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After over 3,500 Covid-19 patients in the Bangkok area couldn’t access home health services, health officials are rushing to mail them Favipiravir. The secretary-general of the National Health Security Office said it would take about five days for patients to receive the anti-viral drug in the mail, if their symptoms are not serious. The NHSO has been overwhelmed by the number of Covid-19 patients calling it. Last week, it received its highest-ever number of calls, with 70,300 calls. The secretary-general said that week the NHSO had over 400 volunteers, but now he has recruited more. On top of the number […]

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17 minutes ago, Thaiger said:

would take about five days for patients to receive the anti-viral drug in the mail,

A bit late.

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Totally nuts! - The problem with Thais is that even when you have a headache you have to have multiple tablets. Most of the 3,500 cases probably need nothing more than Paracetamol to ease the pain. 
 

And don’t even get me started on the open abuse of antibiotics in Thailand - Totally nuts! 

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1 hour ago, Thaiger said:

After over 3,500 Covid-19 patients in the Bangkok area couldn’t access home health services, health officials are rushing to mail them Favipiravir. The secretary-general of the National Health Security Office said it would take about five days for patients to receive the anti-viral drug in the mail, if their symptoms are not serious. The NHSO has been overwhelmed by the number of Covid-19 patients calling it. Last week, it received its highest-ever number of calls, with 70,300 calls. The secretary-general said that week the NHSO had over 400 volunteers, but now he has recruited more. On top of the number […]

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This good news. I assume they will have adequate screening. They are moving to the therapeutic stage to reduce and control covid. I wish this becomes a standard for other countries. One must look back at the AIDs epidemic and realize that therapeutics were what changed the outcomes. 

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