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Health Minister says first vaccine doses will be here on February 24

Maya Taylor

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Thailand’s Public Health Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul, says the first doses of the Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine will arrive in the Kingdom on February 24. Nation Thailand reports that the first batch of 200,000 doses will leave China on February 20. Anutin’s statement comes after weeks of uncertainty, with the government coming in for criticism over the slow pace of the vaccine rollout. Thailand had also been expected to take delivery of the AstraZeneca/Oxford University vaccine this month, but that has now been pushed back following a supply row between the manufacturer and the EU.

Anutin says once the Chinese vaccine is in the Kingdom, it will be subject to random quality checks carried out by the Department of Medical Sciences. The Food and Drug Administration is expected to approve the Sinovac jab for emergency use, with healthcare workers and other vulnerable groups first in line. The vaccine has been shown to be over 50% effective at preventing infection and 80% effective at preventing serious illness.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

 

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    Issan John

    Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 11:59 am

    “The vaccine has been shown to be … 80% effective at preventing serious illness.

    Are you sure of that, Thaiger?

    According to the source article it has “80 per cent efficacy in preventing cases requiring medical treatment” which is very different but still questionable as according to all the reports it’s 100% efficient at preventing hospitalization and fatalities.

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    Stardust

    Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 12:01 pm

    The daily nonsense!

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      Issan John

      Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 12:09 pm

      For once, Stardust, we’re in agreement.

      Unless the roll out happens soon, and in serious quantities, there are likely to be a lot more protests about a lack of vaccinations than about a lack of democracy.

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    Keith

    Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 12:03 pm

    wow 200,000 doses for 60M people, huge success

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    Gosport

    Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 12:06 pm

    The sooner the better Before new variants prevail

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      Fred glue

      Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 12:33 pm

      You bet, Gosport,,, I can not wait too walk into a bar sit down the girl put the elec fan on me. A nice cold Singha beer please, & get one for your self too…. 23.80 baht, too the Ozzie dollar….. it’s going too be pain in
      Quarantine,,,, but it out weighs too what lies ahead…. ?????????????

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        Frank

        Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 7:12 pm

        Singha piss beer

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          Fred glue

          Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 9:19 am

          How would you know frank, you must be Issan Johns brother. I know beer, I know beer.

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    Stardust

    Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 12:15 pm

    Thailand made no reservations for vaccines and think they are on the top of the list for the delivery? Are they nuts? Clowns at its best. By the way how many people living on planet earth and how many people living in Thailand! By the way the Chinese Vaccines is prooven not to be effektive especially for the new variants, thats why Brazil and other countries stopped it.

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      Susan

      Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 9:31 pm

      Of course they made an order for the vaccines. Do you think we are the almighty and get it free? Don’t be a moron.

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        Issan John

        Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 12:01 am

        You’re asking the impossible, Susan

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          Stardust

          Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 1:43 pm

          @Susan you understand the difference between an order and a reservation/pre order! And you heard about the who program for reservations for vaccines. Thailand didn’t do anything of that! It seams you are the moron!

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    Issan John

    Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 1:10 pm

    By the way, Stardust, Brazil “stopped” Sinovac back in November ….

    … then re-started a few days later.

    Not only as inaccurate as always, but as out of date.

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      Stardust

      Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 2:29 pm

      Yes Issan Adolf according to your beloved ccp propaganda. You should know people who defends every nonsense and only spreading nonsense propaganda have no credibility. Give us the not existng source of the chinese datas from the chinese vaccine. I mean real datas not ccp nonsense propaganda!

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        Gosport

        Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 2:51 pm

        Please define REAL DATA? What kind of outlet is valid to provide REAL DATA? How real is real for none believer?

        If you trust, get the jab you think truly real.

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        Robert Bunker

        Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 2:53 pm

        Hey Stardust Goering, propaganda works all ways. I no longer believe anything based on either “data”or “science” as both supposedly objective qualifiers have been seriously demeaned over the course of this pandemic. When i see the pictures of fellow farangs waltzing breezily through Suvarnabhumi to do battle with the men in green and yellow scam vans i shall book my flight but not before.

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        Issan John

        Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 3:42 pm

        Google is your friend, Stardust, even if no-one else is.

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        Issan John

        Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 6:53 pm

        Presumably you mean the data from Brazil?

        Try Brazil for Brazil’s data, Turkey for Turkey’s, etc.

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          albert zweistein

          Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 6:01 am

          And for bul$h1tt data ?

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    Biggest scam

    Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 2:35 pm

    How much is mr. Anutin’s reward?

