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The Ministry of Public Health is seeking the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s approval for a plan to screen up to 200,000 people who reside in and around markets that are in “dark red” provinces. The people will be tested using rapid antigen test kits. Dr Traisulee Traisoranakul, the Deputy Government Spokesperson, says that the Ministry of Public health is trying to perform mass screenings after they discovered that almost 15,000 people tested positive for Covid between April 1 and April 10. All of the infections were connected to 132 wet markets and flea markets spread throughout 23 provinces that […]

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28 minutes ago, Thaiger said:

and flea markets

Can fleas catch covid .? 

I'm itching to know .. 

Whadya call a rabbit with fleas .? 

Bugs Bunny .. 

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 50 000 people get tested according to the CCSA released numbers a few days ago and of that test group they find 20 000 infections nationwide. Now that infection rate as a proportion of people who were tested is massive. If the government undertook a comprehensive testing regime i.e. 200 000 instead of 50 000 a day, then Thailands daily covid 19 rate would be significantly higher than the 20 to 23 000 daily infections being reported. Surprising that no Thailand News Outlets are willing to grab the Thaiger by the tail and "investigate" the daily numbers being generated by the CCSA. The CCSA states that the infection rate is in decline but the proportion of infected persons and low test rates make that statement very unbeleivable. Come on, quit reporting nonsence press release figures Thaiger....investigate and expose the truth.

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They are going to use their new "inaccurate" rapid tests from China?

And what happens if someone tests (false) positive from their shitty tests, are they shipped off to a hospital or quarantine facility?

Should I worry every time my wife goes to the market that she's going to be shanghaied into some government field hospital?

Once again, idiocy prevails.

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They will use those tests on the expats to ensure they get some extra Bhats from all the false positives after refusing a retest no doubt.

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It's important to understand that even acceptable rapid COVID-19 tests are highly specific but not highly sensitive.  That means there are very few false POSITIVES (~25%), but very many false NEGATIVES, (~50%) . So it's likely that half of the 30,000 "negatives" are actually infected.

The Chinese test predicts an accurate positive only about 30% of the time.

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Why are wet markets sources of possible infections and not boxed stores like tesco or lotus???

Pretty sure research showed that infection is less when in open air compared to indoor markets 

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