Prominent Thai doctor says everyone will eventually catch Covid-19, we need to learn to live with it

PHOTO: Dr. Manoon Leechawengwongs

Bangkok –

Prominent Thai doctor, Manoon Leechawengwongs, urged non-infected people to stop discriminating against Covid-19 Coronavirus cured patients as he believes everyone would eventually be infected, sooner or later.

The doctor from Vichaiyut Hospital stated online today, August 19th, that Thailand has an increasing number of covid patients every day. But the other thing that is happening now is that many cured coronavirus patients who strictly conducted self-treatment and self-quarantine at home until 3-4 weeks have passed are also shunned by society.

His status read: “Their boss doesn’t let them go back to work. Local shopkeepers refused to provide service to them. Society treated them like they used to treat people with HIV and tuberculosis. They are stigmatized and discriminated against.”

“The SARS-CoV-2 can survive in people with mild to moderate symptoms for up to 14 days and not more than 20 days in severe patients. If the cured patients conduct a swab test, only dead germs, not living organisms, will be found. They can’t infect others after more than 3 weeks of being cured.”

PHOTO: Workpoint News

Dr. Manoon also asked everyone to treat the recovered more kindly as many of them have already been suffering enough and even experienced a near-death experience before they eventually recovered themselves.

“I believe that almost everyone, regardless of which vaccination brand they received, would be infected sooner or later due to new research on the Delta variant and the fact that vaccination will not fully prevent spread or transmission. We cannot live in a state of fear forever. We have to learn to live with it and do not discriminate against those who have already been recovered. They deserve to live like everyone else. We should be reminded to always have mercy on your fellow human beings,” he concluded.

TPN media notes that this is the same doctor who has also recently spoken out against continued lockdowns and restrictions, saying they aren’t the key to improving the situation and cause more harm than gains, stating that instead, all focus should be on vaccination.


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National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.