A THAI man who was working from home after contracting Covid-19 was found dead today (Nov. 24) after his colleagues came to check on him as he had missed meetings for two days in a row, Matichon newspaper said.
The unidentified 38-year-old man caught the infection on Sunday after coming into contact with five to six employees of a company who were all infected. The management of his company had then told him to work from home.
Ruamkatanyu Foundation volunteers came to collect his body from his condo in Soi Ladprao 101.
Meanwhile, the US is for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic seeing that a majority of Americans dying from coronavirus were at least partially vaccinated, according to a Fox News report quoting new analysis of federal and state data.
The waning efficacy of Covid-19 vaccines and increasingly contagious strains of the virus being spread to elderly and immunocompromised people have resulted in more deaths among those who have taken at least one vaccine dose, a Washington Post analysis published on Wednesday finds.
“Fifty-eight percent of coronavirus deaths in August were people who were vaccinated or boosted,” the Post reported.
The paper described a “troubling trend” as the share of deaths of people who were vaccinated has been “steadily rising” over the past year.
“In September 2021, vaccinated people made up just 23 percent of coronavirus fatalities. In January and February this year, it was up to 42 percent,” the Washington Post’s Fenit Nirappil and Dan Keating wrote.
“We can no longer say this is a pandemic of the unvaccinated,” said Kaiser Family Foundation vice president Cynthia Cox, who conducted the analysis on behalf of the Post.
Top health officials have repeatedly urged Americans to complete their primary vaccine series and get boosted to maximise vaccine protection against Covid-19.
Top: Ruamkatanyu volunteers carrying the Covid patient’s body from his condo. Photo: Matichon
Front Page: A syringe is prepared with the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine at the Keystone First Wellness Centre in Chester, Pennsylvania, on Dec. 15, 2021. Photo: AP /Matt Rourke and published by Fox News