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Contact tracing study results recommend consistent wearing of masks, handwashing, and social distancing in public to protect against SARS-CoV-2 infection

A contact tracing study presented at this year's ESCMID Conference on Coronavirus Disease (ECCVID) confirms the effectiveness of wearing of masks in public, handwashing, and social distancing to protect against SARS-CoV-2 infection. The study is by Assistant Professor Direk Limmathurotsakul, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, and Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, University of Oxford, UK, and colleagues.
Tags: Science, Bangkok Thailand, Mahidol University, Direk Limmathurotsakul

Amidst economic plunge, Thai Christians distributing aid and Scripture

Thailand (MNN) -- At the outset of the coronavirus pandemic, Thailand was just behind China for the second-highest number of COVID-19 cases. Since then, Thailand has drastically shrunk its infection numbers. Now they only report a handful of new cases every day or so, and even recently had a 100-day streak of absolutely no new COVID-19 cases. However, the Thai economy has taken a major hit since tourism plummeted. International tourists support two-thirds of the local economy. Without tha...
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The FDA has authorized convalescent plasma treatment for coronavirus patients — but some scientists worry it's too soon

A blood donor in Bangkok, Thailand, lays on a transfusion chair. The Thai Red Cross has requested to donate blood plasma from patients recovering from COVID-19. Amphol Thongmueangluang/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images The FDA has issued an emergency authorization for convalescent plasma treatment for COVID-19.The therapy involves treating sick patients with the blood of those who have already recovered.Convalescent plasma is also the basis for a drug, hyperimmune globulin, which would d...
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These murals use a special kind of paint that eats smog

Two murals made of photocatalytic, smog-eating paint have gone up in Bangkok, Thailand, and Warsaw, Poland, as part of a project dubbed Converse City Forests.
Tags: News, Stories, Warsaw Poland, Bangkok Thailand

Converse is sponsoring giant murals in 13 cities around the world that break down air pollutants

Two murals made of photocatalytic, smog-eating paint have gone up in Bangkok, Thailand, and Warsaw, Poland, as part of a project dubbed Converse City Forests.
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Thailand Police Arrest Activists, Escalating Protest Crackdown

Rappers, a lawyer and other government critics have been accused of sedition, a crime that can carry a 7-year prison sentence.
Tags: News, Thailand, Human Rights and Human Rights Violations, Freedom of Speech and Expression, Bangkok (Thailand

Protests Unlike Any in Thailand's History

A new generation of activists in Thailand is moving away from coded criticism of the military and the monarchy, and publicly calling for wholesale democratic reform.
Tags: News, Thailand, Demonstrations, Prayuth Chan-ocha, Bhumibol Adulyadej, Thammasat University, Yingluck Shinawatra, Thaksin Shinawatra, Politics And Government, Protests and Riots, Coups D'Etat and Attempted Coups D'Etat, Bangkok (Thailand, Vajiralongkorn (1952-, National Council for Peace and Order (Thailand, Future Forward Party (Thailand

Protests Grow in Thailand, Where Speaking Out Can Be Perilous

Demonstrators are demanding change in a country with a long history of suppressing dissent. Some protesters are even defying the taboo against criticizing the monarchy.
Tags: News, Thailand, Demonstrations, Prayuth Chan-ocha, Protests and Riots, Human Rights and Human Rights Violations, Coups D'Etat and Attempted Coups D'Etat, Bangkok (Thailand, Royal Families, Vajiralongkorn (1952-, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Suthida Vajiralongkorn Na Ayudhya (1978-

Protests Take On Thailand's Monarchy, Despite Laws Banning Such Criticism

The rare questioning of Thailand’s royal family comes as student-led demonstrations have gained momentum, testing the government and the boundaries of strict lèse-majesté laws.
Tags: News, Thailand, Demonstrations, Prayuth Chan-ocha, Thammasat University, Chulalongkorn University, Libel and Slander, Protests and Riots, Human Rights and Human Rights Violations, Bangkok (Thailand, Royal Families, Vajiralongkorn (1952-, National Council for Peace and Order (Thailand

Take a Look Inside Apple's New Retail Store in Bangkok

Apple's newest retail store in Bangkok, Thailand is set to open in just a few hours, and ahead of the store's launch, MacRumors reader Scott Nibley shared some photos of the store's interior taken during the location's soft opening. The new store is Apple's second retail location in Thailand, joining Apple Iconsiam, which . Apple's new Bangkok store features a cylindrical two-story glass design with a flat roof. Inside, there are product tables arranged in a ring shape around the sto...
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Apple's Second Retail Location in Thailand Removes Temporary Paneling Ahead of Imminent Grand Opening

