[NTD News September 13, 2021, Beijing time]The epidemic in Thailand is severe, with up to 10,000 confirmed cases every day. Dissatisfied with the military government’s ineffective epidemic prevention, the people once again took to the streets of the capital Bangkok to protest on the evening of September 12, but they were forcefully dispersed by the police, and at least 78 people were arrested. The protesters turned their anger towards Continental Coxing Vaccine, which was criticized by the Chinese Communist Party’s ambassador to Thailand, which triggered a greater backlash.
Since mid-July, Thailand has added more than 10,000 new diagnoses and hundreds of deaths every day. The Thai people are highly dissatisfied with the performance of the government’s epidemic prevention. In the past more than a month, different groups have taken turns to demonstrate on the streets, and protesters often have fierce incidents with the police. conflict.
TVBS News reported that on the evening of the 12th, a police car crashed into a demonstrator riding a motorcycle. Five police officers surrounded and beat a protester with their batons. The police used force to deal with the unarmed civilians, making the witnesses so angry that they yelled at them.
Thai demonstrators angrily stated that the police did too much today, they have been chasing the people, even four or five-year-old children are running for their lives in the street, otherwise he will be beaten by the police.
Thousands of people in Bangkok took to the streets and shouted that Parayu would step down. They were dissatisfied that the authorities did not follow South Korea and Taiwan’s use of diversified vaccines, and suspected that the military government was linked to Kexing.
The last few demonstrations have ended in violent clashes. The security forces used tear gas, powerful water jets and rubber bullets to deal with the protesters. The people counterattacked by throwing rocks and firecrackers.
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For this reason, the Chinese ambassador issued a statement on September 3 to exaggerate the protection of the vaccine and criticized the Thai people, triggering a stronger backlash. The statement said: “Some Thais and certain organizations underestimate and slander the Chinese vaccine for no reason.”
Thai independent journalist Shi Han said in an online interview with Wu Anqi, host of “FOCUS Luncheon News” on the 13th, “The protesters have three major demands on the government. I hope that Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha will step down and take responsibility because The vaccine policy that the government started last year was wrong, and the vaccine production was insufficient. Although other vaccines were available for purchase, the Thai government still insisted on using Coxing Vaccine and Thailand’s self-produced AZ vaccine, and refused to join the COVAX platform, which led to the epidemic. Out of control, and the people began to question whether the government had privately exchanged terms with China (the CCP).”
It is understood that in July this year, hundreds of Thai medical staff who received the Kexing vaccine were infected with the Chinese Communist virus (COVID-19). According to Reuters, a Thai government memo leaked in July of this year included comments by an unidentified official who suggested not to vaccinate front-line medical workers with Pfizer vaccine boosters, because that would be equivalent to “recognizing Xing vaccine is ineffective”.
Thai medical experts, including experts from the Thai Infectious Diseases Association, have called on the government to stop purchasing the Koxing vaccine on the grounds that the vaccine is not effective against the Delta variant virus.
Critics questioned why the price of Kexing vaccine is higher than that of other vaccines. According to the Bangkok Post, a member of the Thai opposition party (Prasert Chantaruangthong) claimed that there was a difference of 2 billion baht (approximately US$213.8 million) between the approved budget and the actual expenditures for the five batches of Koxing vaccines. . The authorities attribute this difference to exchange rate fluctuations.
The total number of confirmed cases in Thailand has exceeded 1.2 million, and more than 12,000 people have died from the infection, most of which occurred in the latest wave of outbreaks caused by the Delta mutant virus after April.
In addition to Thailand, Brazil, which is highly dependent on Kexing vaccine, no longer recommends the use of Kexing vaccine as the third booster shot, and has stopped purchasing and switched to Pfizer’s BNT vaccine.
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