Sorry to say that Tour groups have stopped coming to Thailand until the 4th Feb 2020 in an attempt to contain this virus.
I have been reading about it for a week now and in particular the CDC reports and some old SARS reports from people that were closely involved 17 years ago.
What can you do?
There are a combination of things however with a virus some advice is to wash your hand all the time. Try not to touch your face or eyes. I have been avoiding places that host tourists and tours ie hotels, tourist attractions, etc.
Personally, it reminds me that we will not be here forever and so get your house in order. Meaning that you should have documents that direct others to your wishes should something happen to you.
I know this sounds like a cheap plug for us and thats why I say you do not have to make your Wills with Thai888 Law. You can go anywhere but please make something.
If you dont know how to make one or what to say, contact me for a checklist.
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Thai888 Law have upgrade out Living Will format to Switzerland standards. There is now a indemnity disclaimer to cover the Surrogate and the medical staff. Also a clause that allows the hospital to give “the Surrogate” the Testators hospital records. Please see Thai888 Law and Funeral Services should you want to make a Thai Living Will. Hospitals in the Chonburi area have confirmed our Living Wills comply with Thai Law Statute 12 and will accept it. However they request that you make and sign a copy of your passport and submit it to the hospital with your Living Will to put on file.
I opened the talk with a comparison to Insurance for house, condo, car, health, life as we all pay for these to lower the costs later on.
However when you land in hospital then there is no control over costs for keeping you alive when there is no hope of recovery. A Living Will can stop the hospital keeping you alive on a machine at a daily cost. You could be kept alive on a machine for a very long time while the family has an moral and ethical issue with unplugging you from the life support.
The subject on how do I make a Living Will is a legal one as it comes under the Health Code Section 12 where by it is permitted to withhold intervention by medical staff if you are in a state where you cannot recover or in a terminal state and cannot recover. It is not Euthanasia. As far as I know there are only a few countries that allow this and Australia is one of them.
No one wants to talk about Living Wills as it is a most unpleasant subject and should you be named as the person that tells the hospital to withhold treatment then you have a big task and responsibility ahead of you.
It is not easy particularly as there is a legal signed Living Will, the Doctors Hippocratic Oath and your religious convictions. All with a different opinion.
One issue that has come up recently is that when someone has a Living Will and ends up in hospital ICU? In this case as soon as possible the hospital must be made aware of the wishes of the person that made the Living Will and that it is legal and in place.
I suggested to the audience yesterday that in your passport you have a card of Thai888 Law or write in the back that you have a Living Will and do not resuscitate DNR. As the first thing authorities look for is the passport and then it will be in plain sight for them.