Amornrat RatanasiriKhon Kaen University, Thailand
Title: Pluralism Medical Treatment, Prevention, and Control of COVID-19 Infection and its Long-Sufferings among the Older adults in the Northeast of Thailand from 2019 to 2022
COVID-19 in 2019 has brought both changes and challenges to the world. This global pandemic has an impact on people of all age levels, especially older adults. In Thailand, older persons are at high risk of COVID-19 infection. They are included in the so-called 608 groups. The objective of this review article was to synthesize and present medical pluralism, the development of drugs from herbs, and projects conducted to treat, prevent, and control the infection and long sufferings of COVID-19. The review covers ten studies, three projects produced at Mahasarakham University, Chaiyaphum Rajabhat University, and Khon Kaen University that were reviewed, synthesized, and analyzed. The results of the synthesis indicate that modern and Thai traditional medicine can help reduce the severity of the infection and long sufferings of COVID-19. The medical pluralism between modern and Thai traditional medicine is needed to remedy COVID-19 cases among the older adults in the Northeast of Thailand.
Amornrat Ratanasiri completed her Ph.D. at the age of 41 years old from Mahidol University, Thailand. Her past experience was as the Deputy of the head of Community Medicine, Deputy of the Assistant Dean in Research, the Chairman of M.Sc. (International Program) of the Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, and the Chairman of the Academic and Social Service Project of the sixth Region, Khon Kaen Province, Thailand. She has over 60 publications and 22 research works have been cited over 128 times and 1,491 reads. She has been serving as a guest lecturer and evaluator of academic positions and research articles for various faculties and various universities in Thailand.