It has now been a little over a year since the first case of COVID-19 was discovered in Thailand, making it the first country outside of China to come into contact with this novel disease. One year later, with a second wave of cases still yet to reach its trough, the borders having been closed for months and the economy more than a little battered, more than a few Thais are wondering when all of this will finally be over.
The solution, of course, is the vaccine: that elixir of hope that promises to restore normalcy to a world utterly tired of extraordinary times, disoriented by a year of head-spinning tragedy. But even with the light visible at the end of this dark tunnel, it appears this train is not moving towards it at anything close to full speed.
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