15 new Covid-19 cases were detected in quarantine including 3 women who worked at entertainment venues in Myanmar, according to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration. The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases is raised to 4,261 with 3,977 recoveries and 60 deaths. 224 people are currently receiving medical treatment for the coronavirus. 3 Thai women, ages 24, 33 and 34, tested positive for Covid-19 after returning from Myanmar where they had worked at an entertainment venue. There have been many coronavirus cases over the past 2 weeks involving Thai women who worked in the border town Tachileik. The other cases were detected in quarantine facilities in Bangkok, Samut Prakan and Chon Buri. 2 people, ages 29 and 43, travelling from the United Arab Emirates tested positive for Covid-19. A 27 year old woman travelling from Hong Kong tested positive for Covid-19. A 32 year old man travelling from Hungary tested positive for Covid-19. 2 people, ages 20 and 28, … [Read more...] about 15 new Covid-19 cases detected in quarantine
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Stock photo via Public Health England A small group of people, including 2 who claimed they were infected with Covid-19, held a rally outside the Government House in Bangkok yesterday evening, calling for the Thai government to provide proper medical treatment for coronavirus patients. 25 police officers dressed in personal protective equipment, or PPE suits, were called to monitor the rally. Just 7 people attended the rally. The 2 protesters claiming to be infected with Covid-19 say they tested positive for the virus last week. They had used a rapid antigen test and stayed home to self-isolate after the positive results. A protester says they sought treatment, but there were no available hospital beds. “I contacted officials to come pick me up for treatment but not a single hospital has available beds, so I came here to ask the government for help… I suspect that I contracted Covid-19 while participating in a rally at Government House last week to oust General Prayut … [Read more...] about 2 people infected with Covid-19 rally in Bangkok to demand medical care
So far, more than 100 people have tested negative for Covid-19 after a 57 year old French/Thai woman tested positive for the virus in Koh Samui. Her case is the first on the island in 7 months and health officials are investigating to determine if she came in contact with the virus on the island, when travelling from France or possibly while in quarantine at an ASQ hotel in Samut Prakan, just southeast of Bangkok. The woman, born in Thailand, was repatriating back to Thailand with her family. She has dual citizenship. Meanwhile, 30 people are considered to be at “high risk” of contracting the virus. The Koh Samui Hospital director Veerasak Lorthongkum says those people, including her husband and son, as well as people seated close to her onboard a flight, show no signs of infection. Traces of the virus were found on gym equipment at the ASQ hotel in Samut Prakan where the woman stayed when she arrived back in Thailand. She spent the mandatory 2 weeks in isolation upon entering … [Read more...] about 100+ test negative after Koh Samui Covid-19 case of the Thai/French woman
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin A new ACE2 decoy mechanism efficiently neutralizes a variety of Covid-19 variants, including Omicron strains. With the continuous evolution of the SARS-CoV-2 virus over the last three years, the pathogen has become more efficient at infecting our cells and evading our immune defenses. One crucial aspect of this efficiency is affinity to the ACE2 receptor, a major selection criterion in virus evolution. The ACE2 decoy mimics the host cell ACE2, similarly engaging the virus and inhibiting viral entry to a real cell. Using receptors as decoys is not a novel concept. In connection to SARS-CoV-2, ACE2 decoys were tested against closely related viruses, SARS-1 and HIV, in recent decades. The decoy did not come to fruition against these viruses for myriad reasons. For SARS-1, the strategy showed some signs of reduced symptoms in mouse models, but the outbreak calmed before further animal and human testing could continue. For HIV, … [Read more...] about Will Receptor Decoys Both Prevent And Treat SARS-CoV-2 Infection?
