A quick note about H1N1 here in Thailand. Infections continue to spread — the Nation newspaper tells today us that there are now 518 confirmed cases, up from just 16 last week. And the Bangkok Post has a breakdown by location within Thailand.
Nevertheless, here in Bangkok — as you might imagine — life continues as usual.
On Tuesday I spent some time talk to people on the street about H1N1. No one was concerned. One woman selling grilled meat told me she wasn’t afraid of H1N1 at all. A motorcycle taxi driver said that he wasn’t worried, even though he has a small child in school. A woman selling lottery tickets told me that she had no fear of H1N1, and besides, she doesn’t eat pork anyway, having switched to fish recently because it’s healthier. (There were — and apparently continue to be — misconceptions that H1N1 can be contracted by eating pork.)
For further H1N1 news, I suggest consulting the following:
- Bangkok Post newspaper
- The Nation newspaper
- Google news search for “H1N1 Thailand“
- Twitter search for “H1N1 Thailand”
You can also follow me on Twitter, as I’ve been relaying some H1N1 news there periodically.