Monday 11 October 2021, 09.07 a.m.
October 11, 2021 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Teera Worathanarat, Faculty of Medicine Chulalongkorn University Post a message to comment on the situation of “Covid” via Facebook. It has the following content…
October 11, 2021
Yesterday around the world, 296,474 more people were infected, 4,467 more deaths, bringing the total to 238,627,145 people, and 4,866,882 deaths.
The top 5 most infected are United Kingdom, Russia, Turkey, America and India.
The number of new infections every day in the world now. from Asia, Europe and North America. which together accounted for 93.8 percent of the world’s population, while the number of deaths accounted for 90.64 percent.
…for our Thai situation
Yesterday, there were 10,817 more infected people, the 9th highest in the world.
But if you add 10,055 ATK, it will be as high as “5th” in the world, just like yesterday. But it is ranked number 2 in Asia, second only to Turkey.
worrisome is At present, the epidemic situation around the world has clearly decreased. But in Thailand, we still continue to be violent. The number of new infections yesterday was just one country, with ATK included, it would account for 7% of all new infections worldwide. It is considered a very high proportion.
…a lesson to be aware of
1. The impact of the sandbox policy has seen an escalating outbreak in the southern region as it is currently facing.
that risk Some of them come from foreign countries. But the more important part is making the population circulating in the area more various activities including meeting more socializing thus making the epidemic worse
As long as the outbreak is not suppressed well enough then go open the city Open for tourism, open the country, it is inevitable that the chance of the epidemic will come back again and again.
Ask how far to suppress the epidemic. to try to open it
The answer comes from European research. point out that There may be an opportunity to balance the economy with the outbreak. If new infections per day, no more than 10 per 1,000,000 population
So if you think back We are therefore not surprised why each of the above areas So it’s like today The most straightforward reason is to open while the epidemic situation is not good enough
2. False negative results from using ATK sensitivity test kit
If the sensitivity of the test kit is not high will cause high false negative results That is, someone who has been infected but has tested negative.
The number of people who test negative for those results leads to an opportunity to continue spreading the disease in the residential community.
What should be done is Expanding the RT-PCR standard screening system and the delivery coordination mechanism to cover all areas Use this test method as standard. freely accessible to people free of charge
because if this system does not happen or not having the potential to do enough Announcing the policy of opening the city open travel and open the country amid the ongoing severe epidemic situation There will be a high risk that we will enter another heavy epidemic at the end of the year as Blue or Black New Year and have many and long-lasting effects.
At this point, it is reiterated that Always wear a mask, it’s very important.
with love and care