Coronavirus

Intimidating jab appointment message draws flak

 

THAI netizens heavily criticised an intimidating message at the end of Covid jab appointment slips issued in Roi Et province that brands the recipient as a dangerous person who needs to urgently get vaccinated, Siam Rath newspaper and TV Channel 7 said this morning (Dec. 1).

Mr. Pakphum Dejhassadin, a medical technologist who runs the popular Panda Lab Doctor website, ran photos of the appointment slips which at the end says, “you are a dangerous person, you need to get vaccinated urgently” and “if you do not show up it will be considered that are not cooperating with the state.”

This scary message attracted lots of comments from enraged netizens with many pointing out that although getting vaccinated is important for society, intimidating people in this way is inappropriate.

After the cyber storm started on this issue Roi Et authorities acknowledged the matter and reported it to Don Samphan Hospital which had issued this threatening message.

The hospital explained that they did not intend to coerce or infringe upon individual rights and the message was being fixed.

Meanwhile the Public Health Ministry said early this morning that there were 4,886 coronavirus cases and 43 deaths over the past 24 hours with this taking the cumulative confirmed total since April 1 to  2,091,895 and since the onset of the pandemic 2,120,758, Sanook.com said.

Of the new batch of cases  4,566 emerged in the surveillance and healthcare systems, 149 were found through proactive search in communities,  165 got infected in prisons and detention centres and six foreign arrivals tested positive.

Another 6,326 patients were cured taking total recoveries since April 1 to 1,998,328 while 74,190 are still undergoing treatment.

Today’s 43 fatalities raised the death toll to 20,814.

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Covid jab appointment slip that scared people. The Thai headline says, “You are a dangerous person?”  Photos. TV Channel 7


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