Questioning the vaccines

From Manager, May 10, 2021
Foreigners: We are a hundred million of population from 20 countries… inoculated with Astra and Sinovac and they have good effectiveness… Why don’t you believe?
Thai man: I don’t believe… My dog says it’s a low quality.

[Refers to the distrust of Thai people toward the AstraZeneca and Sinovac vacinnes.
Anti-government groups and opposition politicians tried to discredit the vaccines, questioning their safety and the lack of transparency of their procurement, linking them to China and CP Group which is a shareholder in Siam Bioscience which is producing AstraZeneca in the country.
It is likely that government insistence, over many months, to only use these two vaccines, may have led to public suspicion as well.
Due to this, many people are afraid of the government-mandated vaccines and prefer to wait for vaccines such as Pfizer and Moderna.
The cartoonist says those who have been influenced by the opposition to question the vaccines are receiving wrong information.
In Thai, “dog” is “mah” while doctor is “moh.” So it contends that those rejecting the vaccines are confusing the bark of their dog, “mah” (the opposition), with the advice of a doctor or “moh.”]

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