Electric Tuk-Tuks reduce greenhouse gas emissions, easier for the elderly to use

Thailand is well-known for its brightly coloured tuk-tuks, which are as much of a feature of the country as the ancient temples built during the Ayutthaya period. Today, the country…

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No savings, huge debts: More and more Thai seniors struggling to survive

Thailand expresses gratitude and respect for the older generation every year on April 13, National Elderly Day. Yet, every year the number of senior Thais in dire straits, struggling to…

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Boy creates QR code to trace missing elderly people with memory problems

A 15-year-old Thai student has created a QR code system for use by elderly people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other age-related memory loss. The system will help their family…

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Thailand’s COVID-19 death toll exceeds 100 for three consecutive days

The death toll from COVID-19 exceeded 100 for three days in a row on today (Tuesday), with people who are over 60, those suffering from certain underlying diseases and pregnant…

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A health worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer vaccine for the Covid-19 coronavirus for high school students at Prachaniwet Secondary School in Bangkok on October 4, 2021. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

Fatalities, low vaccination of elderly matters of concern ahead of Songkran

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) is concerned about the COVID-19 fatality rate in the Northeast, which is higher than in other regions, and the low vaccination rate among…

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Thai elderly can choose half dose COVID vaccine boosters to reduce side effects

Elderly people who are reluctant to receive a third vaccine booster shot, out of concerns for possible side effects, will be given the option of half a dose, to encourage…

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High-risk people in Thailand urged to get vaccinated before Songkran

Thailand’s Disease Control Department’s Dr. Sumanee Wacharasint stressed today (Thursday) the need for people who are at high risk of serious complications to get vaccinated urgently, as the death toll…

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Free Moderna booster dose for over 70s, pregnant women at Thai Red Cross Society

The Thai Red Cross Society is offering free Moderna vaccine shots as a booster for people who are over 70 and women who are at least 12-week pregnant and at…

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Manfred Steiner, who earned his Ph.D. in physics from Brown University at the age of 89, is photographed in his home office in East Providence, R.I., Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

Man earns Ph.D., fulfills dream of being physicist — at 89

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An 89-year-old Rhode Island man has achieved a goal he spent two decades working toward and nearly a lifetime thinking about — earning his Ph.D….

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Thammasat hospital introduces ‘Withhold Intubation’ rule in severe aging COVID-19 cases

Due to the severe shortage of life-saving medical equipment, such as ventilators, the management of Thammasat University hospital has decided to apply a “Withhold Intubation Rule” for severe COVID-19 patients…

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Up to 100 people in Bangkok pose as elderly in attempt to get vaccinated

Up to 100 people have been caught posing as the elderly in an attempt to get vaccinated at Bang Sue Grand Station, Bangkok’s main vaccination site for people aged 60…

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Vaccinations using China’s Sinopharm begin in Thailand on Friday

Vaccinations, using China’s Sinopharm vaccine procured by the Chulabhorn Royal Academy (CRA), began in Thailand today (Friday), starting with 6,400 elderly people, those with disabilities and the underprivileged, who could…

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420,000 more vaccine doses allocated to Bangkok, postponed appointments prioritised

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has been allocated 420,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine, in addition to about 500,000 doses previously provided, according to the BMA’s health office yesterday (Thursday). Priority…

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Postponed vaccinations of elderly, those with 7 diseases in Bangkok to resume on Wednesday

COVID-19 vaccine jabs for the elderly and those with any of seven specific non-communicable diseases in Bangkok, whose vaccination appointments were postponed due to an insufficient vaccine allocation, can get…

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Bangkok opens vaccination registration for elderly population amid widespread delays

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is now opening vaccination registration for its elderly population via the Mor Prom app, amid widespread indefinite postponements of appointments this week. People aged at…

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No country for old men (or women) as society’s vulnerable are being left behind in vaccine rollout

Over the weekend, several hospitals in Bangkok, and many other provinces, postponed vaccination appointments for this week. Today (Monday), the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) did the same for its 25…

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Inoculation vans to tour Thailand vaccinating the elderly, bed-ridden, caretakers

A caravan of COVID-19 inoculation vans, from the Public Health Ministry, began inoculating people over 60, bed-ridden patients and their caretakers in Bangkok today (Tuesday), before going on to tour…

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