Sinovac is not ineffective but has lesser efficacy than mRNA vaccines. With Thailand’s Delta variant pandemic, Sinovac also isn’t ineffective but still has lesser efficacy. Logic has it then that the government should move mountains to procure mRNA vaccines. But reality has it otherwise, as yesterday, the cabinet approved another
“Doctors who have been working for one and a half years can’t get Pfizer. Soldiers that have just recently opened a field hospital already have Pfizer. What criteria do you use here?” – A volunteer frontline worker asked Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul in a meeting at the Health Ministry yesterday.
Flip through any management or crisis management book and find that leadership or lack thereof is the key to either success or disaster. Welcome to German Chancellor Angela Merkel versus Thai Fuhr… sorry, Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha. There’s a clip (https://youtu.be/hVDyE-e3gqE) done by a Thai and shared by many
With General Prayut Chan-o-cha in quarantine, Doctor Yong Poovorawan has assumed the responsibility of saying things to make social media go nuts. Regarding the mixing of Sinovac and AstraZeneca, which WHO doesn’t recommend due to possible danger of side effects and the lack of scientific support, Doctor Yong said: “Of
According to the Department of Disease Control, 880 medical professionals are infected with COVID-19 and seven are dead, most of whom have already received two Sinovac shots. Because mRNA has better efficacy against the spreading Delta variant, the Health Ministry changed its vaccine strategy. No more two Sinovac doses. Thais
11.6 million-plus doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered, or around 4.4 percent of the population: 6.4 million Sinovac.4.7 million AstraZeneca.160,000 Sinopharm. A vaccine civil war ensued over the past few months: Sinovac versus mRNA (specifically Pfizer and Moderna). Thais pushing for mRNA are called nation-hating Three-hooves. Thais who
There’s a conspiracy to allow Thailand’s medical professionals to possibly die to save the faces of the Kingdom’s ruling generals. The hashtag #ฉีดPfizerให้บุคลากรการแพทย์ (give Pfizer to medical professionals) is top trending. In addition, there’s an online campaign hunting for signatures for government submission. The news media reported a leaked government
Doctoring is a noble profession, as is soldiering. In fact, street sweeping, garbage collecting, advertising, engineering, teaching, and yes, even politicking are all noble professions. Of course, every profession is noble, but only if one performs one’s duty with integrity. It’s not what you do, but how you do it.
Some governments vaccinate the people indiscriminately. No matter the race, creed, breed, or citizenship, if the person is within their national borders, they are treated equally in the vaccination drive against COVID-19. In some countries, like the United States, they even vaccinate tourists. Some vaccination strategies are straightforward. For example,