After Lavish Nights of Clubbing in Bangkok, a Covid Outbreak

Thailand went for months without a single confirmed case of local transmission, but the epidemic has now radiated from nightclubs to areas where social distancing is all but impossible.

#bangkok-thailand, #bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #income-inequality, #prayuth-chan-ocha, #thailand, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Researchers Are Hatching a Low-Cost Coronavirus Vaccine

A new formulation entering clinical trials in Brazil, Mexico, Thailand and Vietnam could change how the world fights the pandemic.

#antibodies, #bangkok-thailand, #biology-and-biochemistry, #brazil, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #eggs, #factories-and-manufacturing, #gates-bill-and-melinda-foundation, #immune-system, #influenza, #mclellan-jason-researcher, #mers-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome, #thailand, #vietnam, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Researchers Are Hatching a Low-Cost Covid-19 Vaccine

A new formulation entering clinical trials in Brazil, Mexico, Thailand and Vietnam could change how the world fights the pandemic.

#antibodies, #bangkok-thailand, #biology-and-biochemistry, #brazil, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #eggs, #factories-and-manufacturing, #gates-bill-and-melinda-foundation, #immune-system, #influenza, #mclellan-jason-researcher, #mers-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome, #thailand, #vietnam, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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House Hunting in Thailand: An Indoor-Outdoor Sanctuary for $1.6 Million

As the market for midrange properties struggles to regain its footing, Thailand’s high-end sector has remained resilient, with foreign buyers waiting for the chance to return.

#bangkok-thailand, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #thailand

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With a Gift of Art, a Daughter Honors, if Not Absolves, Her Father

Douglas Latchford, a scholar of Khmer antiquities who was accused of trafficking in looted artifacts, bequeathed his world-class collection to his daughter. She has returned it to Cambodia.

#art, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #bangkok-thailand, #cambodia, #collectors-and-collections, #latchford-douglas-a-j, #museums

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Woman Is Sentenced to 43 Years for Criticizing Thai Monarchy

Lawyers said it was the longest sentence yet for violating Thailand’s notoriously harsh lèse-majesté law.

#bangkok-thailand, #bhumibol-adulyadej, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #royal-families, #thailand, #vajiralongkorn-1952

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Conjuring Up the World Through the Sense of Taste

Housebound because of the pandemic, an international correspondent finds a way to travel the globe in her kitchen.

#bangkok-thailand, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grandparents, #pickles-and-relishes, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #thailand

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A King Above and Beyond Politics

Why are the people of Thailand rising up against royal power now?

#bangkok-thailand, #bhumibol-adulyadej, #crown-property-bureau-thailand, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #politics-and-government, #royal-families, #sineenat-wongvajirapakdi-1985, #thailand, #ubolratana-1951, #vajiralongkorn-1952

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Thai Protesters Want to Rein in an Absentee King

For months, demonstrators have kept up their demands for resignations and reforms.

#bangkok-thailand, #bhumibol-adulyadej, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #high-net-worth-individuals, #prayuth-chan-ocha

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The Sovereigns of Thailand and the Skies

Protesters are challenging the monarchy’s legitimacy by co-opting its celestial symbols.

#astrology, #bangkok-thailand, #buddhism, #constitutions, #crown-property-bureau-thailand, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #hong-kong, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #politics-and-government, #prayuth-chan-ocha, #royal-families, #thailand, #vajiralongkorn-1952

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Bangkok Is Engulfed by Protests. What’s Driving Them?

Rebellious youths. A history of coups. A royal family protected by laws that can punish critics. All are key ingredients in the struggle convulsing Thailand.

#bangkok-thailand, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #royal-families, #thailand

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Thailand’s Leader Offers End to Crackdown on Pro-Democracy Protesters

Saying he would withdraw an emergency decree, the ex-general, Prayuth Chan-ocha, called for mediation by a weakened Parliament. Protesters still demand his resignation.

#bangkok-thailand, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #future-forward-party-thailand, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #national-council-for-peace-and-order-thailand, #prayuth-chan-ocha, #royal-families, #tear-gas, #vajiralongkorn-1952

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‘We Have to Speak Out’: Thai Students Defy Protest Ban

Armed with umbrellas, social media and global support, young Thais are taking on a government that has used arrests, legal intimidation and water cannons to try to stop them.

