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2020/12/01 | TNL Staff

New Rules for Overseas Taiwanese on Health Insurance Proposed

The new rules, as a part of the government's efforts to reduce the long-run deficit in the budget for the national healthcare system, are expected to affect more than 170,000 Taiwanese people living abroad.

2021/01/14 | Voice of America

Taiwanese Health Official Warns Against Reliance on Coronavirus Vaccines

Health Minister Chen Shih-chung warns people globally to keep up their guard against Covid-19 even as vaccines emerge.

2020/03/12 | Voice of America

Not Just Coronavirus: Asians Have Worn Face Masks for Decades

People from Japan into Southeast Asia cover their mouths to deflect exhaust, pollution, and cold air, while some hide their faces.

2020/03/01 | Deutsche Welle

Coronavirus: How Can I Protect Myself From Infection?

There is no reason to panic before a pandemic, but we can use the remaining time wisely.

2018/10/20 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Taiwan Has 250,000 Foreign 'Angels of Mercy' Caring for Its Elderly

Taiwan's foreign care givers are 'angels of mercy' on the frontline of Taiwan's aging society, but this does not mean calls for improvements to their circumstances should be ignored.

2020/01/20 | Voice of America

Chinese Health Officials Report Huge Spike in Cases of New Virus

136 new cases of the 2019-nCoV coronavirus were confirmed in Wuhan over the past three days, and officials still know very little about how it's transmitted.

2021/01/12 | TNL Staff

Hospital Evacuation After Two Local Infections Confirmed

Health Minister Chen Shih-chung announced today two cases of local Covid-19 infections. A physician contracted the virus from a patient and passed it to a nurse.

2020/02/18 | Voice of America

Chinese Activist Detained After Calling on Xi Jinping to Resign

In the latest crackdown on free speech, Chinese activist Xu Zhiyong was detained after calling Xi Jinping "clueless" on the coronavirus outbreak.

2020/01/23 | The Conversation

Snakes Could Be the Source of the New Coronavirus Outbreak in China

Researchers have found that the protein codes in the new coronavirus to be most similar to those in snakes, and reports indicate that snakes were sold in the local seafood market in Wuhan.

2020/01/25 | Voice of America

China Tries to Stop Spread of Virus But No Vaccine in Sight

China's all-out effort to curb the disease involves military doctors and the creation of scientific and infrastructure arrangements to deal with the challenge. However, developing a vaccine and medicine remains a challenge.

2020/03/13 | The Conversation

‘Cabin Fever’: The Social and Psychological Impacts of a Coronavirus Lockdown

As the COVID-19 outbreak intensifies, mass isolation in virus epicenters is becoming a common tactic. The psychological and social impact of these measures are starting to emerge.

2020/03/17 | Voice of America

'Unprecedented' Lockdown of Manila Expected to Cut Philippine Economic Growth

The Philippine capital and its core suburbs will ban people from coming or going through April 14 to contain spread of the coronavirus.

2019/12/06 | Deutsche Welle

K-pop's Dark and Tragic Underbelly

Stars of the South Korean music genre have massive fan followings around the world. But K-pop's industry pressures and social media take a heavy toll on its so-called idols, as a series of recent deaths reveals.