Why Did Thai Health Authorities Release Data Yesterday Saying 14.4 Percent Of COVID-19 Deaths Were Those That Already Had First Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine!
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: A very strange and confusing thing happened yesterday, local Thai health officials released data to the media saying that of those who died from COVID-19, 14.4% had already received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Perhaps they were trying to point to the fact that a single dose of COVID-19 vaccine does not guarantee survival if infected. However various confusing messages followed the data release and caused more confusions among both experts and the common people.
Officials from the Department of Disease Control at the Thai MOPH tracked the vaccination records of 13,637 fatalities across the country, and found that 1,967 of them, or 14.4%, had already received a first dose of the COVID-19.
They stopped short of telling which was the vaccines that were most taken by the 14.4% that died. They did not say how many days after receiving the first vaccine did these 14.4% contract the disease and died. They also did not provide data as to identity of the SARS-CoV-2 variants that had caused the most deaths nor the breakdown of these variants. (Please note that Thailand now has the distinct honor of being the hub of variants as already it already has the alpha, beta and delta variants identified in the country along with a host of delta sub-variants and what else that is not being told to the public!)
The health officials also reported that were 107 deaths among people who had received two doses, or only 0.8% of the total, while 8,803 deaths, or 64.6%, had not been vaccinated at all, the survey found.
Most concerning was that they reported that there were 2,760 deaths, or 20.2%, that could not be categorized in any particular group due to having no vaccination record in the Mor Prom database, or due to conflicting information. This is worrisome as it tells us that there is no proper surveillance system in place.
The health authorities refused to provide a breakdown of figures for the different vaccines that are being used.
The research statistics covered the period July 25 to Sept 9 with people aged 60 or more being the majority. The results were released yesterday by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).
Most concerning as well was the fact that more than 60% of the fatalities tracked were in Greater Bangkok and 5% were in southern border provinces. These were considered the most dangerous areas attacked by the pandemic.
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for the last few days have been strangely showing sharp drops in daily COVID-19 infections and deaths while the actual number of daily testing have not been thoroughly disclosed. It it being speculated by some that things might be “manipulated” to fit the planned opening of the country next month as the country is going through great economic losses due to the lack of the tourist dollar. Ironically the ‘xenophobic’ country depends on monies from foreign visitors to sustain a high proportion of its GDP. (We say xenophobic because of its dual pricing policies in many parts of the country, its policies of not allowing foreigners to own land nor to own businesses totally and generally its racialistic skewed policies towards foreigners. To add to it,
you even have ministers openly making racialistic comments against foreigners in the country!)
To date only about 27 million people across Thailand have now received at least one dose, and some 12 million have been given two shots according to Thai health authorities. However there is no way of verifying anything that comes out from the current regime controlling the country.
They also said that only in seven provinces, including Bangkok, had more than half of the population received at least a first dose as of Sunday. The others were Pathum Thani, Samut Sakhon, Samut Prakan, Chachoengsao, Chon Buri and Phuket.
It must be noted that Thailand was one of the few countries that initially predominantly used the China produced Sinovac vaccines. Hilariously, they initially administered two doses of what some claim to be overpriced Chinese vaccines to most healthcare workers in Thailand who did not question anything despite being trained as medical professionals ie doctors and nurses. Although the efficacy of these Chinese vaccines is still being questioned globally, Thailand is still ordering lots of doses of these Chinese vaccines and using in on majority of the populations. The other vaccines being used in the country is the AstraZenaca vaccine and also the Pfizer vaccines. (The latter were mostly donated to the third world country from America and other countries.)
The release of the data made many worried. Were there any implications that a particular brand of vaccine was truly not working or was that a mixing of vaccines that started during the period observed were causing any issues in terms of protection from the novel coronavirus . Many more queries remained unanswered.
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