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CCSA Update: 250 new Covid-19 cases, spike in Chon Buri

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250 new Covid-19 cases were reported today in the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s daily briefing. 241 of those cases are local transmissions with 108 cases detected in Chon Buri. CCSA spokesperson Taweesin Visanuyothin says the spike in cases in Chon Buri could be linked to another gambling den, but added that the Department of Disease Control will provide more details later.

Pattaya and Banglamung are now considered “highly controlled” areas after the spike in cases. Chon Buri governor Phakarathorn Tienchai imposed an emergency order today shutting down bars, parks, schools and non-essential businesses. For more information on the emergency order, click HERE.

The 250 new cases recorded today raises Thailand’s total count to 6,690. There are now 2,417 active Covid-19 cases, a record high for Thailand. The country’s first wave of infections peaked at 1,451 active cases in April.

9 of the new cases are known to be linked to the Central Shrimp Market in Samut Sakhon and 3 of the new cases are linked to the gambling den in Rayong. 2 of the cases are migrant workers in Nonthaburi.

The CCSA reports that 29 of the local cases are patients considered a “high risk” of spreading the virus. Those cases include people who frequented or worked in entertainment venues, lived in crowded communities or worked in the medical field. 15 of those cases are in Bangkok, 5 in Nakhon Pathom, 3 in Saraburi, 3 in Phetchaburi, 1 in Samut Prakan, 1 in Nakhon Nayok and 1 in Nonthaburi.

198 of the new cases are under investigation. 108 cases where detected in Chon Buri, 12 in Samut Sakhon, 17 in Nonthaburi, 53 in Rayong, 7 in Chanthaburi and 1 in Trat.

8 cases were detected in quarantine facilities for those travelling from overseas. 1 case was detected at the Thai-Myanmar border when patrol officers detained a Burmese man for allegedly entering the country illegally.

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CCSA Update: 250 new Covid-19 cases, spike in Chon Buri | News by The Thaiger

Daily active Covid-19 cases in Thailand as of December 29, according to Worldometers.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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    Kristof

    Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    If govt officials are reading, all i can say is that a fast, unified, and comprehensive response in the EARLY stages of a covid outbreak is essential to a more stable situation later. If Thailand values a better scenario for Songkran and springtime they will act ASAP or face larger economic consequences later.

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      Brian

      Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 4:08 pm

      Baloney. What example can you provide of a country that did a “comprehensive response” early, and, in doing so, saved the day? Keep in mind, for innumerable previous years, we did not deem it necessary to do anything in particular in response to seasonal illnesses.

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        Ryan Lih

        Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 6:22 pm

        Taiwan.

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          Issan John

          Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 6:32 pm

          Vietnam, Singapore, New Zealand, and Thailand so far too …

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            preesy chepuce

            Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 9:32 pm

            It didn’t work it any of those countries – they all had little outbursts of it, and it didn’t do any noticeable harm.

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    Rick

    Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    Another day and another article in the Thaiger claiming new Covid-19 cases. There are at least two problems with these articles that the Thaiger never seems to address. The first is the unreliability of the PCR tests. There have been studies suggesting that the PCR test could have as much as a 97% false positive rate. But even if it is as low as 3-7%, as some on this site have alleged, it is still a large number of false positive cases depending on the number of people tested. The second big problem is the question of whether any Covid-19, or SarsCov2 virus has ever been isolated. There are conflicting claims and counter claims but the evidence seems to show that it has not been isolated which would mean that there is no genetic virus material to test for and so there can be no legitimate cases. If the virus has been isolated the evidence should be readily available but so far the British, Irish and Canadian governments have had to admit, in response to freedom of information requests, that they have no proof of isolated SarsCov2 virus nor do they have access to any isolated virus. This has also been admitted by both the CDC and the FDA in the United States. In view of these 2 points the Thaiger should be addressing these issues instead of just blindly reporting government issued statistics. How about it Thaiger?

