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Poll respondents say politicians should be last on the list for Covid-19 vaccine

Maya Taylor

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A survey carried out by the National Institute of Development Administration shows that most people believe politicians should be at the back of the queue for the Covid-19 vaccine. Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has confirmed Thailand will receive its first vaccine delivery next week, with the arrival of China’s Sinovac jab on Wednesday.

Respondents to the NIDA poll said medical workers should be first in line to be vaccinated and politicians should get to the back of the queue. The poll surveyed 1,318 people between February 15 – 17, asking the question, “Who should be the first to be vaccinated against Covid-19?” Nation Thailand reports that those surveyed were over the age of 15 and included people from a mix of regions, education levels, and occupations.

The government has stated that healthcare workers in both the private and public sector will be prioritised in the national vaccine rollout. Various occupation groups are listed below in the order they should be prioritsed for vaccination, based on the findings of the NIDA poll.

Healthcare workers: 40.48%
General contractors/labourers: 14.41%
Tourism workers: 8.87%
All professional groups at the same time: 7.59%
Travel and transportation workers: 5.29%
Students: 4.93%
Business owners/self-employed: 4.85%
Civil servants/employees/state enterprise employees: 4.38%
Private company employees: 3.82%
Butler/maid/retirees/unemployed: 3.49%
Fisheries/farmers: 1.4%
Politicians: 0.48%

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

 

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25 Comments

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    Issan John

    Monday, February 22, 2021 at 12:31 pm

    Probably, apart from healthcare workers (40%), as much an indicator of who was polled as anything else – as well as the usual badly phrased question, not putting sectors in order but just first past the post.

    The only people who put politicians first were possibly the few who gave it any thought, thinking they should be the first to set an example / encourage confidence.

    Labourers at 14%, tourism sector 8%, retirees at 3% :o.

    Yet another cr@p poll by NIDA.

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      Bill

      Monday, February 22, 2021 at 2:03 pm

      isaan john is such a retard he prolongs his post minutes later.

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        Issan John

        Monday, February 22, 2021 at 2:11 pm

        “prolongs” ??? 😮

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          Bill

          Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 7:47 am

          prolong? google it.

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        JustMe

        Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 9:57 am

        @TheThaiger.

        Reading this kind of personal comments and attacks is getting annoying and I notice to start avoiding the comments section altogether. Can you please care about the quality as well, this kind of low class barstool behavior does not attract, it repels. Please rethink your moderation policy, it’s getting too much and makes this look like a low class publication.

        Thank you.

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    Issan John

    Monday, February 22, 2021 at 12:37 pm

    … and, FWIW, “Poll respondents” DID NOT “say politicians should be last on the list for Covid-19 vaccine”.

    Poll respondents weren’t asked that, or anything remotely like it.

    Apparently they were only asked ” “Who should be the first to be vaccinated against Covid-19?”

    While the view in the headline may or may not be true, it’s an almost unbelievably bad and wildly inaccurate headline.

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      Fred glue

      Monday, February 22, 2021 at 1:21 pm

      Why do you tell lies,

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        Issan John

        Monday, February 22, 2021 at 1:34 pm

        Ummm … name them 😮

        The survey simply didn’t say what the headline reported, as those surveyed were never asked.

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          Fred glue

          Monday, February 22, 2021 at 2:10 pm

          Now you are spreading lies IJ. And stop being judge, jury & executioner. Every comment you write it’s all based on lies.. go and see a doctor for a remedy.

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            Issan John

            Monday, February 22, 2021 at 2:12 pm

            As I asked – say any!!! 😮

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      Joe

      Monday, February 22, 2021 at 1:36 pm

      If it’s the Chinese Frankenstein vaccination then definitely the politicians who are in charge at the moment should be the first and last people to take it, nobody else,wait a moment and Issan John and Dennis the menace too.

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    Toby Andrews

    Monday, February 22, 2021 at 2:05 pm

    Quite right, politicians should be last.
    The politicians should have had the vaccines in Thailand two months ago.
    I John is always making excuses for Thailand antics, with, “well in the west.”
    Now I’m quoting an example of Thai incompetence. With: Well in the West . . .
    The UK gave the first vaccine on the 8th of December 2020
    In the USA, the 14th of December 2020.
    These Thai clowns STILL have not the Covid 19 vaccine!
    And if is is being brought by Thai airways it might never arrive.

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      Issan John

      Monday, February 22, 2021 at 2:17 pm

      Actually, Toby, I’ve said repeatedly that the vaccination programme is appallingly slow, for no valid reason, and how important it is economically – but let’s not let reality get in the way.

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    Issan John

    Monday, February 22, 2021 at 2:10 pm

    “Politicians first”, to set an example, is quite a popular view although not reflected here …

    – and FWIW, my preference would be Sputnik V, but that doesn’t mean I’m a Putin fan 🙂

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    Graham White

    Monday, February 22, 2021 at 2:10 pm

    I think it would be better to inject Thai politicians with something else; a truth drug maybe.

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      Issan John

      Monday, February 22, 2021 at 2:20 pm

      Why “Thai” politicians in particular?

      In the West … 😮

      (just to keep you happy, Toby 🙂 )

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    Michael

    Monday, February 22, 2021 at 2:31 pm

    Whatever they said, it doesn’t matter.

    They forgot the friendly and modest group of foreigners living in Thailand!

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    Jason

    Monday, February 22, 2021 at 2:40 pm

    I just love surveys…google “Yes Prime Minister, surveys”. You’ll get all you need to know about surveys…. :)))

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    Ynwaps

    Monday, February 22, 2021 at 3:38 pm

    If a person wants the vaccine, they’ll vote politicians should be last because it’s a no-brainer to get vaccinated.

    Yet if a citizen doesn’t trust their government, they’ll vote for politicians as guinea pigs first.

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    Lorna Broll

    Monday, February 22, 2021 at 5:01 pm

    Farangs complain too much, never happy. No farang in Thai should be complaining about how Thai runs things. If dont like get out. If want to stay keep quiet, try to make real friends. Thank you

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    London Al

    Monday, February 22, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    People who are more likely to die from it should get the vaccine first, whether politicians or anybody else, that’s how it’s being done here in Gilead and for once it’s the correct approach, unfortunately those of us who’ve been vaccinated are still going to be be locked down for another month, can’t even play golf.

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    Rick

    Monday, February 22, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    Take an experimental vaccine for something that hasn’t even been proven to exist? Makes sense to me!!

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    Jim kelly

    Monday, February 22, 2021 at 8:54 pm

    let the politicians have it.. test this shyte on them first!!

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    Jim kelly

    Monday, February 22, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    Q/.Why does everyone on here give ‘Issan John’ such a hard time???

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      Bill

      Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 7:44 am

      read his propaganda.

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