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Episode 7. Today’s guest Hayden Rhodes, a health professional, father and family man. He’s come to his conclusion about vaccines. How about you? We also have the latest in the Sanbox reopening details for Thailand Bangkok’s on-again, off-again restriction updates.

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    Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    While I certainly agree many who would be coming to Thailand anyway will now take advantage of the no quarantine in Phuket. I don’t think many will be actual tourists. Mostly just business people, returning expats and such. Even so the funneling of people through Phuket will allow Thailand to claim a success while hopefully helping to restart businesses. Personally in reading all the requirements and restrictions, it’s just too much to go to Phuket which I’m not too fond of to begin with. I’m not paying extra to stay there for what would be 9-10 days out of a 20 day vacation (7 nights plus another 2-3 while waiting for a PCR test result). Better to wait until after October when my preferred city in Thailand starts the same scheme. I don’t mind getting stuck there for the entire visit.

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    Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 7:45 am

    Does anyone know the rules for expats trying to travel? These rules and plans are all for international tourists. So as an expat living in Northern Thailand can I visit Phuket under the re-opening scheme? Or because we are not vaccinated and not likely to be anytime soon, are we effectively shut out?

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    Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 10:12 am

    thank you guys so much for taking our immune system into consideration 🙂 if there had only been more time to think things throughly, i could definitely see thailand taking a different approach with a more holistic way, such as building up our immune systems with natural herbs & spices rather than questionable syringes. i think this is much too important to be passive about, especially for our children because they are trusting us to make their best informed decision, as we can’t reverse the vaccination once we get it, so i think we shouldn’t fall into peer pressure on this topic & rush out to go get vaccinated as soon as possible but instead focus on trusting & building up our God given immune systems with natural remedies & our gut instinct to wait it out for more research and for herd immunity. i think thailand has always been a pioneer when it comes to doing things differently, that’s one reason why we all love it here so much!! i honestly don’t see thailand forcing everyone to get vaccinated but always having and allowing options for the non vaccinated. let’s all please try to be optimistic here 🙂 collectively literally our thoughts become things. i’ve seen people reading food ingredients and counting calories all day but i have yet to find one person that’s actually read the covid19 vaccine ingredients & side effects insert 🙁 please don’t conform, i love you all <3

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    Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 12:47 pm

    I have spoken to the Thai government “Embassy” in Washington DC. Two week quarantine IS required. Where do you get your information? I for one will not be planning on coming back to Phuket until Quarantine is not required. I can pretty much assure you that people are not going to be spending a lot of money on transportation until the facts are known. Perhaps you have the link to an official Thai government web site that is specific and easy to understand the current requirements for entry

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