An opinion survey by Suan Dusit Poll has found that a majority of people (60.93%) think the current COVID-19 situation in Thailand is extremely serious and will take at least two years to overcome.
The poll was conducted online among 1,702 people throughout the country between 5 – 15 July, as the numbers of infections and deaths were rising.
Concerning the most worrying aspects of the situation, with respondents allowed to choose more than one answer, 89.24% cited the rising numbers of infections and deaths, 81.08% said many medical personnel had contracted the virus, 77.71% cited the closure of businesses leading to unemployment, 75.75% pointed to the slow vaccination roll-out and low-quality vaccines and 73.75% said the pandemic was still out of control.
Regarding vaccination, 49.35% of respondents said they had not been inoculated, 38.84% had received the first jab and 11.81% had received two jabs. (NNT)