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Samut Sakhon governor calls for more vaccine doses after order was cut


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The pandemic has been rough on the governor of Samut Sakhon, a coastal province just southwest of Bangkok. Along with high numbers of Covid-19 cases and cluster outbreaks during the second and third waves of the virus, Governor Veerasak Vichitsangsri contracted Covid-19 in December and developed a severe lung infection. He spent 42 days on a ventilator. Now, as the province battles the third wave of the virus, infecting more than 5,000 people in Samut Sakhon since April 1, the latest order for vaccines has been drastically cut, from 300,000 doses to 70,000. The governor made an appeal to the […]

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There is not enough vaccines worldwide. USA and UK started earliest and they both have less than 50% done.  Australia has about 3.5% and Thailand about 3.2% (2.1 million) - it will take a long time in Thailand.  66 million people times 2 shots is 132 million shots.  If they were to get 70% of country vaccinated by October, that would mean about 1 million shots every day.  That aint going to happen. At best they are averaging about 200,000 shots a day, and that means it will take 1.24 years at that rate of injections to reach 70% ( September 2022) and 1.75 years to reach 100% (March 2023).  Even if they somehow doubled the average rate of injections to 400,000 a day (and got that many doses supplied), it will still take until January 2022 to reach 70%.  Vaccinations are not the key for Thailand tourism - the issue is the bumber of new local cases, and the imposition of rules on tourists.  Today's number of 4000 new cases does not bode well for any tourist coming to Thailand.

 

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39 minutes ago, MMC said:

Unbelievable. Uncle Tu said there is no shortage of vaccines in Thailand?

I believe Uncle Tu has merely promised to fix the vaccine shortage problem . . . but I know where you're coming from!

 

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