How #TaiwanCanHelp

  • 13 March, 2020
  • Natalie Tso

[It’s official: The WHO is calling it a “pandemic”


Taiwan knew that something was coming back in late December and it worked quickly to stop the new coronavirus in its tracks. In fact, Vice President Chen Chien-jen, the man who guided Taiwan through the SARS epidemic of 2003, says that the WHO’s designation of the outbreak as a “pandemic” is too little, too late. 


In today’s show, find out about some of the 100+ action plans that have kept Taiwan safe, and have drawn the attention of global news media like the Guardian, Aljazeera, NBC and VOX. 




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Aljazeera: How to control the spread of the coronavirus: Lessons from Taiwan

The Guardian: Taipei seems to have the virus in hand. Now I worry about returning to the UK

NBC: What Taiwan can teach the world on fighting the coronavirus

The Telegraph: Taiwan sets gold standard on epidemic response to keep infection rates low

VOX: Taiwan has millions of visitors from China and only 45 coronavirus cases. Here’s how.

Learn about Taiwan’s 124+ action plans for combatting COVID-19, in this article from the American Medical Association: Response to COVID-19 in Taiwan; Big Data Analytics, New Technology, and Proactive Testing

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