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Gentlemen, 6 months into the pandemic and Thailand has only recorded 58 deaths to COVID-19. https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/thailand/ France and the UK that each have approximately the same population (60 mill+) as Thailand have recorded, respectively, 30,000 and 45,000. That's 500 French victims for every Thai. And almost 800 Brits per Thai. Likely the Thai fatalities are grossly underestimated. But even if they were 100 times higher, Thailand would still be much better off than EACH AND EVERY COUNTRY in Europe or the Americas. So let's accept COVID infection rates in Thailand are indeed much lower. Which brings me to the main point of this reflection: What do you think is going to happen if/when Thailand opens its borders and businesses like it used to? The Thai population having been spared mass exposure to it, COVID-19 would FINALLY spread in Thailand like it did in Europe and America. Which is exactly what is happening here in the US where some states (AZ, FL, SC, TX) reopened for business and COVID infections (and deaths!) skyrocketed. We were all hoping COVID-19 would fade away in the summer (like the flu) but it did not. Which means that by "flattening curve" all that was accomplished was DELAYING people from getting it... but in the same manner that everyone sooner or later catches a flu, we will all catch COVID if it sticks around indefinitely as it appears to. The vast majority of the Thai population are thus sitting ducks for the corona virus. What are the implications for us mongers ? That it may take even much longer than we feared for us to be allowed back in Thailand. Mongering like we used to, say 10 partners in 1 week, will be a sure way to catch and spread COVID like wildfire... (Honestly, I would not even want to risk it.) Those expats bragging about how many desperate-for-business Thais they've been fucking on the cheap are very lucky to have been there while infection rates are so low. But what would happen if mongers are allowed back from all corners of the world? P4P will be a super vector of transmission to the Thai sex partners and subsequently to the rest of the Thai population. Public healthwise, the Thais just cannot allow us mongers back until COVID has disappeared from the face of the Earth, which may take another 6 months, 1 year or more ??? To me this stands to reason. Someone please show me I'm wrong. R