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Fambo Number Mive

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Well done Taiwan!
« on: October 29, 2020, 08:37:08 AM »
200 days with no local coronavirus cases

https://time.com/5905129/taiwan-coronavirus-record/

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Here is how Taiwan has achieved its milestone:

Border control
Taiwan shut down to all non-residents shortly after the pandemic broke out in January and has kept tight control over its borders since.

“Taiwan’s continual success is due to strict enforcement of border control,” says Jason Wang,director of Stanford University’s Center for Policy, Outcomes and Prevention. That includes symptom-based surveillance before travelers board flights and digital fence tracking via cellular signals to ensure their compliance with a 14-day quarantine, he said.

Masks, distribution
The decision to stockpile and have central distribution of face masks played a key role in Taiwan’s success. The government early in the pandemic stockpiled all domestically produced face masks and banned export. Within four months, companies increased production from 2 million to 20 million units a day, enabling the island to ration masks to residents on a regular basis.

Contact tracing, quarantine
Taiwan has world-class contact tracing — on average, linking 20 to 30 contacts to each confirmed case. In extreme situations, such as that of a worker at a Taipei City hostess club who contracted the virus, the government tracked down as many as 150 contacts. Then, all contacts must undergo a 14-day home quarantine, even if they test negative.

   
So far, about 340,000 people have been under home quarantine, with fewer than 1,000 fined for breaking it. That means 99.7% have complied, according to Chen. “We sacrificed 14 days of 340,000 people in exchange for normal lives for 23 million people,” Chen said.

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Re: Well done Taiwan!
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2020, 09:05:27 AM »
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In extreme situations, such as that of a worker at a Taipei City hostess club who contracted the virus, the government tracked down as many as 150 contacts.

The hostess with the mostess.
« Last Edit: October 29, 2020, 09:38:59 AM by icehaven »

Fambo Number Mive

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Re: Well done Taiwan!
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2020, 09:50:28 AM »
Imagine what a difference it would have been if the UK had had a proper test and trace system like Taiwan rather than Serco Test and Trace.

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Re: Well done Taiwan!
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2020, 05:06:47 PM »
Doing me in that the "anti-lockdown" right in this country is obsessed with Sweden, where they avoided full lockdwon and had loads of covid, rather than Taiwan where they avoided full lockdown and have no cases at all

imitationleather

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Re: Well done Taiwan!
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2020, 05:32:07 PM »
Doing me in that the "anti-lockdown" right in this country is obsessed with Sweden, where they avoided full lockdwon and had loads of covid, rather than Taiwan where they avoided full lockdown and have no cases at all

The right are always going to big up the country of white people.

BlodwynPig

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Re: Well done Taiwan!
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2020, 09:11:36 PM »
Imagine what a difference it would have been if the UK had had a proper test and trace system like Taiwan rather than Serco Test and Trace.

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