Border bounces have been disallowed for a few years now. You MUST spend at least 24 hours outside the country before coming back in, and you only get two in a calendar year.
I used to work in other countries, and sometimes came home to Thailand for 3 to 5 months between gigs. The border bounce was how I stayed in the country.
But when I worked in northern Malaysia, I was limited to how many times I could come home to Thailand, by that stupid 2-a-year rule.
Too many small data points here and there all point that there are a lot of serious vaccine injuries, especially among young adults. Doctors are more or less pressurized to not to report any vaccine injuries because of "vaccine hesitancy" and "greater good".
Add to that, just yesterday one friend told me that his friend, a triathlon type of athletic, got probably a brain clot from Moderna 1st shot, two days after the shot. Feeling weak, speech difficulties, then seizures and temporarily almost his whole body paralyzed. Lost conscience for a while. They thought he was a goner.
He got lucky, was rushed to ER but the clot probably dissolved on its own and he recovered. So it was only temporarily but still what a wild ride that must have been. Yeah, I could be just a negative lottery magnet for friends or these serious incidents are much more common than most government officials worldwide are willing to admit.
It is a highly contested issue. You are correct that mask-wearing does NOT protect the wearer, and it actually exposes the wearer to risk of infections as the mask works as a petri-dish of bacteria.
The societal damage of the continual reminder by mask-wearing that everybody is a potential spreader, is far greater than the minute possible spread-reduction by an infected person. That said, I am wearing the damn thing when entering a shop or super-market. This in spite of my conviction (and the scientific evidence backing up that stance) that masks are totally useless for curbing the spread. But I do not want to heighten the stress-level in those that believe it is useful, and hence I wear that thing and take it off the minute (actually the second) I leave the shop. Where I live you are luckily not fined or reprimanded when not wearing it outside...
Nowadays yes. If scenes of desperate people falling off US airforce planes to their death are brushed off by President Biden because "c'mon man that was 3 or 4 days ago". Then yes, everything is age relevant these days. Less than 3 days is presumably the standard.
They must be thinking that with the countries supposed re-opening in October that those on a Covid extension can return to whence they came from or head to another country nearby to obtain a Visa such as an "O" or one of the other categories to fit their needs. Funny thing is that unless the requirements are lifted for quarantine etc....no one will be leaving to return anytime soon. Yet if they do not have the requisite permission to stay then they unfortunately need to be moving on. It would have been so easy had they created a border type bounce by entering one of the Airports, that has arriving international travelers, and making a fast track lane. This would have allowed one to walk into the arrivals area, and have IO desks specifically created and separated from all others for those folks to make a walk around and then return with a stamp in their passport. It is what I used to do when I had an ME visa for being married to a Thai, and I would enter Laos via the friendship bridge, walk into the shopping area behind the IO station there, buy my needs, and then back across the bridge and back into Thailand. Ergo a border bounce.