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      Slugger

      Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 4:34 pm

      The Chinese isolated the virus in late January and made the information available worldwide. Dont talk rubbish.

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        Rick

        Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 5:20 pm

        If they really isolated the virus and provided the proof worldwide then why don’t these major governments have access to it? There are now over 40 freedom of information act requests worldwide and none of these governments have the proof. You need to stop listening to the media unquestioningly and start doing some research. Why don’t you start by finding the photos of this isolated virus and telling the rest of us where to find them? I mean, the info is available worldwide so it should be easy to find, right?

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          Issan John

          Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 6:38 pm

          I’ve told you.

          I even you a link to an open source photo giving exactly the information you requested – one of many. Twice.

          You simply ignored it.

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            Rick

            Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 7:17 pm

            Sorry John but that is crap. You have never provided any source. Do it now if you can. Otherwise we will have to add liar to your name as well as shill, which you certainly appear to be.

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        preesy chepuce

        Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 9:34 pm

        BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAH HAHAHHAH HAHAHHAHAH…. “made the information available worldwide” BWAHAHA HAHAHA HAHHAHA… are you from the CCP comedy unit?!?!?! China does not have the COVID situation under control, they’re allegedly hiding 400,000 deaths from COVID. “rubbish” LMFAO

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          Issan John

          Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 11:22 pm

          Preesy, I don’t know what planet you’re living on, but if Taiwan, Singapore, Vietnam, etc “all had little outbursts of it, and it didn’t do any noticeable harm” then very obviously what they did DID work.

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      The Thaiger

      Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 5:37 pm

      We will continue to post accurate and verified information. We also warn you against posting innacruate and misleading information in the future.

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        Rick

        Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 5:45 pm

        What is inaccurate?? Are we not even allowed to question?? Are you just going to censor anyone who questions the official story or brings up uncomfortable facts that don’t fit the official narrative?

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          Issan John

          Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 6:42 pm

          What is “inaccurate” are your claims that this information isn’t available, etc.

          You’ve been given it, here, repeatedly, ignored it, then just repeated your claim elsewhere.

          It’s moronic, and that’s being generous.

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            preesy chepuce

            Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 9:38 pm

            We defer to your superior expertise in repating claims, and being moronic.

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          Siso

          Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 6:49 pm

          Yeah let’s ban and silence anyone that doesn’t agree with the official narrative because governments and mainstream doesn’t lie, never cooked up falsflag operations and so on but just want the absolute best for all the people.. I suggest that many here Look at history to see the future

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        Siso

        Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 6:00 pm

        Thaiger will be a joke if you start censoring people for just asking questions and don’t follow blindly what the mainstream claims? there has been uncountable lies, cover-ups and misinformation put out there by these official mediums

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        preesy chepuce

        Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 9:36 pm

        It’s a bit rich you saying that when you’ve sparked up with some really silly remarks now and then, such as the one about saying it doesn’t affect only 99.9%… make you’re mind up, are you a blog or a newspaper? You keep letting some avid posters pump out dubious guff daily.

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      Issan John

      Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 6:35 pm

      They’ve been addressed, at length and in detail. You or your alter-egos simply ignored the answers.

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        preesy chepuce

        Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 9:40 pm

        Have you ever considered that your answers might have been either inadequate, inaccurate, or both? You’re not an official spokesperson for anything, stop trying to swagger like your are, it’s tedious.

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      James

      Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 6:45 pm

      Show me your degree..in anything

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    Jayce

    Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    Melbourne (Victoria) in Australia…
    Even though it can be argued that they left it too late as well because the lockdown only came after it got up to 700 cases per day.
    If they acted sooner the lockdown would have been less lengthy and less harsh, but the end result is there: no covid cases for 61 days.
    So yes, Kristof is absolutely right.
    Vietnam is another good example of a fast unified, comprehensive response early on.

    You mustn’t have been following the news that much or was it just easier to write Baloney without actually researching??

