Top Thai virologist claims herd immunity does not work with COVID-19

“Forget about herd immunity because it will not work with COVID-19.” So says Dr. Yong Poovorawan, chief of the Centre of Excellence in Clinical Virology at the Faculty of Medicine…

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Man faces charges for adding ‘Sinovac salesman’ to Thai virologist’s Wikipedia entry

A Thai man is facing charges for criminal defamation, and possibly computer crimes, for allegedly adding, to the Thai language Wikipedia entry for controversial Thai virologist Prof. Dr. Yong Poovorawan,…

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Public health minister gives moral support to embattled Dr. Yong Poovorawan

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has given moral support to Dr. Yong Poovorawan, head of Chulalongkorn University’s Centre of Excellence in Clinical Virology, who is under pressure by an online…

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Senior virologist says Thailand needs all makes of vaccine to be administered rapidly

Thailand’s well-known and respected virologist Dr. Yong Poovorawan said today (Thursday) that Thailand needs all brands of COVID-19 vaccines it can procure, to inoculate people as quickly as possible. In…

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Virologist warns spread of South African COVID-19 variant from Malaysia possible via natural border

Thailand’s respected virologist Dr. Yong Poovorawan has warned Thai security officials to keep a closer watch on border crossings from Malaysia, where the highly contagious South African COVID-19 variant is…

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Thais advised to stay home for Songkran to limit spread of COVID-19 UK strain

Thailand’s top virologist, Dr. Yong Poovorawan, has expressed his concern that the UK strain of COVID-19, which is now linked to the Thonglor cluster and is spreading through Bangkok and…

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Thailand’s third wave of COVID-19 dampens Songkran festivities

A third wave of COVID-19 infections hit Thailand hard this week, with hundreds of new cases detected on a daily basis in an outbreak that has impacted the highest echelons…

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Dr. Yong proposes virtual visits to elderly over Songkran to limit COVID-19 spread

Thailand’s top virologist, Dr. Yong Poovorawan, says the current rate of COVID-19 infection is more serious than a year ago and suggests that the tradition of visiting the elderly, to…

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89 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand on Monday

Thailand recorded 89 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, including 73 locally-acquired infections and 16 among arrivals from abroad in state quarantine, said CCSA assistant spokesperson Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan at the…

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File Photo: A researcher at the Chula Vaccine Development Centre shows a tube of vaccine prototype. This prototype is now being tested on macaques.

Good news about COVID-19 vaccines expected next month – Dr. Yong

There may be some positive news about effective COVID-19 vaccines next month, according to Dr. Yong Poovorawan, Chulalongkorn University’s well known virologist. He said that several candidate vaccines, with high…

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Seven new quarantined COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand today

Thailand today recorded seven new COVID-19 cases among Thai returnees in state quarantine. The new infections include three men, aged 28, 38 and 46, who arrived from the United Arab…

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A visitor looks at artefacts at the National Museum in Bangkok on August 14, 2020. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

One new COVID-19 case in quarantine reported in Thailand

Thailand recorded one new COVID-19 infection in state quarantine today. According to the CCSA, the new case is a 24-year Thai male student, who arrived in Thailand from Indonesia on…

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