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The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Health explains that Covid is an endemic disease. If the people join together to vaccinate strong defense

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Health explains that Covid is an endemic disease. If the people join together to vaccinate strong defense

Today (12 January 2022) Dr. Kiattipoom Wongrachit, MD. The Permanent Secretary for Public Health (MoPH) said that Thailand’s Covid-19 situation is now stable after the number of infections has increased since the new year. and is likely to become endemic by 2022 based on 3 factors:

1. The pathogen has decreased in severity. This corresponds to the current epidemic of Omicron species. that the infection has decreased in severity This can be seen from the fact that there are many infected people. But the number of patients with severe symptoms put on a breathing apparatus and the death toll has decreased

2. People have more immunity to disease and 3. Effective management and care system. and control the outbreak well. can enter endemic diseases All parties must work together continuously by the Ministry of Health to try to slow the spread of the disease. along with accelerating the vaccination against COVID-19 to people across the country especially the booster vaccination to boost immunity therefore asking those who have not received the vaccine and those who are due to receive the booster vaccination Contact for vaccinations at the nearest health care facility of the Ministry of Health. or as prescribed by the Communicable Disease Committee / Bangkok and requesting that personal protection measures remain strict Wear a mask all the time, keep distance, wash your hands, avoid risky places. ATK screening when at risk As for the establishments, they must strictly comply with the COVID Free Setting measures.

“It is important to understand that This time COVID-19 changed from the original has decreased in severity Most infected people have no symptoms. or have very few symptoms The care model is therefore different from the previous wave of outbreaks. They switched to home care (Home Isolation) or in the community (Community Isolation) as the first priority. Medicines and medical supplies have a team of health personnel to continuously monitor symptoms. And a hospital bed is prepared to accommodate if the symptoms worsen and can be sent immediately. therefore trust that If infected, they will still receive standard care as before,” said Dr. Kiatpoom.

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Health said that there are 4 levels of communicable disease outbreaks, namely: 1. Endemic diseases, which are diseases that occur regularly in the area, may be cities, countries, groups of countries or continents, with stable and predictable incidence rates, for example: Influenza Dengue Fever in Thailand 2. Outbreak is an event where the patient is abnormally increased.
both endemic cases with more cases than expected or in the case of emerging diseases The number of infected people exceeds the forecast and 4. Pandemic is the level of outbreaks that have spread around the world, such as the 2009 influenza epidemic and most recently, the Covid-19 outbreak.

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