‘Great day for America’: Vaccinated can largely ditch masks

‘Great day for America’: Vaccinated can largely ditch masks

Highlights
  • Poverty slum Bangkok

    China’s poverty solution hailed as model for Thailand

    Thai politicians and academics are showing a growing interest in China’s experience in poverty reduction. Leaders of the ruling Palang Pracharath Party recently met with their Chinese Communist Party (CCP) counterparts to learn from China about how to reduce the poverty rate. Since the Thai military coup of 2014, the...
  • 2,256 new COVID-19 infections and 30 more deaths recorded on Friday

    Thailand recorded 2,256 new COVID-19 cases, including 1,087 cases in Bangkok alone today (Friday), and 30 more deaths, including a 15-year old, the youngest fatality so far, according to CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin. High infection rates were recorded in: 1. Bangkok 1,087 2. Pathum Thani 157 3. Nonthaburi 131...
  • Thais first then most foreigners will be vaccinated later, possibly from August

    The Thai government has promised to vaccinate all residents of Thailand, including non-Thai citizens, but priority will be given to citizens first and non-citizens will possibly have to wait until August to register for vaccination, according to government officials. “Thailand has a policy to vaccinate everyone in the country, to...
  • Thailand’s overcrowded prison system a COVID-19 timebomb

    Alarm is growing in Thailand after the Department of Corrections revealed that 2,835 COVID-19 cases had been found inside two major Bangkok prisons. Critics are questioning the Department of Corrections’ measures to prevent the spread of the virus, while human rights groups are calling for inmates in “unnecessary custody” to...
  • Private hospitals ready to inject choice into Thailand’s COVID jab rollout

    Currently, two COVID-19 vaccine brands are available under the Thai government’s free rollout, AstraZeneca and Sinovac, but recipients cannot choose which one they receive. Those who want to select a brand will have to wait until commercial “vaccine alternatives” arrive on the market. The Private Hospital Association is now working...
Inmates nationwide expected to be inoculated in June

Inmates nationwide expected to be inoculated in June

West Bank erupts in protest amid more Israel-Hamas fighting

West Bank erupts in protest amid more Israel-Hamas fighting

Congestion, poor ventilation among causes of COVID-19 transmission in factories

Congestion, poor ventilation among causes of COVID-19 transmission in factories

Govt to get tough on fake news about COVID-19 and vaccines

Govt to get tough on fake news about COVID-19 and vaccines

Can oxygen saturation (SpO2) show if you are infected with COVID-19?

Can oxygen saturation (SpO2) show if you are infected with COVID-19?

‘Great day for America’: Vaccinated can largely ditch masks

‘Great day for America’: Vaccinated can largely ditch masks

Inmates nationwide expected to be inoculated in June

Inmates nationwide expected to be inoculated in June

West Bank erupts in protest amid more Israel-Hamas fighting

West Bank erupts in protest amid more Israel-Hamas fighting

Congestion, poor ventilation among causes of COVID-19 transmission in factories

Congestion, poor ventilation among causes of COVID-19 transmission in factories

Govt to get tough on fake news about COVID-19 and vaccines

Govt to get tough on fake news about COVID-19 and vaccines

Can oxygen saturation (SpO2) show if you are infected with COVID-19?

Can oxygen saturation (SpO2) show if you are infected with COVID-19?

Myanmar Report

Myanmar Protest May 12

Myanmar Journal: The 100-day mark and a focus shift to the education system

May 12th - The 100th day since the coup on February 1st in Myanmar saw a marked increase in anti-coup...
As the Central Bank of Myanmar auctions off US$6 million hoping to stave off the effects of the fast-plunging Kyat, Myanmar's economy continues to falter and people's fears deeper.

Profiles

Anwar Salaeh, the Democrat fighting for party’s return to anti-authoritarian roots    

While for outsiders Anwar Salaeh is a rebel MP, most of his fellow Democrats consider him a black sheep for...
Anwar was among 17 Democrat MPs who opposed voting for Thammanat in the February 2020 censure debate before reluctantly toeing his party’s line to back the controversial government figure.

Around Thailand

Fishermen in Rayong demand compensation for sea reclamation

About 400 small fishing boats converged off Takuan beach, in Muang district of Thailand’s eastern province or Rayong, to demand...

Opinions

Poverty slum Bangkok

China’s poverty solution hailed as model for Thailand

Thai politicians and academics are showing a growing interest in China’s experience in poverty reduction. Leaders of the ruling Palang...

Food, Travel and Lifestyle

Zero to Food Hero – Yindii creating change from the bottom up

A mobile application, Yindii, is on a mission to tackle food waste in Thailand, hoping to create change from the...

Highlights of the week

Thailand COVID Vaccine

Endgame. Whose endgame?

Intensifying vaccination drama in Thailand is taking place against an intriguing international backdrop featuring an apparent race between the West...
Hopefully Thailand would be among non-elitist nations standing to benefit from the international competition for the knight-in-shining-armor label when the coronavirus is concerned.

Political Pulse

Bangkokians may have to wait longer than others for “Walk In” vaccines

May 14, 2021: Fears of a vaccine rush among people in the Thai capital causing a COVID-19 backlash will likely...
Political Pulse is a daily update of significant Thai and foreign political events

Thai PBS World Exclusive

Myanmar’s climate of fear – media restricted and civilians intimidated

Press cards, cameras and all equipment set aside, news reporters in Myanmar go underground and carry on doing their jobs,...

Quotes of the week

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