Apple's second retail store in Bangkok, Thailand is set to have its grand opening soon, with Apple recently removing the building's art-filled privacy panels to showcase the inside of the store. You can download the art as a macOS or iOS wallpaper from Apple's store page. Image via @macthainews The location previously appeared to be planned to open on July 25, as seen on original stenciling for the store's temporary paneling. It's unclear why Apple missed that date, but with the removal of t...
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Thailand Drops All Charges Against Red Bull Heir in Deadly Crash

Vorayuth Yoovidhaya, grandson of the energy drinks inventor, had fled the country after striking a police officer with his car in Bangkok in 2012.
Tags: News, Red Bull, Bangkok, Fugitives, Deaths (Fatalities, Bangkok (Thailand, Vorayuth Yoovidhaya, Hit-and-Run Drivers, Thailand Drops All Charges Against Red Bull Heir

Apple's Second Retail Store in Bangkok Opening on July 25

Apple has wrapped up construction on its second retail store located in Bangkok, Thailand, and is set to open the location to the public on Saturday, July 25. Apple hasn't added the new store to its list of stores in Thailand, but details on the opening date were shared on Twitter and sent to MacRumors by reader Kangg. @kangg สดจาก CTW ครับ— cornerdusit ⚡️🧙‍♂️ (@cornerdusit) July 22, 2020 The new store is in front of the Central World mall and it joins Apple...
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Here is what really scares ‘Belzebuth’ actor Tobin Bell

Actor Tobin Bell isn’t afraid to face demons, but he doesn’t like it. The 77-year-old is best known for portraying John Kramer/Jigsaw, the antagonist of the “Saw” horror film franchise. But in one of his latest movies, he’s dealing with religion, demonology and law enforcement in Mexico to help put a stop to a series of terrorist attacks against children in the Spanish-English language horror film, “Belzebuth.” The film is available via AMC’s Shudder streaming service and was released On Demand ...
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Kew Green Hotels Expands Into South East Asia With Seven Properties In Bangkok, Thailand

Kew Green Hotels, one of the UK's leading hotel management companies with over 55 hotels in its portfolio, is set to expand into the South East Asia market, launching seven properties, with four under the Wyndham Hotels & Resorts brand umbrella in Bangkok, Thailand, commencing from quarter one 2021, delivered by a new joint venture with Siamese Asset, to form Siamese and Kew Green Management Company Thailand. Alongside the launch of these seven properties, Kew Green Hotels will also be la...
Tags: Travel, UK, South East Asia, Bangkok Thailand, Wyndham Hotels Resorts, Kew Green Hotels, Siamese Asset, Kew Green Management Company

Shangri-La Partners with Diversey to Upcycle 12,500KG of Hotel Linen into Half-a-million Reusable Face Masks for the Vulnerable

Vulnerable members in communities across 12 cities in Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka will soon have greater access to reusable face masks with the regional Linens For Life Face Masks (L4LFM) partnership between Shangri-La Group and Diversey, a leading global hygiene solutions provider. As part of the L4LFM programme, the 12,500kg of used linen donated by 21 Shangri-La hotels will be repurposed into reusable fabric face masks by local Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Colombo, Hambant...
Tags: Travel, Southeast Asia, Netherlands, Group, Bangkok, Sri Lanka, Australasia, Yangon, Penang, Bangkok Thailand, Shangri La Hotels, Shangri La, Johor Bahru Malaysia, Diversey, Shangri La group, Shangri La Cares

Agora aerial photo contest

On May 8, the mobile app Agora launched a free photo competition. Entries had to adhere to the theme of aerial photography. The finalists were revealed last week, and they’re incredible. From intricate skylines to desolate natural landscapes, the competition received 9,018 submissions in total. Ewold Kooistra won first place and walked away with a $1,000 prize for his photograph titled “A magic morning in The Netherlands.” The Agora app is known for its globally inclusive photo contests that...
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Eating Thai Fruit Demands Serious Effort but Delivers Sublime Reward

Many delicious species in Thailand, “the Great Power nation of fruit,” require laborious peeling and careful chewing. Then there’s the sticky fingers, stench of death and occasional disappointment.
Tags: News, Southeast Asia, Thailand, Fruit, Bangkok (Thailand, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

In Every Corner of Bangkok, Spirits Need a Home and Maybe a Strawberry Fanta

Across Thailand’s crowded capital, there are spirits who must be placated with a comfy place to live. The coronavirus is no excuse to cut back on the coddling.
Tags: News, Thailand, Religion and Belief, Bangkok (Thailand, Prayers and Prayer Books, Every Corner of Bangkok Spirits Need

