reopen now when can we ?' argument is put forward and surely the answer is 'when we have evident control over the virus and the number of cases'. The UK has obviously not reached that point yet - the hazards of BJ's policy are repeatedly highlighted here https://youtu.be/VYTyi2pFXxk

The hazards ? - the risk of new variants, more cases, more deaths, more long Covid and let's not forget, young people and children are vulnerable too.

Relying on Folks exerting 'personal responsibility' - you must be joking BJ ! The spectacle in the streets, pubs, stadiums and the abuses on social media these last weeks has been depressing indeed. We have Laws on almost every aspect of personal behaviour to moderate and rebuke - why the hell is the Covid pandemic different ?

BJ has somehow conspired, in a miasma of bizarre policies and incompetence, to ensure that, despite the amazing efforts on vaccines, we still have a Covid crisis and one fears, there's a long way to go yet. It's a tragedy. IMO. GLA

Edit - more . . . "Scientists rebel over Freedom Day: More than 1,200 experts and doctors attack No10 for 'criminal' plan of achieving herd immunity through mass infection - as Britain's daily deaths hit three-month high of 50 and cases jump by a quarter in a week to 36,660" https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9783059/SAGE-adviser-warns-rough-winter-ahead-says-lockdown-unlikely.html
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This is what happens when a country is reactive instead of proactive. The government had a chance to buy vaccine when cases were almost zero but only spent a quarter of the money it had allocated for vaccine. Now 99% of the people dying from Covid are not vaccinated. Sad.


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This is what happens when a country is reactive instead of proactive. The government had a chance to buy vaccine when cases were almost zero but only spent a quarter of the money it had allocated for vaccine. Now 99% of the people dying from Covid are not vaccinated. Sad.
Well said. I agree 100%
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Eagle thanks for maintaining this daily service and I (for one) think it's very important to know what's happening and where in Thailand. I traveled back to UK last Monday and stayed at King Keaw Rd in Samut Prakan which was recording 1000 cases or more daily then. I went into the Hotel and locked myself in for 14 hours until the Airport taxi came. Happily woke up just in time to listen to extra time in the Euro final  ;) and then fly !

RDRO a wildfire it is. After a good start last year, the Govt. have now done too little too late - and too little it is still. BKK and the 18 (?) dark red zones need a full LOCKDOWN as before IMO. I see internal flights from dark red zones are banned - about time. The Govt's vaccine effort is a disaster with Sinovac questioned for protection and longevity and the general shortages - as a major Ally, time for the USA to help out ?

Looking around, sorry to see Korat 138 and Isaan 1708. The North is bubbling and sad to Chiang Mai/Rai with cases again. Tak in the 'West' though it's a long way North, had 267 cases - typical - Tak is a major connect to the border with Myanmar. The 'East' I watch, Chonburi, Chachoengsao and Rayong total 1000+   :(

Time to redouble efforts to stay safe, you, yours and those around.

Me - I've left the frying pan for the fire    ???   IMO this Johnson Govt are behaving in a lunatic way.
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You're welcome Roger. Glad to do it.

I just saw this on Bangkok Post:
Korat people advised to self-quarantine
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