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2020/06/22 | Voice of America

How Did Vietnam Become Biggest Nation Without Coronavirus Deaths?

Vietnam's drastic and early action allowed it to head off a full-blown calamity, becoming the biggest nation by population to report no deaths from Covid-19.

2020/06/23 | Deutsche Welle

Is the US-China Rivalry Tangling a Coronavirus Vaccine With Geopolitics?

In China, getting to a vaccine first would be a shot in the arm for its global image as a technology leader. In the U.S., an America-first vaccine could boost President Donald Trump's reelection campaign.

2020/07/17 | New Mandala

Vietnam’s Public Loudspeaker System: A Means of Communication to Combat Covid-19

War era loudspeakers in Vietnam have taken on a new public health role during Covid-19.

2020/07/22 | The Conversation

Oxford Immunologist on Coronavirus Vaccine: Highly Promising Early Results

An experimental vaccine designed by Oxford University stimulates the creation of antibodies.

2020/07/22 | TNL Staff

Taiwan to Reopen Border for Foreign Visitors Seeking Medical Treatment

Starting August 1, Taiwan will accept foreign nationals traveling to the country for medical treatment.

2020/07/27 | The Conversation

What Do We Know So Far About the Long-Term Symptoms of Covid-19?

Many people are reporting persistent symptoms like headaches and shortness of breath after two months or more since being infected.

2020/07/28 | TNL Staff

Taiwan Confirms 5 Imported Cases; Expert Calls For Mandatory Testing

Increasing concerns over the possibility of undetected cases in Taiwan have led to calls for mandatory testing for all incoming and departing travelers.

2020/07/30 | Voice of America

After Nearly Erasing Covid-19, Vietnam Grapples With a Spike

Vietnam has fewer than 500 cases and no deaths, but a recent spike of 19 cases has compelled the government to seal off Danang, a tourism hub.

2020/08/06 | Patrick Ng

Reforming Taiwan’s National Health Insurance System: The Problem

Hailed as one of the world's best healthcare systems, Taiwan's national health insurance is facing the risk of bankruptcy. What went wrong?

2020/08/07 | Patrick Ng

Reforming Taiwan’s National Health Insurance: Bundled Payments Model

Taiwan has nearly two decades of successful experience with bundled payment programs. Expanding these programs is a priority for the country.

2020/08/10 | Voice of America

US Health and Human Services Secretary Visits Taiwan

Alex Azar's visit comes as relations between United States and China have plunged to historic lows.

2020/08/12 | Steven Yeo

Stay Afloat: Taiwan's Statistics on Drowning Incidents

What bodies of water do most drownings occur in? Who is most frequently a victim? Does the ability to swim matter?

2020/08/25 | Daphne K. Lee

Taiwan’s Covid-19 Testing Strategy Divides Public Health Experts

A canceled press conference on Covid-19 antibody testing is the latest episode dividing Taiwan’s public health experts.

2020/09/14 | Voice of America

The Price of Beijing's Vaccine Diplomacy in Southeast Asia

With few options for obtaining doses, many of the countries China is targeting may mute their objections to Beijing’s policies on issues such as the contested South China Sea

2021/03/06 | TNL Staff

Taiwan’s Health Minister Lowers Expectations on Vaccine Passports

Taiwan’s health minister suggests that the government is not easing restrictions by rolling out vaccine passports any time soon.

2021/04/12 | TNL Staff

Taiwan Expands Vaccine Eligibility

Taiwan expanded the access of Covid-19 vaccines to government officials and workers involved in disease prevention, as well as non-medical workers who are highly likely to be exposed to the coronavirus.

2021/05/05 | Voice of America

Largely Spared Since 2020, Taiwan Now Grapples With Small Covid Cluster

Health officials say 26 people have been infected in a cluster that apparently began with inbound cargo aircraft pilots and spread into an airport hotel.

2021/05/19 | TNL Staff

Taiwan’s Level 3 Covid-19 Alert Expanded Nationwide

Health Minister Chen Shih-chung said the alert for the entire country will be in place until next Friday.