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If it can spread in Singapore, then it can spread in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia. Well, perhaps Indonesians are immune because they pray to god, that's at least what the health minister claims.
Or because Singapore is a developed city with a lot of man-made advanced structures with air-conditioning, although this still doesn't explain why Jakarta is Scot-free.
Drlee wrote:My suspicion is that this disease is much older than we have been led to believe.
foxdemon wrote:So I asked at the local pharmacist (drug store, if you are American) about face masks and, sure enough, they had none in stock.
No big deal since those masks aren’t much use anyway.
Godstud wrote:@Atlantis Thailand was one of the first countries to stop receiving flights from China. They have a top notch medical system here, as well. Your assumptions are based on what, exactly?
Atlantis wrote:Is that top notch medical system enjoyed by the well-healed and expats or does it extend to the rural poor and slum dwellers?It is universal healthcare. A Thai person having a heart attack and going to the hospital will have a fee lower than the price of a bowl of noodles(30 baht... $1 USD).
Atlantis wrote:Did they track and quarantine all the people that used the taxi of the infected driver?Given only 1 new case of Coronavirus, what do you think? Why are you making ridiculous assumptions?
Atlantis wrote:Is there a flight ban from China?No flight have been allowed to or from China, in weeks. They were among the first to shut the borders. Prior to the incident, I am sure people from China travelled here.
Atlantis wrote:It's been more than 20 years since I have been to Thailand, but I wonder if things could have changed that much.It's like day and night, Atlantis. Thailand is not a 3rd world country. It is a developing country with less poverty than the USA, much better quality of life, exceptionally good healthcare, and upward mobility. Charities like Worldvision do not even operate here, anymore.
Atlantis wrote:The first thing our business partner told us during a business lunch was that "we are an unruly people."I asked my wife( She is Thai) if Thais are "unruly". She said, "No.", so there you have it.
Godstud wrote:I can really tell you haven't been to Thailand in 20 years. This is not the norm, no matter how you might want to misrepresent it as such.
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