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Call to keep calm despite surge in cases

BANGKOK: The Department of Disease Control (DDC) has called on the public not to panic after Thailand recorded over 10,000 new daily coronavirus cases on Saturday (Feb 5).

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By Bangkok Post

Sunday 6 February 2022, 11:26AM


A nurse administers vaccination to a girl at a centre in Muang district of Phetchabun province on Feb 2. Photo: Sunthorn Kongwarakom / Bangkok Post

A nurse administers vaccination to a girl at a centre in Muang district of Phetchabun province on Feb 2. Photo: Sunthorn Kongwarakom / Bangkok Post

“The number is in line with our observation that the Omicron variant of [the coronavirus] is highly transmissible,” said Opas Karnkawinpong, director-general of the DDC, reports the Bangkok Post.

The COVID-19 situation will only be considered severe if infections spike to 30,000 cases per day, he said.

“The most important thing is the protective measures that prevent the spread of the virus.”

Thailand has largely vaccinated its population, he said, adding that people understand the COVID-19 situation and are taking extra care when holding ceremonies such as weddings, ordinations and funerals.

Most recent infections were detected in small clusters, where people had face-to-face interactions without face masks, he said.

Dr Opas said people should analyse the COVID-19 situation by focusing on the number of infections, severe cases and deaths.

Some 500 COVID-19 patients also suffered from pneumonia, with about 20–30 deaths, he said.

Total infections have yet to reached the “dangerous line” on graphs, he said.

Thailand on Saturday logged 10,490 new cases, including 217 imported ones, and 21 new deaths.

The country registered 10,879 more COVID-19 cases and 20 new fatalities during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced this morning (Feb 6).

Meanwhile, a committee has approved a plan to give 6-year-old children the Sinovac and Sinopharm vaccines, said Dr Paisarn Dunkum, secretary-general of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Sinovac doses are being imported by the Government Pharmaceutical Organization, while Sinopharm jabs are being brought in by Biogenetech Co, he said.

The vaccines were previously approved for people over 18, he said.

The FDA has told the agencies to submit additional information to expand inoculation to young children aged 3–5 years old, he said.

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christysweet | 07 February 2022 - 10:48:12

In my view TPN graciously allows all manner of opinion, it's juvenile  slurs and insults that seem to get the axe and rightly so. But Thomas T is a new account that is simply  c/p'ing  BS  propaganda and should not be published.  

Ash Ward | 07 February 2022 - 10:01:16

BobTB i agree with you.
The worlds medical experts all recomend getting the vaccine. Surely they can't be wrong.

BobTB | 07 February 2022 - 08:20:27

Essentially Eudravigilance is an uncorroborated self-reporting tool.

BobTB | 07 February 2022 - 08:20:00

And Health Impact News, another anti-vax propaganda site, quotes the European Medicine Agency’s side effect reporting tool Eudravigilance while failing to mention the disclaimer given on the EMA’s website: “Information on suspected side effects should not be interpreted as meaning that the medicine or the active substance causes the observed effect or is unsafe to use.”

BobTB | 07 February 2022 - 08:16:34

Prof Michel Chossudovsky is a professor of economics (so not exactly an expert on viruses!) and according to his Wikipedia entry runs a website known for publishing falsehoods and conspiracy theories.

BobTB | 07 February 2022 - 08:15:33

Isn’t it time PN stopped ThomasT spouting his ridiculous anti-vax views? I doubt anyone reading his comments takes a blind bit of notice of them, but for the record Dr. Kary Mullis died in August 2019 so could have said nothing about the use of PCR tests to diagnose Covid-19. Google “PCR test gives 97% false positives” and you will find the claim debunked on the fullfact dot org website.

Christy Sweet | 06 February 2022 - 23:29:57

Please TPN stop the c/p disinfo. Europe is using the M-RNA vax- Thailand is not. (mostly)  

DeKaaskopp | 06 February 2022 - 17:52:09

While the PN needs years now to think about the ceasing of the comment section, the spreading of more nonsense from Thomas T continues, as does the censorship ! Shane on you PN ! Better to stop the comment section immediately !

ThomasT | 06 February 2022 - 14:09:13

Health Impact News. 2.6.22.  38,983 Deaths and 3,530,362 Injuries Following COVID Shots in European Database as Mass Funeral for Children who Died After Pfizer Vaccine Held in Switzerland. Meanwhile the  Thai Health  Auth.  tells  it's people.. these are safe, tested and effective vaccines and have started injecting small children!

ThomasT | 06 February 2022 - 12:56:40

(comment Policy = HONESTY)!! If cases are symptomatic,  possible they are vaccine effects? That from.. Video: Graphene Oxide: A Toxic Substance in the Vial of the COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine? By Ricardo Delgado and Prof Michel Chossudovsky Global Research, January 19, 2022.  and..  Video: Reiner Füellmich and 50 Lawyers: “Different Batches” and “Lethal Doses”, ”The Vaccines Are Designed to Ki

ThomasT | 06 February 2022 - 12:52:22

If cases asymptomatic, why COVID?  When.. Dr. Kary Mullis, inventor of the PCR test stated that his test only idents strands of DNA from Hep. and various Flus,  &  was NEVER intended to be used as a diagnostic tool.

US Dr. Elisabeth Eads stats noted that the PCR test gives 97% false positives.

WHO on Jan. 20, 2021 in their Directive #202005 stated PCR of no value.

 

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