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WHO praises Thailand’s unity as key to successfully tackling Covid-19

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Unity between Thailand’s public and social sectors, healthcare workers, local organisations, and individuals, has been key to tackling Covid-19, according to the World Health Organisation. WHO director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was speaking yesterday at an online address to Thailand’s National Health Commission Office when he made his remarks.

According to him, unity between all sectors in the country, coupled with strict health and safety measures, helped Thailand fight off the spread of the virus. The WHO director says the country’s health assembly has shown how crucial decisions can be made at the top, with the public trusted to comply. He says such trust is vital to surviving a situation like Covid-19, adding that Thailand’s example is to be included in a WHO manual on how to build national health security.

Meanwhile, Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul says the war against the pandemic is far from over, pointing out that until the widespread administration of a vaccine, health measures such as social distancing function as a “social vaccine”. He says that out of 73 million infections worldwide, only 4,200 have been recorded in Thailand. Since October 1, the Kingdom has only had 18 local cases, but around 1,000 imported.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

 

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    Brian

    Friday, December 18, 2020 at 11:31 am

    Claptrap. Tedros is a stooge for China. This entire region’s borders are among the most porous in the world. Anyone who looks into the issue will discover the hypothesis that Asia has considerable preexisting immunity/resistance to this thing, for unclear reasons. Perhaps from having encountered some virus like this in the past due to exposure to bats.

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    Rasputin

    Friday, December 18, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    The ‘claptrap’ is emanating from YOUR mouth, I suggest you look up the meaning of hypothesis, there is NO scientific evidence that Thais have any ‘inherited’ immunity to covid, in fact evidence exists to suggest any immunity from having had covid 19 is short lived, (I hope they are wrong). If not, the protection acquired from any vaccine MAY well have expired before the vaccination of the population of individual countries have even been completed, and that would be a problem. Again I hope I’m wrong. Boarders are indeed porous but the quantity of people coming through them at the moment are quite small and at the moment containable. If the situation changes expect the policing of the boarders to be stepped up, ruthlessly if necessary.

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    Ian

    Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 1:19 am

    Ruthlessly lol you sound like the Thai dictators covid is already among you it’s just not as bad as the west and it’s down to the thai people being obedient I was thier from march to july in the town’s or village as you call them I saw how people observed the rules so good only odd idiots had parties

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