Monk Somchai's Oral History, Round 2

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Title

Monk Somchai's Oral History, Round 2

Synopsis

● Monk Somchai (pseudonym), 45 years old, Lao, a Buddhist monk, a teacher at a monk school
● There was a strict travel restriction last year, which has been eased this year.
● His temple was affected by the spread of the Delta and Omicron variant because the monks decided to close the temple and did not go out to receive food offerings from
people.
● He considers monks public people, who meet with many different people regularly, so
it is their responsibility to have the vaccine.
● The temple also helps the community by distributing donated supplies to the villagers in need

Date Created

February 25, 2022

Language of interview

Lao

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Index

Background 1-2
Community support 5
Covid Impact 5, 9
Covid Restrictions 20, 22
Family 11
Government Response 20, 22
Job 2-10
Mobility 11, 15, 23
Vaccines 4, 8, 14-16, 23
Villagers 3-5, 8, 20

Item sets

Monk Somchai's Oral History, Round 2 Monk Somchai's Oral History, Round 2 (translation)