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  1. Mekong

    The Covid-19 thread

    The Protocol Division of the Royal Thai Armed Forces is being probed and criticised for seeking a special allocation of Moderna vaccine for its personnel and their families. Deputy spokesman Maj Gen Teerapong Pattamasingh Na Ayuthaya said late on Thursday night that an investigation was underway into the decision by protocol chief Col Yutthasak Promtha to make a special request for a supply of the vaccine against Covid-19. The probe came after a letter dated July 19 and signed by Col Yutthasak was leaked and published on social media. https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/gen
  2. Mekong

    The Covid-19 thread

    The National Vaccine Institute (NVI) has apologised for slow Covid-19 vaccine procurement and says it is prepared to hold talks to join the Covax global vaccine sharing scheme. The apology came after the government weathered heavy criticism over its failure to procure enough vaccines as infection numbers continued to soar, with a record 13,002 new cases reported on Wednesday. Speaking at the Public Health Ministry, NVI director Nakorn Premsri said the agency tried to contact vaccine manufacturers in August last year and place advance orders even though the vaccines were in research t
  3. From the article ”The phone will come pre-loaded with apps apparently designed to appeal to supporters of former Celebrity Apprentice host Trump, with the official website showing the conservative Newsmax and One America News Network prominently on the phone.” At last they get his title right.
  4. Mekong

    The Covid-19 thread

    Unsubstantiated rumors afoot that Astra Zeneca / Siam Biotech are having problems and are declaring they are only producing 9 Million doses per month now and will supply 3 Million as per the original contract. I hope this is true, it will give Anuntin a heart attack. Don’t forget Anuntin blamed Covid in Thailand on “Dirty Europeans” over a year ago, he is due his comeuppance. General Pinocchio won’t sack his Deputy Prime Minister who has a background in Construction and knows Fuck All about Public Health https://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/2020/03/13/health-minister-dirty-e
  5. Mekong

    The Covid-19 thread

    Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul admits he received a letter from the AstraZeneca company saying it has the capacity to supply Thailand with just three million doses of its vaccine a month. However, Mr Anutin insisted he wrote back to say the country needed at least 10 million doses a month to combat surging daily infections. The company's letter was dated June 25 and Mr Anutin's reply was made five days later. In an interview with Isranews Agency, which obtained the leaked letter, Mr Anutin said he argued the country needed a much larger quantity. He advocated for at
  6. Many a true word spoken in jest, have you read about the Thai Spece Committee, another Committee to be chaired by General Pinocchio. I m st you not
  7. Mekong

    The Covid-19 thread

    He said the company had seen the vaccination plan but had said nothing." Is that apart from you will only get 30% and join COVAX, it couldn’t have been much plainer, does he expect AZ to do the Maths for him, Donkey. The Thai Government were clearly under the wrong impression that AZ was a Thai company who could be bullied, haha don’t fuck with us Brits especially when it comes to contracts, you will get burned.
  8. Mekong

    The Covid-19 thread

    Leaked correspondence between the Thai government and the Covid-19 vaccine manufacturer AstraZeneca has raised a big question about the former’s commitment to administer 100 million doses by the end of this year. https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/2150423/fate-of-100m-dose-vaccination-hangs-in-the-air The letter linked in the article makes interesting reading. Also from the article Sinovac, which is the most readily available, cannot effectively shield against the Delta variant of the coronavirus. Sinovac also costs at least four times more than AstraZeneca
  9. The most popular terms in the world are: There are communists in the funhouse – Denmark The English have landed – France Mad cow disease – Finland Granny’s stuck in traffic – South Africa I’m with Chico – Brazil Little sister has come – China The cranberry woman is coming – Germany Birthing a blood diamond – no known origin, but brilliant nonetheless Granny's stuck in traffic is 100% my new fave
  10. Mekong

    The Covid-19 thread

    It’s a great way to use up all the unwanted Sinovac, give it to “Other Officials”
  11. Mekong

    The Covid-19 thread

    This Pisses me off, Other Officials ie MP’s and Government employees, it is as if General Pinocchio is saying “We’re all right Jack, Fuck the Peasants” Scroll 2/3 down and see table https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/2148775/ccsa-to-buy-1m-more-doses#group=nogroup&photo=0
  12. Mekong

    The Covid-19 thread

    At least there is no “Restart” date, at the current rate Q3 2023
  13. Mekong

    The Covid-19 thread

    Thanks for your assistance Bubi the English team need it. I assume the vaccine is Ethyl Glycol based to stop the team from freezing. Why order Sinovac, the procurement process will take just as long as AZ, Pfizer, Moderna etc. It is not the vaccine manufacturers inability to deliver but the Thai authorities inability to place an order in a timely manner.
  14. Mekong

    The Covid-19 thread

    OK Bubi, Germany can have the Sinovac, you send Thailand all your Pfizer. … Oh, I thought not.
  15. Mekong

    The Covid-19 thread

    The Public Health Ministry has decided to start administering AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine as a second dose to those who had received a Sinovac jab for their first shot, in what is seen as a major shift in the government's vaccination policy. Full Article https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/2147611/govt-shifts-stance-on-sinovac. Also now on BBC. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-57801251
  16. Mekong

    The Covid-19 thread

    TDRI report blames government blunders for worsening Covid situation The government’s errors in evaluating the situation and flawed decision-making is responsible for the latest Covid-19 wave and the worsening of the pandemic situation, the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) said in a recently published report. The TDRI was critiquing the performance of the Prayut Chan-o-cha government in the middle of its second term with focus on containing the outbreak and vaccine management. The TDRI said that though Thailand was doing great in controlling the outbreak in the
  17. Mekong

    The Covid-19 thread

    The reason why Astra Zeneca failed to supply 10 Million doses per month as expected is because the Thai Government has still not placed the contract for 10 Million doses per month. Anyone who has dealt with Government agencies in Thailand will be aware of incessant paperwork, getting bounced from one department to another, the need for brown envelopes to grease the wheels and so on, well the very same thing is taking place in the procurement process of vaccines including inter departmental finger pointing, people delaying signatures to look important (I.e. waiting for the envelope) and so
  18. Mekong

    The Covid-19 thread

    Must be all the Cement Dust!
  19. The list is wrong (Temporary) due to COVID restrictions
  20. I think he knows milk comes from cows, white milk from white cows and chocolate milk from brown cows.
  21. The Problem Solving one is very old, was shown that as an apprentice over 40 years ago.
  22. The price of petrol (gas) in UK is £5.00 ($8.26) per gallon but you don’t hear me crying Why? Coz I don’t fucking live there. Lets all complain about the price of Beer in Qatar or Caviar in Mongolia, it is about as relevant as you complaining about prices in US.
  23. Aussie Classics Movies. Mad Max Songs. Land Down Under Books Anything by Mark “Chopper” Read Food Vegemite Sandwich
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