Finding Euphoria in Bangkok’s Food Scene

In search of creative inspiration, a New York-based photographer spent two weeks documenting Bangkok’s fresh markets and street vendors.
Tags: Photography, New York, News, Bangkok, Cooking and Cookbooks, Travel and Vacations, Bangkok (Thailand, Street Vendors (Non-Food

The Birds Are Not on Lockdown, and More People Are Watching Them

Bird-watching has surged in popularity during the pandemic. It’s easy to start, and you can do it anywhere — even from inside, and even in urban spaces.
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‘A Lot of Bad News Out There’: Parenting in a Pandemic

A mother balances coverage of tsunamis, plane crashes, bombings and other tragedies with life at home during a coronavirus lockdown.
Tags: News, Philippines, Maine, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Children and Childhood, Bangkok (Thailand, Quarantines, Rohingya (Ethnic Group, Typhoon Haiyan (2013, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Quarantine (Life and Culture

Bangkok Opens Up as Virus Caseloads Drop, and Pretty Pups Benefit

Bangkok is crazy for purebred dogs. Some wear nail polish, and many wear clothes. Our overheated schnauzer needed a trim, and the government opened up pet groomers just in time.
Tags: News, Dogs, Bangkok, Cosmetics and Toiletries, Bangkok (Thailand, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

May 2020 Featured Writer – John Bickel

Here at T Ching, we’re focusing on our intention to shine a brighter spotlight on all our writers. With that in mind, each month we pick one of our talented contributors to prominently display as our Featured Writer. John is a prolific and talented writer who has been a regular contributor to T Ching since November 2015. John has been active on social media for a long time, relate...
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The Covid-19 Riddle: Why Does the Virus Wallop Some Places and Spare Others?

Experts are trying to figure out why the coronavirus is so capricious. The answers could determine how to best protect ourselves and how long we have to.
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‘This Isn’t the Time for Caviar’: A Chef Finds New Flavors in a Pandemic

After the coronavirus lockdown, a chef in Bangkok and his migrant staff started cooking a whole new menu and delivering food to the poor.
Tags: Food, News, Restaurants, Chefs, Bangkok, Foreign Workers, Cooking and Cookbooks, Bangkok (Thailand, Indian Food (Cuisine, Migrant Labor (Non-Agriculture, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Deepanker Khosla, Haoma, Time for Caviar

Superhero Bits: Josh Boone Throws Shade at ‘Dark Phoenix’, Free Comic Day Pushed to May & More

Will the Minutemen of Time Variance Authority be in the Loki series? How are the Infinity Stones returning in a new story arc for Marvel Comics? Which Marvel movies may play in Chinese theaters when they reopen later this month? How did New Mutants director Josh Boone throw shade at Dark Phoenix? Who wants to tell Michael Shannon that Zack Snyder isn’t involved with the Supergirl movie? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Take a look behind the scenes at the “Romeo v Julie...
Tags: Comic Book/Superhero, Superhero Bits, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Avengers, Batman, Black Widow, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Doctor Strange, Hulk, Loki, New Mutants, Superboy, Supergirl, Wonder-Woman

Global Construction Pipeline Hits Record High at 2019 Year-End*

Analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) state that Asia Pacific's total construction pipeline, excluding China, hit a new all-time high at the close of 2019 with 1,926 projects/409,447 rooms. Project counts are up 7%, while room counts are up 8%, year-over-year (YOY). Projects currently under construction stand at a record 991 projects with 224,354 rooms. Projects scheduled to start construction in the next 12 months and those in the early planning stage are also at all-time highs with 436 ...
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US coronavirus death toll rises to 11, public demands that officials do more

By GENE JOHNSON, RACHEL LA CORTE and MARTHA BELLISLE SEATTLE — The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus climbed to 11 on Wednesday with a victim succumbing in California — the nation’s first reported fatality outside Washington state — as officials, schools and businesses came under pressure to respond more aggressively to the outbreak. Officials in Placer County, near Sacramento, said an elderly person who tested positive for COVID-19 Tuesday after returning from a San Francisco-to-Mexico cruis...
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Coronavirus takes hold in South Korea, Iran, Italy as China spread slows

By MATT SEDENSKY and LORI HINNANT BANGKOK — South Korea struggled to find enough hospital beds for sick patients, Iran and Italy grappled with rising deaths, and Saudi Arabia banned citizens from performing the pilgrimage to Mecca as the coronavirus that tormented China acquired firm footing elsewhere in the world. As the number of new cases drops precipitously in China, attention has shifted to South Korea, Italy and Iran, countries with major coronavirus clusters that the World Health Organiza...
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