PHOTO: matichon.co.th “Bangkok will not announce any further measures or continue to shut down the city.” This, from Taweesin Visanuyothin a spokesman of the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration. “Due to the daily number of confirmed cases remaining at a stable level, Bangkok officials have come to an agreement that they will not announce any more measures or force people to stay at home.” But he asked the public to cooperate with the government to help control the curve of confirmed new cases. Taweesin pointed out that tomorrow will be April Fool’s Day. But he asked the public not to post fake news of even attempt humour about Covid-19, otherwise, this could increase panic levels. Related news Covid cases down, international arrivals up 6 days ago Tourist numbers up, positive Covid-19 tests down 1 week ago “Those who spread lies or fake news might face punishment.” SOURCE: The Nation … [Read more...] about No more shutdown announcements in Bangkok, for now
PHOTO: Agoda Pattaya’s Committee for the Surveillance and Prevention of Covid-19 is proposing to use the city’s Grand Bella Hotel as a temporary medical shelter for people under investigation for Covid-19 coronavirus symptoms. Pattaya currently has 12 total cases, with a total of 16 in Bang Lamung and 53 in Chon Buri province. 105 people are currently being scrutinised for the virus in the province. A total of 952 people have been under investigation since the start of the outbreak there, with the vast majority testing negative. If approved, the measure would separate people under investigation for Covid-19 from regular hospital patients at Pattaya and Chonburi hospitals, and use the Grand Bella Hotel as a temporary staging area for investigations of people who have not tested positive for the virus but are either awaitng results or being monitored for signs of the illness. According to the members of the committee, the hotel has the facilities and resources needed to … [Read more...] about Pattaya eyes hotel as quarantine area
FILE PHOTO: Regional Director for the Western Pacific at the WHO, Takeshi Kasai The World Health Organisation (WHO) has officially announced today, that the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is “far from over” in the Asia-Pacific region. Regional Director for the Western Pacific at the WHO, Takeshi Kasai, says… “Let me be clear. The epidemic is far from over in Asia and the Pacific. This is going to be a long-term battle and we cannot let down our guard, we need every country to keep preparing for large-scale community transmission, Countries with limited resources are a priority, such as Pacific Island nations, as they have to ship samples to other countries for diagnoses, and transportation restrictions are making that more difficult.” “We realise that there is no one right method to approach the crisis but there are common tactics, for example… Related news Is Erling Haaland the new Beethoven, Shakespeare, or Rembrandt? 8 hours ago … [Read more...] about “Far from over” in the Asia-Pacific region – WHO update
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) is scheduled to report its Q4 2022 results on Wednesday, February 8. We expect CVS stock to trade sideways post the results announcement, with Q4 revenue likely falling marginally below and earnings aligning with the consensus estimates. While we expect the company to post steady growth for its healthcare and pharmacy services businesses, higher costs and lower contributions from the Covid-19 vaccine administration likely weighed on its overall performance. Although we expect CVS to report a mixed Q4, CVS stock looks undervalued, as discussed below. Our interactive dashboard analysis on CVS Health’s Earnings Preview has additional details. (1) Revenue expected to be marginally below the consensus estimates Trefis estimates CVS’ Q4 2022 revenues to be around $76.0 billion, reflecting no growth, and it compares with the $76.2 billion consensus estimate. While CVS’ Covid-19 vaccine … [Read more...] about Will CVS Health Stock Rise Post Q4 Results?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin It sounds like a low-budget sci fi movie from the 1950s: a balloon that drifts into Montana from Canada turns out to be a high-tech surveillance craft being operated by China. For guidance on what to make of all this, we turn to Gordon Chang , a noted author and distinguished senior fellow at the Gatestone Institute who has long tracked China’s leadership — and its impact. ( For the full conversation with Chang, click here .) Is this a weather balloon blown off course - or a “spy” balloon? This is a spy balloon, according to Chang, as well as numerous officials at the Pentagon and in the Administration. But Chang thinks of it more as a “trial” balloon that’s intended to test how Americans react to this sort of blatant incursion of its airspace. At 60,000-feet above Montana, odds are low that Chinese thought we would not see it, he argues, and we live in a time when satellites can glean a lot of information … [Read more...] about Should The U.S. Be Afraid Of A Chinese Balloon?