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Thai Health Minister “confident” the monk’s death is not related to the Covid vaccine




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Following the death of a monk just a few hours after being vaccinated against Covid-19, Thailand’s public health minister expressed his sympathy, but says he is confident that the vaccine is not the cause of death.

Anutin Charnvirakul says the 71 year old monk had underlying conditions of severe diabetes and high blood pressure. An autopsy is being conducted to determine the cause of death.

The monk was an assistant abbot at Wat Samphanthawong in Bangkok. On Wednesday, he was injected with a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine at 10am. About 4 hours later, he was found dead in his quarters at the temple.

CCSA spokesperson Taweesilp Visanuyothin says 4 people have reported severe side effects, such as a rash, since the rollout of the vaccine campaign. Those patients were given an antihistamine to ease the symptoms.

Anutin is assuring the public that the Covid-19 vaccine is safe and there is no need to panic, adding that the vaccine has been tested and approved by Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Medical Sciences.

The first death in Thailand involving a Covid-19 vaccine patient was reported last week. Doctors say the death is not related to the vaccine. The 60 year old patient had an abdominal aortic aneurysm, which led to a fatal rupture, 10 days after receiving the vaccine.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post


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    Kuhn David

    Friday, April 2, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    Yesterday, I got my second dose of the Pfizer inoculation. Within 12 hours, I felt feverish, light headed,body aches and I could feel my chest tightening, as if a precursor to Asthma or a chest cold. I’m 65, and in somewhat decent health. I still fell crappy this morning (currently 0700 hours Pacific Coast Time) but it’s sure no joke. All of you who get the vaccine, please be aware you may get ill and read up on what you can or can’t do to offset the adverse symptoms, post injection. It’s better to get moderately ill for a couple of days than pass away from it.

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    toby andrews

    Friday, April 2, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    I had a Tyfus vaccine years ago. It knocked me out for twelve hours.
    I say to the Thais what I have heard for years about Thailand. “If you do not like it leave!”
    Thailand is receiving this vaccine free or at cost, and I read the scum are already selling it.
    If you do not like this western vaccine, crawl around the Wat and pray to Buddha.
    There are plenty of places in the world that will be delighted to receive this vaccine.

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    Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 3:06 pm

    Okay I’m thinking that everybody is big enough to take his owns responsabilities. I’m not anti-vaccin but the fact is that the covid-19 vaccines have not been tested for their medium and long term side effects, the people who receive the injections are guinea pigs. To date several European countries have blocked the Astra Zeneca vaccine due to serious secondary problems and several deaths in guinea pigs over 65 years old and even much younger! However, some government health agencies continue to argue that these deaths are not attributable to the vaccine! But of course ! 5 minutes before he died he was still in good health!

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