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RE: Vietnam has the best Covid response in the world, but does it matter?

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Vietnam has done an amazing job and Thailand has too, to a lesser degree. The thing is BOTH countries rely soooo heavily on people flying in that I can only imagine that although lockdown itself may end in cities, that opening airports and borders may need to wait until people can easily test and produce that result before flying.

We're expecting some softening of the lockdown by April 30th. And we're currently under a 10 day complete alcohol ban (in case you hadn;t heard our wails from afar LOL).

Widely tipped to be a gradual local softening in May, with inter-provincial travel reopening (but with lots of testing) in 2nd half of May. Mid June NEEDS to have internatinal flights happening cos most of the schools opening 1st July RELY on Chinese and Korean enrollments to keep them financially afloat.

Interesting times to be sure!! Keep safe and well!!

You might want to join our @naturalmedicine challenge: https://peakd.com/hive-120078/@naturalmedicine/after-the-virus-what-can-you-do-to-improve-your-chances-when-the-cage-door-opens Methinks you might have some great insights.

Songkran dry and hot inside? With only iced water on the side? A first for everything.

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yes Thailand is very reliant on international visitors and other countries like to pretend that they are not, but international commerce is pretty essential to all countries well being or barring that, some level of affluence i guess.

I have heard about the alcohol ban, the Hash House Guys were really whining about it... haha. I am sure they all stocked up!

Who knows what the future holds, the present is so nuts that I can only hope that it is better :)

It's like a movable feast everyday, with a bit of quicksand thrown in for good measure. I hear so many conflicting views that in the end I just have to turn it off....

Stay safe and well. 🙂

yep, that is 100% true. I see so many of my friends get really worked up on this issue, spending hours a day arguing with strangers online about it and I think that since our opinions don't really change the situation very much that it might be best to do anything else other than try to get to the bottom of this. If there is a conspiracy, we are never gonna find out about it :)