COVID-19

嚴重特殊傳染性肺炎(英語:Coronavirus disease 2019,縮寫:COVID-19、英國 /ˈkəʊvɪdnʌɪnˈtiːn/、美國 /ˌkoʊvɪdnaɪnˈtiːn/),是一種由嚴重急性呼吸道症候群冠狀病毒2型(縮寫:SARS-CoV-2)引發的傳染病。 --來自 維基百科


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2020/06/23 | Esther Kao

Are We Ready for Higher Education to Go Remote?

Graduating from college while taking remote classes was not just a drain. It made clear the transformative power of campus life.

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.

2020/06/12 | Patrick Ng

Is Taiwan’s Healthcare Ready for Telemedicine After Its Covid-19 Success?

Taiwan's success at fighting off Covid-19 may have stalled the adoption of telemedicine.

2020/06/10 | Michael Beltran

Philippine Activists: ‘Cloned’ Facebook Account Attacks Possibly Linked to Government

The Philippine government’s efforts to stifle dissent took an absurd twist when thousands of university students, faculty, and journalists woke up on Sunday to find cloned Facebook profiles of themselves.

2020/06/10 | Voice of America

China, Singapore Plan Covid-19 'Bubble' for Essential Travel

Travelers from China and Singapore can apply for a travel permit in their respective governments and, if approved, pay for and pass the coronavirus test twice before departure and after landing.

2020/06/08 | Voice of America

Australia, China Clash Over Covid-19 Racism Claims

China has warned its citizens against travel to Australia, citing a significant increase in racist attacks on Chinese and Asian people. Australian officials have denied the accusation.

2020/05/27 | Nicholas Haggerty

What Does It Mean to Be an Expat, Anyway?

Foreigners, expats, immigrants, migrant workers. Will these class labels have the same meaning in the post-pandemic world?

2020/05/26 | Deutsche Welle

India Restarts Domestic Air Travel After Two Months, Amid Chaos

The resumption of domestic flights in India was marked by chaos as several flights were canceled without passengers being warned in advance. Regional rules also complicated the resumption of travel.

2020/05/26 | Syrena Lin

Can Social Distancing Free Us From Networking?

As social activities are at an all-time low, are we realizing that social events and networking are overrated and mostly unnecessary?

2020/05/25 | Ying-yu Alicia Chen

Muslims in Taiwan Celebrate End of Ramadan Under Major Changes

Muslims in Taiwan marked the end of Ramadan on Sunday. Taiwan's Covid-19 response allowed for relatively open celebrations, but social distancing measures and employer restrictions remained obstacles for many.

2020/05/25 | Randy Mulyanto

Can We Pray Away the Coronavirus in Indonesia?

Indonesia's government relies on the Almighty to ward off Covid-19. My fellow citizens crowd at a McDonalds against social distancing measures. But I haven't lost hope.

2020/05/22 | Kirsten Han

Will Singapore Search for Its Soul After Covid-19?

Covid-19 has given us many reasons to be pessimistic that Singapore will change, but there's hope.

2020/05/22 | Brian Hioe

Will Taiwan Still Be the 'Orphan of Asia' After Covid-19?

“As the world burns, Taiwan soldiers on” is our collective experience of the pandemic. Will this make Taiwan even more isolated or connected than before?

2020/05/19 | Daphne K. Lee

‘You Brought the Virus to Us’: Taipei Main Station Sitting Ban an Attack on Migrants

Taiwan Railways Administration has banned visitors from sitting in Taipei Main Station's hall since February, an activity popular among migrant workers. It said on Monday that the ban could be permanent.

2020/05/19 | Roy Ngerng

Covid-19 Exposed the Rot at the Core of Singapore’s Migrant Labor System

Singapore's migrant workers have borne the brunt of Covid-19. The real culprit is the government's single-minded focus on economic growth before people.

2020/05/18 | Voice of America

For Many Cambodians, Debt Repayment Bigger Threat Than Covid-19

Covid-19 has exposed the vulnerabilities of Cambodia's microfinance system. Millions are at risk of losing land and homes put up as collateral.

2020/05/15 | Deutsche Welle

Is South Korea's LGBT+ Community Being Scapegoated for Covid-19 Spread?

South Korean authorities warn that overt homophobia is hampering their efforts to trace the thousands of people who visited Itaewon over the weekend to celebrate the relaxing of social distancing restrictions.

2020/05/14 | Voice of America

Country-to-Country Bubbles: New Way to Travel in Asia After Covid-19

Countries in Asia Pacific are recovering from the pandemic and they might be able to open up regional travel soon.