Monday, October 25, 2021, 08.34 a.m.
‘Doctor Thira’ is afraid of mutated covids slipping during the ‘open the country’, suggests increasing the potential of the RT-PCR system
October 25, 2021 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Teera Woratanarat Faculty of Medicine Chulalongkorn University Post a message to comment on the situation of “Covid” via Facebook. It has the following content…
Yesterday around the world, 314,526 more people were infected, 4,495 more deaths, bringing the total to 244,405,520 people. Total of 4,963,326 deaths.
The top 5 most infected are United Kingdom, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and America.
The number of new infections every day in the world now. from Asia, Europe and North America. which together accounted for 94.93% of the world’s population, while the number of deaths accounted for 94.86%.
…for our Thai situation
Yesterday, 9,351 more infected people, the 9th highest in the world.
Adding another 4,163 ATK, it will be ranked 7th in the world.
And whether it’s just the amount that is reported officially or including ATK, it is still No. 1 in ASEAN continuously.
…Looking at Thailand, America, United Kingdom and Germany
The United States, the United Kingdom and Germany are all on the list of 46 countries that Thailand has announced to be able to travel to as early as next month.
All of the above countries have high number of new infections per day. Ranked in the top ten of the world as well as Thailand
His daily number of infections was higher than Thailand. But the rate of detection of infection from testing is less than Thailand.
The full-dose vaccination rate is higher than Thailand. But if you observe, you will find that the United States and the United Kingdom have completed the injections 6 months ago, while Germany is close to 6 months, which is likely to have a drop in immunity. until the need for a needle to stimulate
As for the potential of the standard disease screening system Every country can do more than Thailand.
The above information reflects that Opening the country of Thailand this time is a very high stake.
If the disease screening system in Thailand is not good enough With the number of infections in each country is high. would have a chance of escaping infected people into the country Be careful of mutants such as Delta Plus AY.4.2 or others.
in terms of vaccination history If it is to reduce the burden on the health system in caring for infected people who are sick. Criteria for looking at vaccination history may also take into account the length of time the full dose is given in each country.
while other countries using inactivated vaccines It may have to be set to 3 months, etc. However, such adjustments will benefit both the traveler himself. and to the destination country
Finally, Thailand must realize that The potential of the standard RT-PCR screening system is limited, so it should be expedited to expand its capacity and cover a sufficient area. Otherwise, when an outbreak erupts It is difficult to cope with problems, not in a timely manner, and it is like looking back at the pictures in the past several months. Both waiting in line to check overnight Illness or death without examination
Above all, with a limited inspection system Vaccines are not yet covered. And the epidemic situation in our country is still high as the original capital. The risks after opening the country are high. People like all of us should be aware of the importance of protecting ourselves and our families strictly.
Wear a mask, it’s very important.
Staying more than 1 meter from other people can reduce the rate of infection by 5 times.
with love and care