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Re: chinese deadly coronavirus

Post by Gaybutton » Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:01 pm

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Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:52 pm
Bar boys are best advised not to worry about the health risk, but just be sensible and take the right precautions at the right time.
I agree with not dwelling on worrying about it or living in fear and I agree with taking precautions. I hope for the boys that will be enough.

I don't worry about it, but I am concerned about it, if you want to quibble words. Your post comes across as if you believe for bar boys it is no big deal. If that is what you meant, you're not going to get me to agree.

The point is not the probability of dying or surviving for bar boys. The point is what they will go through if they get the disease. There is no way for them to know whether any of their customers have the disease or is carrying the disease. Bar boys are a hell of a lot more prone to eventually getting the disease than you or I am. Close interaction with complete strangers is not my idea of a good way to prevent getting the virus.

Luckily, so far there are no reported cases in Pattaya. That doesn't mean the disease won't eventually make its way to Pattaya.

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Re: chinese deadly coronavirus

Post by Undaunted » Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:13 pm

It is the customers in the bars and GoGo bars that need to be concerned as they are often in close contact with each other and all but a few fall into the age group most at risk.
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Re: chinese deadly coronavirus

Post by gera » Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:01 pm

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Very little to worry about? I can't believe you really think that.
Vast majority of them will not even know that they are virus carriers. It will manifest itself as a usual cold and they will not need to go to hospital or even see a doctor (perhaps ask advice of a pharmacist for an appropriate over counter medication). The real danger is that they can easily transmit the decease to older much more vulnerable people. There is plenty of evidence that this happened in Washington State where elderly from several nursing homes dying like flies after virus went through the chain of human to human transfers unnoticed. Thus, do not worry for youngsters. They will be fine.
If you wish to worry, do it for elderly with preconditions.

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Re: chinese deadly coronavirus

Post by Gaybutton » Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:41 am

gera wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:01 pm
do not worry for youngsters. They will be fine.
Once again that is not the point. And while they likely will be fine, there is no guarantee they will be fine.

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Re: chinese deadly coronavirus

Post by Jun » Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:32 am

Gaybutton wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:41 am
Once again that is not the point. And while they likely will be fine, there is no guarantee they will be fine.
There is no guarantee any of us will be fine.

I had to look this up, but males in my age range have a 1 in 279 chance of dying in the next 12 months, without Covid.
That's 0.035%.

The death rate for under 30s who have Covid is 0.2%.

Now I don't go around worrying about my 0.035% of dying from other causes, so the bar boys shouldn't go around worrying about their 0.2% probability, for a disease that they haven't yet caught. As it happens, youngsters tend not to worry.

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Re: chinese deadly coronavirus

Post by richsilver » Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:34 am

Here are some useful links to stay up to date with the corona virus situation. Let's all stay healthy by frequent hand-washing, avoiding crowds and staying home if you're not feeling well.

This is a very interesting, real-time virus tracker showing all the cases in Thailand: https://covidtracker.5lab.co/en

The WHO provides daily, detailed situation reports for Thailand: https://www.who.int/…/novel-coronavirus ... on-reports

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Post by Gaybutton » Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:14 pm

Nothing about what happens if you are driving and just passing through on your way to a different province or if you weren't planning to stay in the province for 14 or more days.
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Governor of Buriram tightens protective measures in the province, will screen all visitors foreign and domestic

By Adam Judd

March 16, 2020

Provincial governor Thatchakorn Hatthathayakul has ordered tighter restrictions and measures designed to help protect the province, using the designation of Covid19 as a dangerous disease and existing laws on file to do so.

He becomes the first governor in Thailand to take independent action and has the full legal right to do so.

The province has no confirmed cases of the virus at this time, although has had several suspected cases.

The restrictions involve all people entering the province, both foreigners and Thai Nationals, to take a health check at entry and then report on a regular basis to local authorities for fourteen days. Thai’s will report to local village elders and headsman, Foreigners will be directed to hospitals and government offices. This is regardless if one is a local resident. Anyone with a fever will be sent to a local hospital.

Buri Ram officials will be at all major roads and travel routes, including trains, into the province to enforce the Governor’s order.

The order also limits gatherings to fifty people or less, including religious activities. It does not close venues specifically, however venues are asked to control their number of patrons. Places where large amounts of people gather, such as markets, have been asked to close, however temporarily if they cannot control the number of people.

The order does not, however, “lockdown” the province or close all venues as some media has incorrectly reported, as people are free to come and go but must follow the reporting procedures and checks as requested by local authorities when they do so.

Violators of reporting properly or submitting information to the local authorities will be subject to legal action, the Governor added.

https://thepattayanews.com/2020/03/16/g ... -domestic/
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Buri Ram province locked down

Fever check, self isolation for all entering the province

16 Mar 2020

BURI RAM: Provincial governor Thatchakorn Hatthathayakul has ordered a lockdown of the province to combat the spread of Covid-19 disease, applying public health measures to implement the decision.

The governor announced the move on Monday. He said it was aimed at containing the coronavirus outbreak, even though the province had no cases of infection so far.

The lockdown took immediate effect and is possible under health regulations since Covid-19 was declared a dangerous communicable disease last month. The declaration gives health authorities power to make any decision to prevent the spread of the virus, and the governor used this to exercise his power.

The announcement will have an extensive effect on tourism and other businesses. All people entering the province - both foreigners and local residents - will be required to undergo strict screening and then self isolation for 14 days. Authorities and volunteers will check up on them. Those with fevers will be sent to hospitals.

All activities gathering more than 50 people in one venue - including seminars, entertainment events, religious ceremonies, summer courses and talad nad (roaming markets) - are banned for 30 days, or any further change.

"Violators will be subject to legal action," governor Thatchakorn warned.

Buri Ram is the first province to implement a lockdown without waiting for a government order.

The province is the new home of Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul, who is a deputy prime minister and the Bhumjaithai Party leader. He has moved his address from Bangkok to Buri Ram to stay close to his right-hand man, Newin Chidchob, considered one of the most influential figures in the party.

Mr Thatchakorn said the lockdown was necessary, before the province was damaged by the disease.

"We have to sacrifice organs to save lives," he said, using a Chinese saying in refering to businesses that will be affected by the decision.

The governor urged people to cancel plans to visit their families during the Songkran holiday, to prevent the further spread of the virus. "If you care for your parents, please do not travel during Songkran, to stop Covid-19," he said.

The government will also defer the traditional New Year holiday from next month to later dates.

Mr Newin also posted a message on his Facebook account, giving his support for the lockdown of his home town. He said Buri Ram must be kept safe.

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Re: chinese deadly coronavirus

Post by gera » Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:17 am

I found it is absolutely amazing: this guy, health minister moved to Buriram and closed it! Before that for a couple of months he was basically bullshitting and doing nothing to prevent an epidemic. The current situation requires an urgent action and he is running away. Keep in mind, that without his party support Prayut government losing majority.

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Post by Undaunted » Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:49 pm

Buriram initiates partial shutdown:

https://thethaiger.com/coronavirus/buri ... l-lockdown
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Re: chinese deadly coronavirus

Post by Undaunted » Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:26 pm

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