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Today, the US is launching its largest and most complicated vaccine distribution process in its history after Covid has continued to wreak havoc on its citizens for months. The site of the distribution, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, is filled with tractor trailers loaded with suitcase-sized containers of Pfizer’s Covid vaccine.

US regulators authorised the vaccine from Pfizer and its partner BioNTech for use just Friday, with US marshals set to accompany the tightly-secured shipments from the factory to their final destinations. The president of the UPS Healthcare, Wes Wheeler, says they have spent months strategising with Operation Warp Speed officials and our healthcare customers on efficient vaccine logistics.

“…….and the time has arrived to put the plan into action.”

Pfizer’s dry-ice cooled packages can hold as many as 4,875 doses, with the first leg of their journey embarking from Kalamazoo to nearby airplanes. Workers will reportedly load the vaccines – which must be kept at sub-Arctic temperatures – onto the aircraft that will shuttle them to United Parcel Service or FedEx air cargo hubs in Louisville, Kentucky, and Memphis, Tennessee, respectively.

From there, they will be trucked or flown to facilities close to the 145 U.S. sites earmarked to receive the first doses. Healthcare workers and elderly residents of long-term care homes are to be the first in line to receive the vaccinations.

UPS and FedEx are making the vaccine distribution a top priority, reserving space on planes and trucks at a time when pandemic- and holiday- related e-commerce are creating more demand for deliveries than carriers can handle.

Both companies have long-term histories of expertise at handling fragile medical products and are leaving little room for error. They are providing temperature and location tracking services to backup devices embedded in the Pfizer boxes, in order to track each shipment throughout its journey.

SOURCE: Thai PBS World

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    Buttaxe

    Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    Never trust anything produced by American Big Pharma. The US is corrupt to the core – a corporatocracy, run for the corporations by the corporations.

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      s2k

      Thursday, December 24, 2020 at 9:43 am

      The Pfizer vaccine was developed in Germany…

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    backat You

    Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    Same for the UK

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    Patrick Kelly

    Monday, December 14, 2020 at 3:23 am

    Update: it looks like India’s regulatory authorities have already declined to issue an accelerated approval for the Oxford/AZ candidate, which may be a sign of trouble to come. . .

    So far the vaccine rollout in Asia leaves much to be desired .

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      Issan John

      Monday, December 14, 2020 at 7:59 am

      Was your coma medically induced, or did you have an accident?

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    Issan John

    Monday, December 14, 2020 at 6:59 am

    AZ’s revised phase 3 trials aren’t complete, and their new trials and development with Gamaleya has barely started so why on earth would any approval have been issued?

    How is this an “update”?

    For what?

    As for “the vaccine rollout in Asia leaves much to be desired”, how EXACTLY would you suggest a “roll out” should have been done?

    The mRNA vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna are out of the question due not only to the purchase price but to the logistic cost which makes distribution impossible as the infrastructure doesn’t exist, and unless the vaccines provide protection from transmission which appears increasingly unlikely they’re useless from an Asian perspective in any case unless / until they can vaccinate all / most of the population.

    So how EXACTLY could Asia have improved the “roll out” for something which doesn’t yet exist?

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    Patrick Kelly

    Monday, December 14, 2020 at 12:43 pm

    AstraZeneca’s failure to disclose trial pause caused US regulator to lose confidence, says NYTimes
    Rozina Sabur

    Not looking good for the Asian regions favorite vaccine .

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    Patrick Kelly

    Monday, December 14, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    AstraZeneca Vaccine Rollout Complicated by Unanswered Questions
    December 3, 2020
    Laurie Saloman, MS

    Guess this writer should not be using that term . I already warned her that the Thai locals are not happy with the phrasing.

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Last night, police raided a house in Nonthaburi and arrested 40 people for allegedly gambling.

According to the deputy chief of the Central Investigation Bureau, 33 are Thais and 7 are migrant workers of the casino. The officials also confiscated decks of cards of the Dragon-Tiger game, plastic chips and some cash as evidence.

During the raid, the migrant workers allegedly revealed that the gambling operations at the home had only been going on for 2 days and that the owner planned to move it to other locations.

Police have been cracking down on gambling after the Covid-19 outbreak at a Rayong gambling den in line with the PM’s order made last week to shut down the illegal venues and tracking down “influential figures.”

SOURCE: National Thailand

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With Covid-19 cases linked to some illegal gambling dens, causing a headache for health officials trying to track down elusive gamblers to contain the virus, the former Finance Minister floated the idea to legalise gambling.

The former Finance Minister and current leader of the Kla Party, Korn Chaitkavanich, claims legalising gambling will help contain the spread of Covid-19. He also hinted that it will gain more tax revenue. If it’s legalised, gamblers will spend their money in legal casinos that pay taxes, drawing in more money the government can use for public improvements, he says.

The Royal Thai Police spokesperson insists police are pursuing legal action against owners of the illegal gambling dens. Interior Minister Anuphong Paojinda has also told provincial governors to suppress illegal gambling dens and take responsibility if more gambling dens are found.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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For people travelling around Thailand at the moment there is still quite a lot of confusion and misinformation about where you can travel to and additional restrictions on travel. We’ll continue to publish any updates to this information at thethaiger.com

For people travelling out of Red Zones… that includes Bangkok…. to other parts of the country that are lower-risk zones – organge, yellow and green – there are a number of precautions in place.

How these precautions are applied in practice is sometimes up to the local governors and officials and also sometime up to you with advisories about your behaviour when you arrive at your destinations

In Phuket, for example, if you want to travel from Bangkok to the island, officially there are restrictions on your travel, documented in a 3 page announcement last weekend. There was talk of a 14 day self quarantine being in place.

This week the Tourism Authority of Thailand has announced that travellers will not have to do a 14 day quarantine if they travel from Bangkok, except from four high risk areas in the capital

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