Taiwan’s Response to COVID-19


Taiwan’s response to COVID-19

Taiwan’s response to COVID-19 pandemic is worth looking at in detail. It shows to the rest of the world that it is possible to protect people from a new virus without shutting down social and economic life.

Taiwan has emerged as a success story in the global battle against COVID-19, having had fewer than 500 cases and only six deaths among its roughly 23 million residents as of April 24, 2020.

It has been credited with taking early action to prevent the spread of the coronavirus as it emerged and for avoiding the lockdown measures many other countries implemented.

The Vice President of Taiwan Chen Chien-Jen says “My training epidemiology from John Hopkins University School of Public Health gave me essential knowledge and experience to design and execute our national strategies which contained large scale epidemics in Taiwan, such as SARS in 2003 and H1N1 pandemic flu in 2009”

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Google stats Taiwan 28/07/2020

Taiwan Stats 28/07/2020
Taiwan Stats 28/07/2020

Taiwan’s Vice President Chen Chien-Jen received a Doctor of Science degree in epidemiology and human genetics from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 1982. On Friday, April 24, Vice President Chen joined Dean Ellen J. MacKenzie for a conversation about Taiwan’s early and effective response to the coronavirus. They discussed the specific measures Taiwan took to control the spread of the virus and how Vice President Chen’s public health training played a role.

Their conversation was preceded by brief remarks from Brent Christensen, director of the American Institute in Taiwan.

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