The Contagios by coronavirus, covid-19, follow. There have even been cases in which, despite having the anticovid vaccine, some people have lost their lives. This is how it happened to a Thai nurse who died despite having both doses of the Chinese Sinovac vaccine. The health worker was infected while working in a private clinic treating patients with the virus. We tell you what we know about this case that has shocked your country.
News of the nurse’s passing was announced through Sopon Iamsirithawon, the deputy director general of Thailand’s Department of Disease Control. The official said that the nurse always showed “sacrifice and dedication” like all the nursing staff.
He explained that the nurse had received her first vaccine against covid-19 last April; while the second dose of the concentrate was applied in May. Because it was believed that she had a little more protection, the nurse continued her work where she gave care to patients with covid-19.
It was in June when the nurse caught COVID-19. He presented severe symptoms for being a person prone to obesity, as reported by local and international media that have taken up this story.
Health personnel were among the first to be vaccinated during this covid-19 pandemic. However, given the new variants, some specialists believe that the effectiveness of the vaccines could be reduced.
They even recommended that a third dose of anticovid be applied to activate the immunity of healthcare workers.
Thailand seeks to mix vaccines
Thailand reported more than 353,700 coronavirus cases, most of them detected since the last wave that began in April in a Bangkok nightlife district.
Health workers were the first to receive Sinovac, but authorities said on Sunday that nearly 900 health workers, most vaccinated with the Chinese vaccine, contracted COVID-19.
They will now also receive a booster shot from AstraZeneca or Pfizer-BioNTech. Bangkok and nine other provinces are under stricter restrictions including a night curfew and a ban on gatherings of more than five people.
The government of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha has been harshly criticized for its handling of the pandemic, from accusations of vaccine mismanagement to the lack of government compensation to sectors hit by the health crisis.
Precisely, his cabinet approved on Tuesday a plan of aid of 30 billion baht (920 million dollars) destined to companies, including those of retail sales, entertainment and construction, seriously affected by the severe restrictions.
In addition, bills for essential public services, such as water and electricity, will also be reduced for two months, said the Executive.