Coronavirus

Daily Covid count drops to 9,489 as woman threatens to sue govt

  THE PUBLIC Health Ministry said this morning (Sept. 28) the daily Covid tally had dropped to 9,489 cases but there were 129 additional deaths while a woman who lost her unborn child after the first Sinovac jab threatens to sue the government, Sanook.com said  Of today’s decreased batch of cases, 9,220 were among the

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Public Health Ministry explains decision to purchase another 12 million doses of Sinovac

THE Public Health Ministry has issued updated data, on the continued use of the Chinese Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine and its efficacy, to support the decision to purchase another 12 million doses. Department of Disease Control’s director for emergency health hazards and diseases Dr. Chawetsan Namwat said all vaccines approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO),

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Pfizer-BioNTech shots ‘have stronger antibody response than Sinovac’

By Reuters, Bloomberg and published by The Straits Times Hong Kong – People who are vaccinated against Covid-19 with Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine were found to have “substantially higher” levels of antibodies than those who received Sinovac’s jab, the South China Morning Post reported today (June 19), citing a Hong Kong study.  Some who received the Sinovac

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AstraZeneca side effects ‘more common in young people, women’

A PROMINENT virologist said today (June 11) that the side effects of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine are showing up more frequently among young people and women while the Sinovac vaccine has fewer of these after-effects, Thai Rath newspaper said. Dr Yong Poovorawan, head of the Centre of Excellence in Clinical Virology at the Faculty of Medicine,

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Thaksin slams vaccine policy, says some Pfizer vaccine has slipped through

WHILE former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra said in a Clubhouse chat that a small amount of  Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has arrived in Thailand and Pfizer (Thailand) Company today (May 5)  denied it has started importing its vaccine, he had also criticised the government’s vaccine policy, Sanook.com said. Thaksin said that although vaccines are not very risky,

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Hospital halts Sinovac jabs after 40 medical staff suffer side effects

LAMPANG Hospital in the northern province has halted Sinovac vaccination after almost 40 medical staff out of approximately 400 who were vaccinated yesterday (April 21) developed side effects, Matichon said this afternoon (April 22). The most severe case was a 46-year-old nurse who 15 minutes after getting the jab started feeling dizzy and developed a

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10 groups of people are prohibited from receiving Sinovac vaccine

THE Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has received 66,000 doses of Sinovac vaccine allotted by the government and had started inoculating the target groups since Monday, NNT said today (March 3). Deputy Bangkok governor Sophon Phisutthiwong said medical professionals will be the first group to receive the vaccine. The second group will be public health volunteers,

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Prayut receives first lot of vaccine from China’s Sinovac

PRIME Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha went to the warehouse at Suvarnabhumi Airport today (Feb. 24) to receive the country’s first 200,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine after their arrival from Beijing and declared that this shipment returns the smile to Thailand, Sanook.com said. Accompanying him were Deputy Premier and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul and other senior

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188 new Covid cases as Anutin says he will get the first Sinovac jab

THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s (CCSA’s) spokesman Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin said today (Jan. 15) there were 188 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours while Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul allayed fears about Sinovac Biotech’s vaccine by saying he would be the first person to get a dose, Siam Rath newspaper said. Of

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Business

CP Group company acquires 15% stake in China’s Sinovak

HONG KONG-listed Sino Biopharmaceutical, controlled by Charoen Pokphan Group, is investing $515 million (15.4 billion baht) in Sinovak Life Sciences, a company that produces coronavirus vaccine under the brand “Coronavak,” Sanook.com quoted Japanese Nikkei news agency as saying today (Jan. 5). This investment will give Sino Biopharmaceutical a 15% stake in the Chinese firm which

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