COVID-19

嚴重特殊傳染性肺炎(英語:Coronavirus disease 2019,縮寫:COVID-19),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,導致了一場持續的疫情,成為人類歷史上致死人數最多的流行病之一。 --來自 維基百科


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2020/09/23 | East Asia Forum

Covid-19 Exposes Gaps in South Korea’s Social Security System

Covid-19 has exposed a weak point in the South Korean social security system. One option on the table is a universal basic income.

2020/09/22 | TNL Staff

Staycation in Taiwan: An Alternative to Flying Nowhere

Some tourism experts think staycations will become part of a more long-lasting change in travel behavior.

2020/09/16 | Deutsche Welle

Asian Economies To Shrink for First Time in 60 Years

Due to the devastating and prolonged effects of Covid-19, Asian economies are expected to end the year in negative territory for the first time since the 1960s, according to a new report by the Asian Development Bank.

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

2020/09/10 | The Interpreter

Rising Protests and a Sinking Economy Spell Trouble in Thailand

A wave of dissatisfaction with the ruling elite and a Covid-induced recession have shaken the country’s foundations.

2020/08/31 | Coco Dollanganger

Serial Corruption Plagues Philippines National Health Insurance

Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), a state healthcare insurer affiliated with the Department of Health, is embroiled in a Senate probe involving thousands of fraudulent claims and mismanagement of funds.

2020/08/27 | Deutsche Welle

North Korea and Coronavirus: Hide-And-Seek With the World

Coronavirus has left a trail of destruction for many neighboring countries — but in Pyongyang, leader Kim Jong Un denies that there have been any infections. Is this true?

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.

2020/08/24 | Voice of America

South Korea Warns It’s on Brink of Nationwide Pandemic

New infections have emerged in all of South Korea’s 17 regions.

2020/08/18 | Voice of America

Vietnam’s Economy Seen as Hopeful Despite Coronavirus Surge

Though normal commerce has screeched to a near halt in Da Nang, Vietnam, residents and observers have expressed confidence in the government's response.

2020/08/18 | Michael Beltran

Philippines Lockdown Lifted, No Relief for Frontline Workers

The lockdown in Metro Manila may have been lifted, but neither Covid-19 nor the crisis in the healthcare system shows signs of relenting.

2020/08/12 | Voice of America

Taiwan Plans to Shift Medical Supply Chain Away from China

Taiwanese industry experts say the memorandum will bring business opportunities to Taiwan, especially if the U.S. provides technology transfers in advanced medical material.

2020/08/10 | Sally Jensen

Covid-19 Casts New Light on Taiwan’s Pangolin Conservation

Pangolin conservation is all the more important during Covid-19 as the endangered species may offer researchers insights into new treatment strategies for the virus.

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.

2020/07/28 | 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.

2020/07/27 | TNL Staff

Taiwanese Indie Band Deca Joins Rolls With '2020 Canceled Tour'

Taiwan's music industry is in the doldrums because of Covid-19. But one indie band, Deca Joins, is taking the challenge as an opportunity to show the importance of live music.

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.