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    Jason

    Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    I don’t think any government will be able to cover up the fact of people dying of Covid 19. The stats from sites like worldometer are the best analysis of stats we have at the moment. On the one hand, those who think these stats are too conservative. On the other hand those who think it’s all a conspiracy and think the vaccines being developed and distributed are poison. The greatest enemy isn’t the virus….the enemy is distrust. It will stand in the way of a world recovery. The only road to recovery from this pandemic is a road paved by sharing knowledge of the virus, vaccines and treatment. No one can say they don’t care…if they want to live, that is.

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      Rick

      Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 5:33 pm

      Its easy to cover it up Jason – just list any cause of death as a Covid death as has been done in the US and many other countries, where people who tested positive, or were even just alleged to have Covid, have been listed as Covid deaths if they died as much as two months after that diagnosis, no matter what the true cause of death was. This is no conspiracy theory but a documented and admitted fact. The greatest enemy isn’t the virus – the greatest enemy is ignorance!!

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        Steve Decameron

        Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 6:07 pm

        bull… excess death stats don’t lie. The US has at least 400k excess deaths and real scientists, not crap you find on your nutjob sites, say it is likely worse. Thaiger, ban these liars and conspiracy nutjobs by their IP address or start making people accountable in teh comments section by requiring their FB profile to post. That will keep the lying nutjob trolls away, or they can get in trouble if they are actually in Thailand post false things as internet doctors they think they are.

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          Rick

          Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 6:27 pm

          First of all Steve I have not claimed to be a doctor, I don’t think I am a doctor, nor have I given any medical advice. Secondly I will be happy to back up everything I say with real evidence and last, but not least, I would like to know where you got your info on the 400K excess deaths in the US because that appears to be false info on your part. I just looked at the current stats and the death rate in the US for 2020 is just average and even lower than many other years. So should you be banned for false info or can you back up your assertion? Like I said – the greatest enemy is ignorance.

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        Issan John

        Friday, January 1, 2021 at 6:21 am

        “people … have been listed as Covid deaths if they died as much as two months after that diagnosis, …”

        I missed this gem.

        So are you saying that because it took them “as much as two months” to die after being diagnosed with Covid that it shouldn’t have been considered a factor?

        So if someone’s diagnosed with cancer and it takes them “as much as two months” to die after diagnosis that shouldn’t be considered a factor either?

        Or pneumonia? Or a stroke? Or anything else?

        That if “time passes” then it shouldn’t shouldn’t be considered a factor?

        If so, the greatest enemy really is ignorance.

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    gosport

    Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 5:25 pm

    Democracy or death, your choice.

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    Remo

    Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    Most Western countries are already vaccinating in big numbers, almost 2 million people have been vaccinated in the US and 1 million in the UK.

    I dont understand why Thailand only wants to start vaccination in May.

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      Siso

      Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 7:05 pm

      I don’t understand why people standing in line to even get a vaccination so fast, this guy here is going to wait to see what happens with all those willing lab animals, I wouldn’t be surprised if we would have a worldwide vaxdemic somewhere next year when all kinds of severe complications and deaths start to show up because mistakes were made developing this so called miracle juice

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      Issan John

      Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 3:23 pm

      How can they startany earlier?

      With what?

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    Melody

    Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    I am not surprised. It must have been happened. Thailand can’t stay closed to other countries. And the virus hasn’t gone anywhere.

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    Issan John

    Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    “You have never provided any source. Do it now if you can.”

    NOW, RICK?

    TELL YOU WHAT – I’LL GIVE YOU THE FULL PHOTO DETAILS, WHICH ANYONE WHO’S TRIED CAN FIND IN 10 SECONDS WITH A SIMPLE SEARCH, IF YOU AND ALL YOUR ALTER EGOS STOP COMMENTING HERE.

    ….. AND IF I FAIL TO, I’LL STOP ALL MY COMMENTS.

