Covid-19 News & Updates (Thailand and Southeast Asia only)

Temporary sub-forum for all news, updates, developments and discussion on Coronavirus/Covid-19 in Hua Hin, Thailand and globally. Any and all topics on the outbreak will be moved into this forum for ease of information access.
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FWIW, a recent study carries some interesting data showing that metformin, a safe, easily-available and cheap medication appears to have a favorable effect on COVID-19 viral load and subsequent outcomes.

According to this study:
Metformin reduced the odds of hospitalizations/death through 28 days by 58%.
https://academic.oup.com/cid/advance-ar ... 59/7660393

Favorable Antiviral Effect of Metformin on Covid-19 Viral Load
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Covid infections see sharp rise

https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/ge ... sharp-rise

Covid-19 cases last week jumped by at least 900 on the previous week, with one fatality recorded each day, the Public Relations Department’s Covid-19 Information Centre revealed.

According to its report published on Monday, 2,762 people were hospitalised for Covid-19 treatment from June 2–8, an average of 395 people a day.

The number increased by 48.3%, from May 26–June 1, in which 1,863 hospitalised cases, or 266 cases a day, were recorded............
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New highly-transmissible Covid strain will elude vaccines

https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/ge ... nes-expert

The KP.2 strain of Covid-19 will become dominant in Thailand, according to a renowned virologist. It will be more transmissible and vaccines will be hard-pressed to keep up with its mutations, but its symptoms will not be more severe that those of previous strains of the virus......
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