“Mor Theera” keeps an eye on the epidemic BQ.1.1, repeats that the booster vaccination is necessary Siam Rath

On December 3, 2022, Association of Professor Thira Worathanarat, Faculty of Medicine Chulalongkorn University Post a message via Facebook Thira Woratanarat stating the message….

Yesterday, worldwide, there were 319,999 additional infections, 689 additional deaths, bringing the total to 648,938,760, with a total of 6,643,650 deaths.

The 5 most infected are Japan, France, South Korea, the United States and Australia.

Yesterday, in the number of new infections, countries from Europe and Asia occupied seven of the top 10 and 17 of the top 20 globally.

The number of new infections per day worldwide is currently from Asia and Europe combined, which represents 86.44 percent of the entire world, while the number of deaths accounts for 76.77 percent

…increases in hospitals in Europe and America

in the last week Europe and the United States saw a significant increase in the number of patients requiring hospitalization.

This is believed to be the effect of the rapid increase in the spread of the subspecies BQ.1.1.

In America, the latest BQ.1.1 accounted for almost 32% of the total, and if another 31% BQ.1 is included, it is found that the BQ.1.x family has taken more than half of the smaller share case market , about 5.5%

In Europe, according to cov-spectrum.org, BQ.1.1 is represented in France 54%, Spain 45%, the UK 30%, Belgium 29%, Italy 27%, the Netherlands 25% and Denmark 25%.

Therefore, it is worth noting that the outbreak of BQ.1.1 will spread to other continents. how fast and should not be underestimated Because over the past two years, Thailand will follow the speed of the cases from other countries for about 1.5-2.5 months.

Especially if at the moment There is a lot of international travel. Whether they come or go, but So the distribution of species is possible and fast. and it can change the nature of the original cases from each country to move faster

Currently, although Thailand has randomly checked and reported that BA.2.75.x is mostly found, there is a high probability that BQ.1.1 will squeeze in soon. If it is not well protected it can lead to more cases of illness in the hospital

Booster vaccination is essential. As empirical evidence in America and other countries. worldwide that it can reduce the chance of serious illness and death and also reduce the chance of Long COVID by 15-40% as well

but above all Self-defense behavior during everyday life, working, studying, traveling, shopping is the most important thing to mitigate the cases that have exploded today.

Do not eat and drink in close proximity with others outside the home. Do not share food and use.

Avoid crowded restaurants, poorly ventilated entertainment venues or if you have non-self-defending armed forces personnel

choosing to use the service in a more open shop and caring staff wearing a tight mask keeping a distance from customers

Wearing a mask correctly and consistently during everyday life will greatly reduce the risk.

protecting yourself from infection Or not getting re-infected is the best.

Thank you very much Thira Woratanarat Facebook page

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