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Probe as woman dies shortly after Sinovac jab

Probe as woman dies shortly after Sinovac jab

THAILAND: The Ministry of Public Health has pledged to perform an autopsy on the body of a saleswoman whose relatives claimed she died two days after she received the second dose of Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine in Samut Sakhon.

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By Bangkok Post

Tuesday 27 April 2021, 09:01AM


The woman’s family are concerned that her death might be linked to the doses of Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine she had recently been given. Photo: AFP.

The woman’s family are concerned that her death might be linked to the doses of Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine she had recently been given. Photo: AFP.

The ministry’s move came after her relatives disclosed details to the media on Sunday (Apr 25), saying they were concerned that it might be linked to the doses of Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine she had recently been given.

The 23-year-old saleswoman whose name was not disclosed yesterday received her second shot of Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine on April 21 in Samut Sakhon where she worked.

The following day she was very ill with vomiting and a headache. Later that day she was admitted to a hospital in Pathum Thani and was pronounced dead just two days later on April 23. Her funeral rite is being held at a temple in her hometown of Ang Thong.

According to her relatives, they have received no formal explanation for her sudden death.

Chawetsan Namwat, acting director of the Emergency Health Hazard and Disease Control Division of the ministry, said at a press conference that it is too early to say whether the vaccine had been a factor.

“We will perform an autopsy on her body to determine the true cause of her death,” Dr Chawetsan said.

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He went on to say that the case had also been submitted to the ministry’s committee on Adverse-Event Following Immunisation to investigate.

“We have yet to find a death we could attribute to the vaccine. There is no need to suspend the roll-out as we strongly believe it can and will help to bring the outbreak under control.

“However, it is our duty to investigate and we will let the public know once the facts become clearer,” he said.

The doctor also noted that two other deaths which some had blamed on the vaccine had been proven to have been the result of pre-existing health complaints – those of a monk in Bangkok and a man in Samut Prakan.

In both cases, autopsies ruled out the COVID-19 vaccine as the cause.

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Christy Sweet | 29 April 2021 - 11:05:32

T-B; Masks- if everyone is wearing one correctly,  work very well, ask a surgeon. Eye coverings and keeping one's fingers out of facial orifices is  just as important. Saw a Thai woman in Makro a few days ago actually pull her mask down to her chin  to cough into the air. That's why  I double up on masks and wear big glasses. (And Thailand is already in the berth with China. ) 

Tbird | 28 April 2021 - 21:14:24

Kurt, Once arriving in Laos, I quickly realized that it is merely a satellite state of the CCP... Thailand is on deck . Christy Sweet, you may want to check into the efficacy of masks in stopping the transmission of Covid-19.... 

Christy Sweet | 28 April 2021 - 09:50:02

I agree, not one of the vaccines has been tested to prior standards for safety. BUT, that doesn't mean they aren't safe. Just make sure the brand you get will remain a viable target for a class.  action lawsuit, just in case. I would prefer to not get a vaccine, but I'm fine with just essential outings, masked-up for the foreseeable future.

Kurt | 28 April 2021 - 01:01:43

@Tbird, China is for own sake and strength destabilizing SE Asia. It supports the Myanmar army with weapons and functions in UN as veto umbrella for the Generals. As a spider it spreads it's influence in undemocratic countries. Thailand is a easy prey to buy.

Kurt | 28 April 2021 - 00:48:26

@ Jolly Boy. Easy to explain. That inferior vaccine as you call it is cheap. Easy to put profitable kick backs on top of the bottle price. Imagine how some Thai people become even richer than they already are? This are people who not care of health of their lower class country men. Did you read in BKK-Post that deputy transport Minister Weerasak cleared in 2 years a 20 Billion debt?

Tbird | 27 April 2021 - 18:14:14

Kurt, I am afraid that Thailand and the other countries of the countries in the Asia-Pacific are going to buy whatever China tells them to buy from now on. Very soon, China will completely dominate the economic, political, and social systems of these countries...

Jolly Boy | 27 April 2021 - 17:42:53

Very sad to hear this and until the autopsy results are known it maybe unrelated.  However, I for one would never entertain the Chinese Vaccine.  It is an inferior product and I fail to understand why Thailand are keen to use it .

Kurt | 27 April 2021 - 15:41:54

@Tbird, I see your point of view. However, let's not forget that Chinese and Russian vaccines are this very moment not yet accepted by European and Usa FDA's. More and more it becomes clear that the Chinese vaccine is inferior. Doubt clarifications of functionality done by Chinese doctors. Thailand bought it, cos it is cheap, business wise good for Thai pocket fillers  not caring own citiz...

Tbird | 27 April 2021 - 13:21:43

Kurt, the Covid-19 vaccinations are ONGOING experiments...one must expect collateral damage. Just wait a few years and we will see what the LONG-TERM consequences of the vaccinations are. Only a fool would take an unknown risk for protection against such a miniscule KNOWN risk of mortality. 

Kurt | 27 April 2021 - 11:43:51

When a 23 year old healthy woman, we did not read that she had underlaying diseases, dies within 2 days after getting 2nd shot of Chinese vaccine, something is not right in vaccinating procedures. How long was the time between the 2 vaccinations?

Tbird | 27 April 2021 - 11:04:32

Hurry up you fools! The NWO  (through its proxy the WHO) needs more test subjects for its vaccination experiments. Sign up for your jab now!

 

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