‘Doctor Thira’ updates the outbreak of species BA.4 – BA.5

30 May 2022 – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Teera Woratanarat, Lecturer of Faculty of Medicine Chulalongkorn University Post a message via Facebook that Yesterday globally, 314,655 more people were infected, 442 more deaths, bringing the total to 531,543,390 people, and 6,310,708 deaths.

The top five with the most infections were North Korea, Taiwan, Australia, Japan and France. Yesterday, the number of new infections included countries from Europe and Asia, seven of the top 10 and 15 of the world’s top 20.

The number of new infections every day in the world now. from Asia and Europe together accounted for 84.69 percent of the world’s population, while the number of deaths accounted for 87.1 percent.

New infections in Asia accounted for 69.55 percent of the world, while the number of deaths increased by 55.2%.

…the epidemic situation of Thailand

According to Worldometer data this morning, the number of infected people yesterday, including Thailand’s ATK, was the 8th highest in the world.

While the number of deaths yesterday The 6th highest in the world and the 3rd in Asia, although the Thai Ministry of Health has adjusted the reporting system from 1 May onwards until the reported number is reduced.

Thailand’s death toll yesterday accounted for 9.83% of all reported deaths in Asia.

…update variants BA.2.12.1 BA.4 and BA.5 in America

The day before, Bedford T, FHCRC, USA pointed out that BA.4 and BA.5 strains are likely to cause outbreaks due to their immune evasion performance. (breakthrough infection) and reinfection even with previous infection (reinfection)

…long-term effects on society

The epidemic has been widespread and has not been effectively managed in the past. The long-term consequences are inevitable. The infection continues The vaccine can help prevent serious illness and reduce the risk of death. But it doesn’t guarantee 100% results, much less depending on the type of vaccine received.

In addition, long-term COVID-19 is likely to occur. There is no specific treatment and prevention method. except to prevent infection

If you follow the situation over the past two years, it is like an interplay between the epidemic situation, knowledge, policy, and politics. In the end, when deciding to walk different paths, some paths will only lead to paths. no way back

Preparing for long-term impacts on society is important for both the public, private and civil society sectors. in order to be able to prop up to survive through the crisis as appropriate

At the present point, many countries fall under the category of A train with no return, it is imperative to look at the Save who can be saved policy package to protect the large number of people who are still surviving from social risks. and assistance policy Support for a small number of people who have the opportunity to have long-term effects.

It’s not just about the COVID-19 epidemic, it’s also about marijuana unlocking where foreign lessons point to negative externalities in the long run, including traffic accidents. including other social problems

…for Thai people reiterate that It is essential to always wear a mask when going out for daily activities.

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