I just came across this article and I thought it was really interesting. It seems like Taiwan has handled the coronavirus situation much better than the United States and other countries have. Taiwan has had just 45 coronavirus cases and one death. The reason seems to be aggressive measures Taiwan took early and often. As soon as they heard about the possibility of coronavirus, Taiwan medical authorities were suspicious that this could be another SARS and did their due diligence, hopping on the first plane from Wuhan at the start of the outbreak looking for cases.
Taiwan took it seriously from the jump and seems to have avoided a lot of the panic and hysteria that we seem to be going through now in the United States. It seems like they learned a lot from SARS. Hopefully we can use this as our opportunity to learn about outbreaks of this nature and do so without losing too many lives. Once again, props to Taiwan for grabbing the bull by the horns with this and not letting this affect their country in the way that it’s affecting ours.
Note: According to worldometers.info, Taiwan now has 47 known cases and one known death. That puts Taiwan at 2.0 cases per 1M pop. That’s still one of the lowest ratios in the world at the moment. The United States is at 3.1 cases per 1M pop and it's going up. So yes, it does look like there’s a lot we could learn from Taiwan.
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