Andre is a fully accredited photojournalist based in Bangkok, Thailand. He has worked all over Southeast Asia and further afield, from Sri Lanka to Mongolia. From 2013-2016 he covered Myanmar exclusively, as the country struggled through the...
Researchers from the Thai Red Cross Emerging Infectious Diseases Health Science Center study bats during a catch and release program in Photharam, Ratchaburi Province, Thailand. The team, led by Doctor Supaporn Wacharapluesadee of Chulalongkorn University, consisting of scientists, ecologists, and officers from Thailand's National Park Department, have been collecting blood, tissue, saliva and fecal samples from bats in an effort to understand the origins of the Covid-19 virus. Dr. Supaporn and her team have been studying coronaviruses for over a decade, and researchers at Chulalongkorn University were the first in the world to detect a COVID-19 case outside of China, by modifying tests for coronaviruses they had developed over the years.