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Covid-19 UPDATE: 5 new cases found in quarantine, no deaths (August 2)

Jack Burton



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The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration announced 5 new cases of the virus in state quarantine, all Thais returning from abroad. The new cases bring the total number of infections in Thailand to 3,317 since the outbreak began. There hasn’t been a community infection of Covid-19 for over 2 months.

7 people were discharged from hospital today bringing the total number of recoveries to 3,142, and leaving the recovery rate steady at around 95%. 117 patients remain in hospital. The death toll remains at 58.

Globally the virus has infected more than 18 million people, and the death toll as of today stands at 688,961.

SOURCES: Thai Enquirer |


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    Bubba Lee

    Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    Thailand has a highly effective quarantine system utilizing ASQ Hotels and intermittent COVID-19 tests before allowing incoming travelers to enter Thailand’s general population. These procedures are being scaled up to process more and more classes of people and may very well become the new norm for everyone wishing to enter Thailand. This would have sounded very strange indeed before this pandemic. However, as more and more Chinese Doctors and Lab technicians from Wuhan Research Lab reveal the research being conducted with the Coronavirus it has become very clear that the Wuhan lab was performing “extensive manipulation of bio-informatics” to bio-warfare weapons. It was announced today that the Wuhan lab will be providing “extensive training on the manipulation of pathogens and bio-informatics” to Pakistani scientists “to help Pakistan develop its own virus collection database”, for the development of biological weapons. It is unconscionable that the world allows such activities to continue.

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    Edy F.

    Monday, August 3, 2020 at 1:43 am

    The PCR tests are not effective to find viruses. They only find some genetic material, which can be anything, for example exosoms or some rest of a former vaccine. So there are lots of false positives and this will never finish. But the epidemic is finished for long time. And nobody has isolated this virus inside a human body. Maybe there is no virus, maybe this virus has never existed. But it’s a good pretext for maintaining the state of emergency and people inside fear. Guess for what ?

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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