#bangkok-thailand, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #politics-and-government, #prayuth-chan-ocha, #student-protests, #vajiralongkorn-1952

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Thailand Steps Up Response as Antigovernment Protests Escalate

Water cannons were used for the first time to clear protesters off the streets, and two demonstrators face charges that could put them in prison for life.

#bangkok-thailand, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #dipangkorn-rasmijoti-prince-of-thailand, #prayuth-chan-ocha, #royal-families, #suthida-vajiralongkorn-na-ayudhya-1978, #thailand, #vajiralongkorn-1952

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As Motorcade Rolls By, Thai Royal Family Glimpses the People’s Discontent

Pro-democracy protesters have been rallying for months. But the king hasn’t been around to take in the calls for reform firsthand.

#bangkok-thailand, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #maas-heiko-1966, #royal-families, #suthida-vajiralongkorn-na-ayudhya-1978, #thailand, #vajiralongkorn-1952

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‘I Feel Sorry for Americans’: A Baffled World Watches the U.S.

From Myanmar to Canada, people are asking: How did a superpower allow itself to be felled by a virus? And why won’t the president commit to a peaceful transition of power?

#bangkok-thailand, #belarus, #berlin-germany, #canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mexico, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations

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Young Women Take a Frontline Role in Thailand’s Protests

Women, many of them students, are speaking out against a patriarchy that controls the military, the monarchy and the Buddhist monkhood, Thailand’s most powerful institutions.

#bangkok-thailand, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #thailand, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Protests Shake Bangkok, Challenging Old Guard’s Grip on Thailand

The weekend rally heightened the focus on a once taboo issue: a rich and powerful monarchy that has rarely been challenged or criticized.

#bangkok-thailand, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #national-council-for-peace-and-order-thailand, #prayuth-chan-ocha, #royal-families, #thailand, #thammasat-university, #vajiralongkorn-1952

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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.

#bangkok-thailand, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #thailand

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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.

#bangkok-thailand, #bhumibol-adulyadej, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #future-forward-party-thailand, #national-council-for-peace-and-order-thailand, #politics-and-government, #prayuth-chan-ocha, #thailand, #thaksin-shinawatra, #thammasat-university, #vajiralongkorn-1952, #yingluck-shinawatra

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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.

#bangkok-thailand, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #prayuth-chan-ocha, #royal-families, #suthida-vajiralongkorn-na-ayudhya-1978, #vajiralongkorn-1952

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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.

#bangkok-thailand, #chulalongkorn-university, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #libel-and-slander, #national-council-for-peace-and-order-thailand, #prayuth-chan-ocha, #royal-families, #thailand, #thammasat-university, #vajiralongkorn-1952

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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.

#bangkok-thailand, #deaths-fatalities, #fugitives, #hit-and-run-drivers, #interpol-international-criminal-police-organization, #red-bull, #vorayuth-yoovidhaya

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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.

#bangkok-thailand, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fruit, #southeast-asia, #thailand

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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.

#bangkok-thailand, #prayers-and-prayer-books, #religion-and-belief, #thailand

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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.

#bangkok-thailand, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #photography, #street-vendors-non-food, #travel-and-vacations

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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.

#bangkok-thailand, #birds, #birdwatching, #cornell-lab-of-ornithology, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #freeport-me, #hobbies, #london-england, #new-orleans-la

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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.

#bangkok-thailand, #bangladesh, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #maine, #myanmar, #philippines, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #rohingya-ethnic-group, #typhoon-haiyan-2013

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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.

#bangkok-thailand, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #dogs

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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.

#africa, #bangkok-thailand, #brazil, #cambodia, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #daegu-south-korea, #dominican-republic, #dubai-united-arab-emirates, #ecuador, #epidemics, #genetics-and-heredity, #guyana, #haiti, #india, #indonesia, #iran, #iraq, #politics-and-government, #princess-cruises, #quarantines, #world-health-organization

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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.

#bangkok-thailand, #chefs, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deepanker-khosla, #food, #foreign-workers, #haoma, #indian-food-cuisine, #migrant-labor-non-agriculture, #restaurants

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