    HOW DOES THAT GRAB YOU? 🙂

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      Rick

      Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 12:11 am

      Great. If you can source photos of ISOLATED SarsCov2 then do it. All you’ve done so far is call people names – which is usually what people do when they are full of crap. Bring it on John. Let’s see it.

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        Issan John

        Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 9:52 am

        Oh goody.

        Can’t find it? Seriously?

        Do a search for ” coronavirus photograph “.

        Click on the “CDC Photo Library” entry (the first, in my case).

        Click on the first entry (or the second, up to you).

        Then look at the photo:

        “Description:

        Transmission electron microscopic image of an isolate from the first U.S. case of COVID-19, formerly known as 2019-nCoV. The spherical extracellular viral particles contain cross-sections through the viral genome, seen as black dots”

        Bye, Rick

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          Rick

          Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 12:08 pm

          Sorry to disappoint you John but neither of those 2 photos show ISOLATED virus as isolated virus would be filtered through a process where nothing bigger than the virus would be visible in the photo. And how do you explain the fact that the CDC admitted in July that they did not have access to isolated virus?

          “The CDC document is titled, “CDC 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Real-Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel.” It is dated July 13, 2020.
          Buried deep in the document, on page 39, in a section titled, “Performance Characteristics,” we have this: “Since no quantified virus isolates of the 2019-nCoV are currently available, assays [diagnostic tests] designed for detection of the 2019-nCoV RNA were tested with characterized stocks of in vitro transcribed full length RNA…”

          Not to mention that the CDC holds vaccine patents and makes profits off of vaccines so they are hardly an uninterested party. Your victory is short-lived unless you can find a source with real ISOLATED virus. Good luck!! Or should I say goodbye?

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            Issan John

            Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 2:09 pm

            Not disappointing me at all, Rick, as your response was exactly what I expected – pure BS and puerile smoke and mirrors.

            So, although the CDC state that it’s “an isolate”, and they do have some pretty well qualified people, in your completely unqualified view (and you’re the one who said you were totally unqualified in the field)”AN ISOLATE” ISN’T “ISOLATED”?

            … what’s frightening is that you’re serious.

            How do I “explain the fact that the CDC admitted in July that they did not have access to isolated virus?”

            Very easily indeed. It’s no longer July – time passes.

            If people like you weren’t so dangerous, you’d actually be funny.

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          Rick

          Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 1:47 pm

          Sorry to disappoint you John but neither of those 2 photos show ISOLATED virus. The process of isolation requires the virus particles to be filtered out of other material which means that any photo of isolated virus would not contain any particles larger than the virus. Besides, if the CDC, or any other organization in the US, HAD actually isolated it from the first US patient then why did a CDC report say this in July:

          “The CDC document is titled, “CDC 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Real-Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel.” It is dated July 13, 2020.
          Buried deep in the document, on page 39, in a section titled, “Performance Characteristics,” we have this: “Since no quantified virus isolates of the 2019-nCoV are currently available, assays [diagnostic tests] designed for detection of the 2019-nCoV RNA were tested with characterized stocks of in vitro transcribed full length RNA…”

          Not to mention that the CDC is hardly a disinterested party since they not only hold a number of vaccine patents but they also profit off of them. So please present a source with actual ISOLATED virus or perhaps say goodbye yourself. Good luck!!

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            Issan John

            Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 2:29 pm

            … and, again using the same search, some more sources that also have photos of an “actual ISOLATED virus”, that don’t hold any vaccinepatents, etc:

            From Nature (the on-line journal): “Coronavirus up close. This electron micrograph shows particles of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, called SARS-CoV-2. Researchers isolated these virus particles from the first person in the United States found to be infected.”

            From the National Institute of allergy and Infectious Diseases: “This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (yellow)—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells (blue/pink) cultured in the lab.”

