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Khanoisseur 🐶🤦🏻‍♂️🌎+ Your Authors @Khanoisseur Nonpartisan fact-checks + “frustratingly accurate” analysis of news (+🐶 pics). *Turn notifications on* Stuff @Google @Twitter @Facebook @Tesla @Audi Jul. 26, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

Thailand 🇹🇭 (70 million people) has recorded fewer than 60 COVID-19 deaths. After China reported the outbreak in Wuhan on December 31, 2019, just three days later, Thai airports were screening visitors from the city. A day later, Thai gov set up an emergency operations center.

2. Thailand can't afford mass screening so contact tracing was deemed to be more effective. There are more than 1,000 epidemiological teams investigating cases and monitoring them. Mobile COVID testing units traveled to neighborhoods to provide free testing to at-risk contacts.

3. The cooperation of ordinary citizens has played a key role in containing COVID-19. One study showed 95% of Thais wore masks in public during the pandemic, highest rate in Southeast Asia. Wearing masks had become common practice in Bangkok because of its terrible air pollution.

4. Fascinating piece on how Thailand negotiated the coronavirus challenge — schools are back open there as the country readies human trials of homegrown vaccine. 

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