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    Issan John

    Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 3:48 pm

    I see a million doses from Astra Zeneca are on the market, date expiring in April, for a quick sale …

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      Susan

      Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 9:33 pm

      See where? Source please or just a Facebook post ?

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        Issan John

        Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 12:04 am

        From South Africa – they no longer want them as they don’t think they give enough protection from the South Africa version and are sending them back / want to sell them on.

        Sorry, I was being a bit facetious.

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      EdwardV

      Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 10:15 pm

      There is going to be another 300M doses of AZ up for grabs in a few months. Probably sometime between April and July, and best of all it will be free.

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        Issan John

        Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 12:28 am

        Any details, Ed V?

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          EdwardV

          Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 1:48 am

          The US has paid for 300M doses of AZ and doesn’t intend to use them. The plan is to donate part of them to COVAX and the rest to countries of their choice. The US plans to go all in between Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. The US has about 250M adults, of which about 200M will be vaccinated (the other 50M will choose not to do so). They have purchased 300M doses of Pfizer, and another 300M doses of Moderna, both being used equally to date. Those two alone are more than enough to cover the population. In addition, they will have another 100M doses of J&J (40M of those are already produced). Any excess of those three will probably be held to provide boosters and create a stockpile. The J&J vaccine should be approved sometime this month, the AZ not until April. America plans to use the J&J, and once it’s approved the AZ becomes superfluous. This also goes for the 110M doses of Novavax the US purchased as those too will probably be donated. The White House has already said they plan to donate excess doses to other countries, they just haven’t released the plan to do so yet. Figure it starts once the US gets over the hump and demand drops, sometime in April or May. Oh the US also purchased 100M doses of Sanofi, but that probably isn’t going to be available to donate until 2022 (if it ever gets approved).

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            Issan John

            Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 2:58 am

            Thanks, Ed V, very comprehensive, and that makes a great deal of sense.

            By the time boosters come around, a year on from the original roll out, more effective vaccines will probably be available and Pfizer et al will probably have resolved the storage / logistics issues over temperature, so all these “excess doses” will be unwanted by the buyers as they’d be stockpiling sub-standard stock.

            My only doubt is that while the US and others have over-ordered, notably too the UK, the actual vaccines may not have been made and the manufacturers (AZ, etc) may have accepted orders for more than they can produce.

            If that’s the case (and it looks that way) then “between April and July” may be a bit optimistic.

            Fingers crossed, but I just can’t see enough vaccines being available to make Q3 possible.

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            Stardust

            Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 1:54 pm

            Thailand is not in the COVAX program by their own (government) choice!

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    Ian

    Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 5:22 pm

    Which market ij the one in the village near you ,best get down thier for a bargain might be buy one get one free 555

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      Issan John

      Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 6:56 pm

      Finger on the pulse as always, Ian. No, not the village market, but the South African one.

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    Frank

    Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 7:13 pm

    And then comes the mutation from Africa and it starts over

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    Frank

    Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 7:14 pm

    I remember well what this health minister said about foreigner last year..

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    Þorsteinn Kristinsson

    Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    This vaccine is not trustworthy

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      Issan John

      Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 12:09 am

      The AZ vaccine?

      I don’t think that’s clear yet.

      I think the problem is that some countries are now looking for vaccines that give blanket protection from every variant against all effects, but most people would be happy just with protection against serious effects.

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    Jim kelly

    Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    Anutin.. In the Oxford English Dictionary under the word ‘arsehole’ it says, “see him!”

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    Jim kelly

    Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    Just look at the photo of this complete forehead trombone!! HE NEEDS SOMEONE TO WIPE THAT STUPID GRIM OFF HIS FACE!

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    London Al

    Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 2:59 am

    Seems to me the world is going to be inundated with vaccines quite quickly, there are something like 10 different versions around already, not all approved but they probably will be, the money involved is astronomical so over supply is going to happen, I’m sure Thailand will get hold of more in the next month ir two.

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    Ian

    Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 4:02 am

    Sorry to say guys and girls but a new variant has been discovered in the UK its come from nigeria and the press are saying it could be imune from all the vaccines this is what we have all been dreading

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    Timmytime

    Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 6:56 am

    I bet that this clown change the date and the vaccine quantity a couple of more times before the weekend arrive. What a useless waste of space this guy is.

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    Siso

    Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 12:18 pm

    Zuckerberg was just recorded on video saying ” we just don’t know the long term side effects of basically modifying people’s DNA and RNA ” he and his Chinese wife have put billions in labs and such like billy gates.

    It’s one big human trial on global scale and we will only be know what kind effects this will have in a year or so, think twice jumping on this boat it might sink unexpectedly

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