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Thai health official dies a week after being injected with the Covid-19 vaccine

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A Thai health official died a week after being injected with the Covid-19 vaccine. The woman, who worked for Public Health Ministry’s administration division, suffered from heart failure and was admitted to the Phra Nang Klao Hospital in Nonthaburi, a suburb outside of Bangkok.

The woman died 7 days after being injected with the Covid-19 vaccine, according to deputy permanent secretary for health Sura Wisetsak. Reports do not say which Covid-19 vaccine the woman was injected with or if it was her first or second dose. Sura notes that the woman was also taking weight loss pills and the cause of death is still under investigation.

There is no implication that the vaccine is, in any way, responsible for her death.

The topic of the woman’s death was listed on the agenda for a committee meeting focused on the side effects of the Covid-19 vaccine, according to the Bangkok Post.

The Bangkok Post says that, according to data from government briefings, the Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine, known as CoronaVac, is primarily being used in Thailand at the moment. The Thai-produced AstraZeneca vaccine will not be available for public use until next month.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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Tanutam Thawan

Local Thai journalist speaking fluent Thai and English. Tanutam studied in Khon Kaen before attending Bangkok’s Chulalongkhorn University.


  1. The implication here seems to be the vaccine killed her, well it might come as a shock but everyone who takes the vaccine is going to die at some point, some earlier than others unfortunately, she was taking weight loss pills and cause of death is unknown but why ruin a good headline.

  2. Hundreds of people globally have developed blood clots and up to 40% of these have died but governments continue to preach the vaccine is safe. Some vaccines may be safe but some clearly aren’t.

  3. It seams anyone who dies gets the question asked did they have the vaccine? if no then its not news! But if yes then its main headline! Oh taking weight loss pills and heart stopped but hey let’s not ruin a vaccine killed someone story !

  4. Here in Denmark, I just got a document from the health authorities (Statens Serum Institut) that states that 4415 Danes have died within 30 days of receiving the vaccine. This is the double number of those dying with covid19. So, this could indicate that the vaccine poses danger to people’s health and risk of death. I have the document and can show it to anyone who wishes.

    Then there are the discussions of exactly how great a part of the population has gotten contaminated with the virus, what age groups have been contaminated, what age groups have gotten the vaccine, etc. These discussions, of course, are very important to get a real cost/benefit picture of it all, but still the number 4415 is a clear indication that certainly this vaccine and restriction politics have had a great, great price.

  5. In Germany Sinovac is not allowed and will be not accept as a vaccine if sombody want to travel to Germany and is vaccinated with Sinovac. Only succesfull proved in europe vaccines. Sinovac is not proven succesfully and not allowed in Germany because dangereous and no effiency. Countries who used Sinovac like Brazil had a big mess and people got infected with covid and even died and were vaccinated with Sinovac

  6. I agree with London Al. This is an isolated and inconclusive incident. It is Ike blood clotting with Astra Zeneca Vaccine. It is very rare and yet captures the headlines. We should look at the stats on vaccines.They have been being used for some months now. In reality, the incidence is extremely low. That is, you have more chance of being run over by a car on your motorbike, than dying from vaccination. It’s a million to one. You have more chance of winning the lottery that dying from a vaccine.

  7. I know that the Thaiger feels that they have to report these incidences (it’s a matter of public interest). But let’s keep it in perspective. The incidence of adverse reactions to any Covid Vaccine is very rare. I also know that bad news travels faster than good news. Maybe a headline like “Preconditions may be the cause of a rare death after taking Covid Vaccine.” would cause less hysteria and more fact.

  8. @Toby Andrews-Exactly right! Obese people, people with heart disease, and people with so many other underlying issues have died from Covid. Not considering that they were 100 kilo overweight, it is automatically a Covid death. This has put the fear into small minded people who cannot rationalize and think for themselves.
    Globally so many causes of death blamed on Covid, when it was other underlying issues. Someone with a bad immune system can die of the Flu or Pneumonia, but you never hear those terms nowadays.

  9. “COVID-19 vaccines designed to elicit neutralising antibodies may sensitise vaccine recipients to more severe disease than if they were not vaccinated.
    This quote appears in an October 2020 study, published in the International Journal of Clinical Practice. The title of the study: “Informed consent disclosure to vaccine trial subjects of risk of COVID-19 vaccines worsening clinical disease.”
    The study declares that volunteers in COVID vaccine clinical trials and people who receive the vaccine after clinical trials—meaning now—should be informed there is a risk of “more severe disease than if they were not vaccinated.”

  10. @Jason — In the States according to VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System), 3,837 people have died from the vaccines so far. Not as isolated as you might think!

  11. @Slugger – Why blame the Thaiger for the reporting of a cause of death that was published by the Authorities?, are they supposed to ignore official notifications and just any old guess as to how she died? will that appease some of the morons who post on here.

  12. @Sam – It sounds to me like Covid must have been killing people for many years via blood clots as my sister-in-law died from blood clots at the age of 21,more than 30 years ago.
    Of course the clots could not have been brought on by birth control pills and various other medications could it?. There are several medical conditions/medicines that continue to kill people via blood clots, but if the anti-vaxers admitted that they would have things to complain about .

  13. A poor article any way you look at it – either the headline is sensationalist and misleading, or the statement later on that the vaccine isn’t deemed to be the cause is untrue. Adverse reaction are rare, and happen with all vaccines and all medications – one isolated incident lacking in detail is useless information at best. Surely you can do better than this sensationalism click-bait?

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