I agree with everything you say. But, considering YT, there are no clicks from good news. Chinatown would be different because it's in Bangkok and less dependent on tourism. Maybe. I'm not 100% sure because I haven't been there since March. The whole thing is that some people might see the lack of tourists, the closed bars and nightclubs, and the challenge itself as viable reasons to go now. Others may not. But to just proclaim that it would be a horrid experience for anyone to because that's how you feel discounts how others might feel. I think it would be a great time to go to Phuket. If someone else thinks not, great for them, too. It all comes back to the motivations.
Thank you for the welcome. BKK and its surrounding area hold little interest for me. Kamphaeng Phet and its history, is where the story is. I just need to know that I can arrive do the lockdown or not and then leave the area for the peace of the countryside. Without a firm commitment from the politicians Thailand will slip further into the red. So we all wait.
Agreed on all counts.
If any foreigners are thinking of flying here for medical treatment at a public hospital and hoping to get it for the same price a Thai or an expat on a work permit paying taxes would get it, that's a very good argument for dual pricing.
Why the hell should Thais and anyone working here and paying taxes subsidise anyone else who's just flying in for cheap, subsidised medical treatment?
If unforeseen emergency treatment, that could be arguable, but choosing to fly in to take advantage of subsidised medical treatment? No way.