            From News 18: “Colorized scanning electron micrograph of a VERO E6 cell (blue) heavily infected with SARS-COV-2 virus particles (orange), isolated from a patient sample. (Image: NIAID-RML)” and “Transmission electron micrograph of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, isolated from a patient. (Image: NIAID-RML)” and “Colorized scanning electron micrograph of an apoptotic cell (blue) infected with SARS-COV-2 virus particles (red), isolated from a patient sample. (Image: NIAID-RML)” – they have another 30 more, all “ISOLATED”

            That’s just from the first page.

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    Issan John

    Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 11:36 pm

    … and preesy, the offer’s open to you too, and anyone else, if you think a photo of the isolated virus isn’t “available worldwide ” with a very, very simple search in a few seconds.

    If you, Rick and anyone else say you can’t find one then you’re either a compulsive liar or stupid beyond belief – or both. Your choice.

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    Patrick Kelly

    Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 12:19 am

    Try and keep your comments on topic and about the story, and avoid making personal or defamatory remarks about other commenters.

    Editor, The Thaiger Pte Ltd

    Direct quote from three weeks ago on this site.

    I guess these guidelines don’t apply anymore. Enough with the name calling & using Gods name in vain. It’s unbecoming.

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    Rick

    Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    John, I am beginning to think that your tactic is just to be so absurd that people give up trying to have a reasonable conversation with you. I can easily show everyone on this forum how you discredit yourself from your reply above, and that you are unable to even follow a logical argument. The claim was that the photos of isolated virus were obtained from the first US patient which was back in the beginning of the year. The CDC said in its report in July that they did not have access to virus isolates and your answer is that this is because “Its no longer July – time passes.”?????
    I leave it to everyone to decide for themselves but I can only say that this answer is absurd and I don’t know how anyone can take you seriously anymore – if they ever did.

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      Issan John

      Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 3:21 pm

      “I can easily show everyone on this forum how you discredit yourself from your reply above, and that you are unable to even follow a logical argument.”

      Then please do so.

      I was trying to keep things simple, to give a simple reply that even you may understand since the document you misrepresent has been explained at length and very authoritatively since. Obviously I failed. Mea Culpa.

      As that evidently wasn’t good enough for you, I’ll quote in full from the Reuters Fact Check on that particular misrepresentation. Again, I’m sure it won’t make any difference to you at all, but it just may be clear to anyone who wants to “decide for themselves”:

      “Fact check: This CDC document does not say that that SARS-CoV-2 doesn’t exist

      Social media users have claimed that a document from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) admits that the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which is the name for the novel coronavirus, does not exist. While the document is authentic, the scientific process described within it has been misrepresented.

      The claim appears in a video that has been viewed more than 77,000 times on YouTube entitled THE MOST IMPORTANT Video on Earth Right Now.

      In the video, the narrator references a document from the CDC that provides information about the PCR test used to detect SARS CoV-2, which causes the potentially deadly disease, COVID-19.

      On page 39, the document outlines how the “analytical sensitivity” of the PCR assays were determined.

      “Since no quantified virus isolates of the 2019-nCoV are currently available, assays designed for detection of the 2019-nCoV RNA were tested with characterized stocks of in vitro transcribed full length RNA (N gene; GenBank accession: MN908947.2)”, it reads.

      According to the video, this paragraph is evidence that the virus does not exist and that the pandemic is a hoax.

      “They’ve designed tests to detect something that hasn’t been isolated and isn’t available to test”, the narrator alleges.

      “What the CDC organisation is admitting here is that it has no measurable amount of the ‘convid’ [sic] that every psychopathic authoritarian has used as justification to shut down the world’s economy.

      “They are saying its unavailable. They are saying they don’t have it. They can’t prove its existence. They also use the word ‘isolates’, which means no isolated virus is available”.

      Dr Thushan de Silva, from the University of Sheffield’s Department of Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease, told Reuters that this was not correct.

      De Silva said that the document is describing what was used to determine the lowest amount of viral genetic material the RT-PCR assay could detect.

      “They describe a very common process during assay set up, where the limit of detection of the RT-PCR assay was determined”, he said.

