Thawalrat RatanasiriChiang Mai 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.
Thawalrat Ratanasiri graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at Khon Kaen University, Thailand. She got a Diploma in Family Medicine from the Department of Family Medicine, Chiang Mai University, and a Diploma in Palliative care from the Faculty of Medicine at Khon Kaen University. Now she is a Family physician working as a medical staff at the Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University.