On October 22, 2021, Prof. Dr. Teera Woratanarat or “Doctor Thira” Faculty of Medicine Chulalongkorn University posted to the case General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister and Minister of Defense disclose “open country” On November 1, 2021, the number of countries that can travel to Thailand without quarantine 46 countries (from 10 countries)
which “Doctor Thira” Chulalongkorn’s doctor stated the case of “open country” pick up tourists 46 countries Entering Thailand on November 1, 2021 that the situation of covid is spreading around ten thousand per day. where the disease screening system is limited and the vaccine is not yet covered. And there are still academic questions about the effectiveness of the wide variety of formulations available.
After opening the country to accept tourists from 46 countries to travel to travel. What will come next is There will be more activities for sure.
The more people in the area (number), the number of meetings and gatherings will increase. Including trade and various forms of service (frequency of contact), the chances of being closer together will be more in both distance and duration (closeness and duration) according to medical principles, these are “Risk factors for the epidemic” to intensify
Therefore, it must not be underestimated in life. and strictly protect yourself and your family Staying more than 1 meter apart will reduce the infection rate by 5 times. Do not forget to wear a mask “Attahi Attano Nato” which translates to “oneself as one’s own refuge”
for the number of infected people “Covid today” October 22, 2021 has surpassed 243 million. Yesterday, around the world, 446,983 more people died, 6,864 more people died. Total of 243,228,136 people. Total of 4,944,429 deaths.
The top five with the most infections remained the same: the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine.
The number of new infections every day in the world now. from Asia, Europe and North America. which together accounted for 93.43 percent of the world, while the number of deaths accounted for 89.86 percent.
for Covid situation in Thailand Yesterday (October 21, 2021), 9,727 more infected people, the 11th highest in the world, but if adding 2,161 more ATKs, it will still be the 10th in the world, and whether it’s just the amount reported officially or including ATK Continue to be number 1 in ASEAN
Lessons from Provincetown, Massachusetts United States Siddle KJ et al have published research on the epidemic situation in Provincetown, a small tourist destination. With a population of around 3,000 in the city during the summer of July. And there are many different group activities. Until causing a pandemic, more than 1,000 people have been infected. Importantly, most of the infected people have received the full dose of vaccine. And many infected people are sick too.
This is one incident that has prompted policymakers to reconsider the mask-wearing policy. including more intensive measures to prevent covid infection In particular, the infection can be infected even after the vaccine has been completed.
what is interesting is The phenomenon of this outbreak in Provincetown. It was found that the epidemic was not from any one source. or any case as we are familiar with from the history of previous outbreaks in the past.
Rather, it is an outbreak that occurs from multiple locations at the same time. as a result of an infectious disease spreading in a high-risk setting risky activities and about 25 different risk behaviors
The results of this study reflect our awareness of the fact that As long as there is an epidemic spreading around and there are many Even after receiving the full vaccine but if not strictly prevented There will be many infections from risky behavior in each location or activity.
Siddle KJ et al. Evidence of transmission from fully vaccinated individuals in a large outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant in Provincetown, Massachusetts. MedRxiv. 20 October 2021.
Source: Thira Woratanarat