      In this case, the CDC have used ‘transcribed’ RNA as the positive control – which means they used synthetically produced genetic material identical to that carried by the virus.

      “To calculate the limit of detection of an RT-PCR assay, you need to have a known quantity of virus to extract genetic material (RNA) from, or alternatively a known quantity of RNA identical to that carried by the virus ”, de Silva said.

      According to de Silva, one reason for using transcribed RNA would have been that at the time of set up, not many standardised and quantified viral stocks would have been available to extract viral RNA from.

      De Silva maintains that using transcribed RNA rather than RNA extracted from quantified viral stocks is no reason to question the existence of SARS-CoV-2.

      “There are now hundreds of stocks of cultured SARS-CoV-2 in laboratories around the world”, he said.

      VERDICT

      False. While the document is authentic, the scientific process described within it has been misrepresented.

      This article was produced by the Reuters Fact Check team”

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        Rick

        Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 4:16 pm

        Hello! John! Is anybody home? Does your obtuseness know any bounds? Please do so? I already did. Okay – one more time. I’ll try to go slow so you can follow:
        – The photos you said to look at were reported to be of isolated virus from the first American patient earlier in the year.
        – The CDC report published in July stated that they did not have access to any virus isolate. Again this was published in July.
        – When I asked you why the CDC did not have access to virus isolate in July if it had already been isolated earlier in the year your reply was – “Very easily indeed. It’s no longer July – time passes.”
        – Please explain to me how that makes any sense at all???

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          Issan John

          Friday, January 1, 2021 at 5:43 am

          Certainly. Simple, if you read the Reuters Fact Check.

          “It’s no longer July – time passes.” means that … well … it’s no longer July, time passes.
          That what they didn’t have available at the time (July), they did after time passed (after July / later / time passed).

          As the Reuters Fact Check put it:

          “According to de Silva, one reason for using transcribed RNA would have been that at the time of set up, not many standardised and quantified viral stocks would have been available to extract viral RNA from.

          De Silva maintains that using transcribed RNA rather than RNA extracted from quantified viral stocks is no reason to question the existence of SARS-CoV-2.

          “There are now hundreds of stocks of cultured SARS-CoV-2 in laboratories around the world”, he said.”

          As the Reuters Fact Check said, it’s “False” and “misrepresented”.

          They could, of course, be wrong, as could Dr Thushan de Silva, from the University of Sheffield’s Department of Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Diseases, but given their conclusion and his qualifications, and comparing them to yours, I think I’ll go along with theirs.

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        Rick

        Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 10:49 pm

        “Then please do so”?? John, I find it hard to believe that even you can be that dense. I already did it. But I will do it again so that even you can follow it:
        – The photos you directed me to were said to be of isolated virus form the first US patient earlier in the year.
        – The CDC published a report in July in which they stated that they did not have access to virus isolates.
        – I asked you how it could be that if the virus was isolated earlier in the year then why did the CDC not have access to it in July.
        – Your response was: “Very easily indeed. It’s no longer July – time passes.”.
        What?? Please explain how this makes any sense? I suspect that you will probably just ignore this again since that is what you tend to do when you are wrong or cannot answer the question.

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          Rick

          Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 11:02 pm

          Sorry to be repeating myself folks – it seems that when I post something here lately it doesn’t work and then after waiting a few hours when I rewrite and post it both messages end up posting at the same time. I don’t know why but I hope it stops. Anyway, a Happy New Year to all – even you John!

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          Issan John

          Friday, January 1, 2021 at 6:01 am

          See above.

          Equally happy to answer anything you say I’ve “ignored when [I’m] wrong or can’t answer the question”, but if you can’t understand that “time passes” means that ‘a’ is later than ‘b’ and that doesn’t “make any sense” to you, I’m not sure anything anyone says will “make any sense”.

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    Issan John

    Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    … and if there’s still any doubt over whether the virus has been “ISOLATED” or not, try the Reuters Fact Check article on it that starts:

    “Social media posts have suggested that the contents of the vaccines for COVID-19 are not known, because the virus that causes the disease has not been isolated. This is not true.”

