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By Teeranai Charuvastra |
<p>Government data says 2 million out of 12 million senior citizens have yet to receive a single dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and many more have yet to get their booster shots, despite established evidence that the elderly population is most at risk in the face of Omicron&rsquo;s onslaught.&nbsp;</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>Almost half of the 1.5 million doses of Pfizer Covid-19 donated by the United States will be used as booster doses for frontline medical staff.</p>
By Prachatai political editorial team |
<p>Although barred from approaching Government House, the protesters dispersed by crowd control police on 18 July left behind a number of clear &lsquo;statements&rsquo; including a model guillotine, federalist graffiti, and demands for effective vaccines.</p>
By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) |
<p>Southeast Asian lawmakers call on ASEAN governments to take more inclusive measures to protect everyone against Covid-19 regardless of their migration status.&nbsp;</p>
By Amnesty International |
<p>As Thailand battles its deadliest outbreak of Covid-19 since the pandemic began, Amnesty International calls on the Thai authorities to develop and implement an inclusive vaccine roll-out plan that prioritizes at-risk and marginalized individuals, with specific consideration given to groups that have faced historic discrimination, such as prisoners, refugees and undocumented migrant workers.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>Protesters marching to Government House on Sunday (18 July) to demand better Covid-19 vaccination and assistance programmes were met with water cannon and crowd control police armed with tear gas and rubber bullets.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>The police arrested the owner of an apartment in Nonthaburi on Sunday morning (18 July), ahead of the protest in the afternoon, and confiscated effigies made for the protest march, while a van belonging to the We Volunteer protest guard group was searched.&nbsp;</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>A group of doctors has submitted a petition, signed by over 200,000 medical professionals and members of the public, demanding that the government and the Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) provide mRNA Covid-19 vaccines for frontline workers.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>Responding to the questioning of the government&rsquo;s Covid-19 vaccination programme and its strong relationship with private company funded by King Rama X, government representatives teamed up to file lèse majesté and computer crime charges against the leader of the Progressive Movement.</p>