Thailand joins battle to lift patent protection on Covid vaccines

Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit on Sunday called for the lifting of intellectual property protection on Covid-19 vaccines, so countries can start producing shots for their people.He made the remark during a virtual meeting with trade ministers from Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) countries.Keep reading ...

The Nation Reporter

Govt injects B2.8bn for domestic vaccine development push

The government has allocated more than 2.8 billion baht to support Covid-19 vaccine research and development and push for Thailand to be a regional hub for vaccine production.Government spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri said Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha ordered the budget allocation. Of the amount, an allocation ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Local jabs yet to join Covid fight

Thais are expected to get locally developed Covid-19 vaccines as a third booster jab next year.None of the three Thai-made vaccines have yet passed clinical trials. So, they cannot be used to tackle the current wave of Covid-19 outbreak or ease the vaccine shortage problem.However, ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Asia-Pacific trade ministers mull vaccine access, supply

Improved access to coronavirus vaccines and other tools needed to fight the pandemic are vital to crushing the pandemic and hastening a recovery, officials said Saturday in an online meeting of Pacific Rim economies.The unprecedented crisis brought on by COVID-19 requires a coordinated, cooperative response, ...

Thailand Prepares 6 Million Shots For Mass Rollout’s First Month

Thailand aims to administer as many as 6 million shots to protect against Covid-19 this month, as it begins a mass vaccination program amid the nation’s worst coronavirus outbreak since the pandemic began.The government plans to distribute about 2 million doses of AstraZeneca Plc and ...

Financial help for people suffering effects of Covid vaccination

The National Health Security Office has so far paid out nearly one million baht in assistance to people suffering from side effects of Covid-19 vaccinations.NHSO secretary-general Jadej Thammatach-aree said on Tuesday that a total of 991,700 baht had been distributed to 150 people, and the ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

TAT says concrete plan for supply side imperative

Phuket must execute a development plan aimed at diminishing poor quality public services in exchange for over 930,000 vaccine doses prioritised for the island in the build-up to the sandbox initiative, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).“Not only Phuket, but another nine areas ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

South-east Asian countries battle Covid resurgence amid lack of vaccines

South-east Asian countries, including nations that managed to control the coronavirus last year, are struggling to contain recent outbreaks as new variants and vaccine shortages leave populations exposed.Thailand’s cumulative caseload has more than quadrupled since 1 April, rising to almost 130,000, after infections spread in ...

Hospitals postpone Covid jabs amid delays in domestic AstraZeneca production

Some hospitals were being forced to postpone second rounds of Covid-19 inoculations as Siam Bioscience was falling behind in its scheduled production of the AstraZeneca vaccine, a news report said Monday.Public hospitals such as Vajira, Chulabhorn, and Thammasat announced that they were short of vaccine ...

Thailand says it’s not ‘fast spinning out of Covid-19 control’

With reference to your article Thailand fast spinning out of Covid-19 control published on May 13, 2021, I feel compelled to set the record straight as follows. The article’s claim that AstraZeneca has chosen Siam Bioscience to produce its vaccine was based on “unknown reasons” is ...

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