    …and that concludes:

    “VERDICT False. The virus that causes the disease COVID-19 has been isolated and is named SARS-CoV-2. After being isolated, work began on developing a vaccine against the virus.”

    … with plenty of informed and informative links in-between.

    I know it won’t make any difference to those like Rick who are unable to take their fingers out of their ears while singing “la-la-la” to drown out anything that doesn’t fit with their ideas, but maybe it’ll stop someone reading it joining the cult.

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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Covid-19 death toll exceeds 100,000 in the UK, government mulls quarantine for travellers

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With the Covid-19 death toll exceeding 100,000 in the United Kingdom, the British government is considering a mandatory hotel quarantine for visitors entering the country. A quarantine system is considered to be an effective way to limit virus transmission and stop new coronavirus variants from spreading into the country.

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke with senior officials in a meeting yesterday, saying that the government will consider tighter border measures. UK citizens and residents arriving from most of southern Africa and South America, as well as Portugal, will have to quarantine in a hotel for 10 days at their own expense.

Currently, people arriving in the UK from abroad must show the Covid-19 test results, while direct flights from South Africa, Brazil, and Portugal are banned to prevent the spreading of new variants in the Kingdom.

Hotel quarantine measures have been used in Australia, New Zealand, China, India, and Singapore, but the disease control practice has not been widely used in Europe.

In Thailand, those who enter the country from abroad must quarantine for 14 days at either a state quarantine facility or at an alternative quarantine hotel. Travellers must also be tested for Covid-19 before their flight to Thailand and tested at least another 2 times before they are released from quarantine.

SOURCE: Associated Press

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CCSA Update: 819 new Covid-19 cases, 1 death

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819 new Covid-19 cases and 1 new death were reported today in the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s daily briefing. Thailand has reported a total of 15,465 cases and 76 deaths since the start of the pandemic last year.

There are now 4,335 active Covid-19 cases and many patients are asymptomatic, according to deputy spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Natapanu Nopakun, who also represents the CCSA.

More than 700 of the new 819 cases were detected in active case finding in Samut Sakhon, a Covid-19 hotspot, according to Natapanu. Most of the cases involve migrants, many who work in factories.

“The high numbers are from active case finding, so please don’t be alarmed by the high numbers that we had for yesterday and today.”

Thailand went from less than 200 daily new cases to over 900 new cases, but Natapanu says this is an “expected scenario” due to the accelerated case finding campaign over the next 3 weeks in Samut Sakhon to “break the chain of transmission as soon as possible.”

“Most of these confirmed cases are asymptomatic… Patients do not require the same treatment as those who are symptomatic.”

Those who test positive and are asymptomatic are taken to a state quarantine facility. Natapanu says this keeps the hospitals from becoming overcrowded.

Thailand reported 1 new coronavirus-related death today. A 56 year old Thai man in Samut Sakhon died after testing positive for Covid-19. The man also suffered from an ischemic stroke.

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Mass Covid-19 immunisation in poor countries could take until 2024

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While developed countries, like those in the European Union, are likely to vaccinate most of the population within the next year, most poor countries won’t be able to reach mass Covid-19 immunisation until 2024, according to an analysis from the Economist Intelligence Unit.

84 of the world’s poorest countries will not receive enough vaccinations to reach herd immunity within the next year, according to the unit’s global forecasting director and author of the report, Agathe Demarais.

Agathe told the Guardian that disparity in vaccinations between the rich and poor countries will “define the global economy, the global political landscape, travel, pretty much everything.”

Poor countries may have poor medical infrastructure and few health workers that are trained to administer vaccines. Some countries may also have issues securing vaccine ingredients as well as production constraints and delays in delivery.

Countries with many people living in rural areas, like India and China, may also have problems reaching people in remote areas, according to Agathe.

SOURCE: Guardian

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