Sinovac is a forgone conclusion. The government will stick with it come hell or high water. But Sinovac isn’t the only problem. The government promised 10 million doses of Siam BioScience’s AstraZeneca per month. But, at this point, we only get five million doses. There’s no explanation as to why.
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,
According to Thai Pakdee’s (Loyal Thais) Warong Dechgitvigrom, the trend of flying to the United States to get a free vaccination of Pfizer or Moderna is a conspiracy to destroy the Kingdom of Thailand and to discredit our vaccines. But what vaccines? Vaccines are so scarce even government ministers are
On 24 May, news reports stated Parliament Speaker Chuan Leekpai reprimanded a certain assistant to a certain minister. Why? It’s because our time-honored privilege/seniority/inequality/bully culture struck again. This certain assistant bullied a medical staff at parliament. With mean words and aggressive hand gestures, the assistant attempted to cut the queue
Propaganda 101 is the critical analysis of the government’s strategy to brainwash the people into citizen zombies with the single purpose of mindlessly obeying without questions. “The best vaccine is the fastest vaccine” (วัคซีนที่ดีที่สุดคือวัคซีนที่เร็วที่สุด) and “The good vaccine is the one that we have” (วัคซีนที่ดีคือวัคซีนที่มี) is an example of such
Thailand’s prisons aren’t the worst globally, but prison conditions are notorious enough to warrant a few Hollywood movies such as 2017’s A Prayer Before Dawn and 1999’s Brokedown Palace. Watch “Thailand’s Toughest Prison, Bangkwang” documentary on Youtube, and you will see the “inhumane” living condition, packing tens of inmates in
Those old enough to remember the 1990s should also remember how Thailand talked enthusiastically about competing with Singapore to become the leading nation in ASEAN. For the past two decades, however, the silence on this topic is deafening. If there’s any silver lining in the COVID-19 Pandemic, it is that