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Top doctors say Thong Lor cluster might be the UK Covid-19 variant

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Yong Poovorawan

The UK variant of Covid-19 might be the strain of the virus that broke out at nightclubs and bars in Bangkok’s Thong Lor area, according to 2 top doctors in Thailand. The B117 variant is said to be faster-spreading – about 1.7 times more contagious than the original strain.

Doctors suspect the mutated strain led to the outbreak at the nightlife venues, but more tests need to be done to confirm. Thailand’s top virologist Yong Poovorawan, from Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Medicine, says preliminary genetic testing appeared to show that the strain was the UK variant.

In preliminary tests, samples from the Thong Lor were compared to strains from the market clusters in the Bang Khae area. A top researcher in virology and biotech, Anan Chongkaewwatana, says that the data also supports the theory that the B117 strain spread in Thong Lor.

SOURCE: Pattaya News

 

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13 Comments

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    John_2

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 7:50 pm

    And the next roll-out to prepare for is the “Brazilian Mutation” the most deadly so far…

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    Glenn

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 8:21 pm

    you are being setup for a new lock down and all that goes with it. There never was a pandemic, an epidemic, or even a deadly magic virus. 95 deaths over a 14 month period is one per every 4 days. There are more traffic deaths, cancer, heart disease, and dozens of other causes of death than there are CV fatalities. Plus considering at least half those 95 people were at or past the average life expectancy and had numerous comorbidity ailments (meaning CV was not the cause of death).

    Of course there has to a revision to the fear porn propaganda, a ‘variant’, more aptly quoted, “might be” a variant.

    Again, you are being setup, played, and scammed again.

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    GeorgeA

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    So Thailand has “variants”. Does that mean people there will be required to quarantine for 14 days like those from African countries?

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    James R

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    Glenn

    “There never was a pandemic…..” (ps, that means it is world wide).

    I know what you mean, the pandemic has been made up, the 125,000 people who died here in the UK all committed suicide, nothing to do with a virus, the 35 million cases were all actors and never had the virus, they were just paid to pretend they had it.

    It has all been a big trick to keep us in places and control us, all the doctors around the world have lied about the cases and have all been in the South Of France drinking champagne and caviar pretending they were at work.

    We have all been cheated, …… I have just woken up from the same mad dream you must be having at the moment.

    Go and see a doctor now before you lose all of your mind.

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    mj

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    Idiot not understand the Situation only look localy is stupid

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    David Mann

    Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 3:01 am

    James R. I share your pain and frustration with the comments from Glenn. I simply can not bring myself to believe there are people so ridiculously stupid, who can live and operate in normal society who actually believe in what he writes. It’s has to be either a total wind up (scam), or an act of denial beyond comprehension for normal people. There is no logic to the comments at all and I’d suggest we have already graced it far to much by our words.

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    Geoff

    Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 6:12 am

    My daughter has a friend who believes JFK and Diana are alive and married to each other. Totally stupid, because everybody knows she’s married to Elvis.

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    Ben

    Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 7:28 am

    There are millions like him in America. Examples are those that believe in QAnon. I’m not sure why they waste time on such rubbish. Life is to short to spend time thinking about these obviously fake theories.

    People like Glenn are so desperate to find theories that fit their narrative. Glenn must be a very lonely person. Sad really. He’s obviously not lost anyone close to him to this pandemic.

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    Stan

    Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 8:39 am

    Does the UK variant have a work permit?

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    toby andrews

    Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 5:17 pm

    No but a UK deviant needs one Stan.

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    James R

    Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    Toby

    And they need a visa, the ones who are refused an extension to their Thai visa have to go and live in Cambodia, sit outside a 7/11 supping cheap read wine and listening to UB40.

    I bet you love it there.

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    Rick

    Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    Well Ben, if life is too short for obviously fake theories then please stop posting about the bogus virus and the fake pandemic. Glenn is correct, and while you and others are so smug as to laugh at crazy theories you are falling for them yourselves. The theory of infectious viruses and contagion are based on the Germ Theory. Why is it called the Germ Theory you might ask? Because it has NEVER BEEN PROVEN, although it has be disproven in a number of experiments. The actual fact is that no infectious virus has ever been scientifically proven to exist and contagion is just an unproven theory. Yet you and others run around scared out of your wits by some invisible particle that has never even been proven to exist because someone told you so. So tell me what makes YOU any different form some fool who thinks JFK Junior and Princess Di are still alive? Just like them you just blindly believe what you are told without doing any research for yourself. You are no different yet what you believe and the fallicies that you are proping up are so much more dangerous and are destroying freedom all over the world due to a fake theory.

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    James R

    Friday, April 9, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    Rick

    So you could save the world from billions of pounds wasted on vaccines etc.

    All you have to do is offer to be paid $10,000,000 have an injection with all the viruses known to man, we can wait a week and see if you survive being killed by a fake ‘virus’

    How about it?

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