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       Taiwan CovID-19 fatality rate  end of Asia

National Insurance is in "a state of diseases"

 Bloomberg CovID Resilience Ranking   2022-5-27
Taiwan ranks the 3rd from the end   

 ranks of
countries (Asia & Pacific)

CovID cases per 100,000 people over the past month (JHU) The Strength of
health-care system
CovID deaths as a share of cases over the past 3months (%)
 No. 6.  S Korea 1955 89 0.1
12.  Singapore 1760 92 0.1
23.  Australia 5074 89 0.1
  34.  Malaysia  185 67 0.3
35.  Thai. 328 72 0.4
41.  Japan 786 96 0.2
  44.  New Zealand  4389 83 0.1
  48.  Hong Kong 115 - 0.8
 51. Taiwan (drop 19 positions )  6031 79 0
52.  Chn 9 70 0.1
53 countries in total; bloomberg.com/graphics/covid-resilience-ranking/spanish.html

 

  al jazeera, 2022-5-30: Taiwan is now battling its worst-ever outbreak as authorities report 70,000-90,000 cases each day. The fatalities have notably included the sudden deaths of several very young children, which many Taiwanese attribute to failures of the healthcare system.    aljazeera.com/news/2022/5/30/brawl-breaks-out-in-taiwan-legislature 

 

Lancet / Measuring universal health coverage based on an index of effective coverage of health services
Taiwan and some other countries of Asia & Pacific

 

Lancet, universal health coverage

Singapore 92 77 100 98 95 93 99 99 75 100 94 99 93 89 99 77 100 100 76 95 79 94 100 100
Japan 96 60 100 92 97 98 95 99 78 92 98 100 99 97 100 99 98 100 83 96 92 89 100 98
Korea 89 78 100 78 97 97 99 100 43 96 96 99 99 92 99 100 88 66 70 95 99 76 99 96
Australia 89 88 85 92 91 96 100 99 85 99 87 98 100 86 100 100 88 78 70 92 67 67 100 98
NZ 83 83 80 76 90 95 100 100 79 100 92 99 85 89 98 83 76 72 62 83 57 64 99 99
Kuwait 82 85 66 89 95 98 100 97 83 99 73 87 74 91 81 73 85 92 66 80 69 77 100 99
Qatar 80 71 69 59 99 93 100 99 67 97 72 85 69 91 78 75 97 49 58 97 60 95 100 97
Taiwan 79 96 84 75 100 98 100 99 46 99 88 93 89 97 91 90 82 44 55 55 89 73 99 97
Chn 70 96 70 75 98 99 99 90 32 97 72 91 60 88 86 66 43 80 61 41 86 65 98 98
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30750-9/fulltext

Measuring universal health coverage based on an index of effective coverage of health services, 2020-10-17

 

Lancet / Health Access and Quality Index
Taiwan and some other countries of Asia & Pacific

ranks country score
6 Australia 90
11 Japan 89
21 Singapore 86
21 New Zealand 86
21 South Korea 86
27 Qatar 85
32 Kuwait 82
37 Lebanon 80
40 Saudi Arabia 79
45 Taiwan 78
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(17)30818-8/fulltext   2017-7-15

Taiwan abused power in  CovID-19  CovID-Omicron

 

Our World In Data. org
(
produced as a collaborative effort between researchers at the University of Oxford)
Global comparison / 
where are confirmed deaths increasing most rapidly

How long did it take for the number of total confirmed deaths to double;  2022-6-9

Taiwan 13 days Thai 265 Qatar 423
Montserrat 13 Malaysia 279 Pakistan 428
Samoa 45 Sri Lanka 287 Lebanon 456
NZ 49 Japan 298 UAE 471
S. Korea 83 Philippines 299 Saudi Arab 624
Hong Kong 86 Cambodia 307 China 836
Australia 119 Myanmar 313 N. Korea n/a
Laos 159 Indonesia 323    
Singapore 194 Bangladesh 344    
Vietnam 231 Nepal 385    
Mongolia 265 India 392    
world 415 days, Europe 434 days, high-income 471 days, N. America 473 ;  ourworldindata.org/covid-deaths

 

◆ Guardian (UK), 2022-5-9: Once a zero-Covid poster child, Taiwan learns to live with the virusexperts predict... up to 16,000 dead.   Rules and regulations change almost daily and incrementally. The death of a two-year-old boy last month highlighted communication failures exacerbated by Taiwan’s entrenched bureaucracy.  hospital ...colleagues are understaffed and overworked, there is not enough protective equipment or backup to replace staff who go on leave because they caught the virus...and are still subject to a pandemic ban on health workers leaving the country. theguardian.com/world/2022/may/09/once-a-zero-covid-poster-child-taiwan-learns-to-live-with-the-virus ◆ Nikkei Asia (Japan), 2022-5-5: Taiwan's ranking has plunged (down to No.94, behind most countries in Asia & Pacific, e.g., Japan, Korea, Singapore) in the latest edition of Nikkei's COVID-19 Recovery Index as the island transitions from a strict zero-virus strategy to living with the respiratory illness, even as infections surge.  South Korea ranking soars as infections plunge and mobility curbs ease.  newagebd.net, 2022-5-7: The index is maintained by Nikkei, Japan's leading business publication group that includes the Nikkei, Nikkei Asia, and the Financial Times (of London), assessing countries and regions on infection management, vaccine rollouts and social mobility. asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Coronavirus/COVID-19-Recovery-Index/Taiwan-China-tumble-in-Nikkei-COVID-Recovery-Index-amid-outbreaks

 

 Financial Times (UK) , 2022-4-18  (ft.com/content/dd4a3bd0-8973-4222-9eed-f9bfe4c37691): Ho Mei-shang, an adjunct fellow at Academia Sinica says It would be a failure if some people even did not get the chance to get into the health facilities. "We must preserve the capacity of our health system for those who need it."  United Daily, 2022-5-28: people usually get antiviral pills at the 4th or 5th day since becoming ill, increasing the probability that mild case worsens to moderate-severe case.  udn.com/news/story/7338/6346575?from=udn_ch2_menu_v2_main_cate
 Yahoo Taiwan, 2022-5-19: Nearly 80% of local CovID severe cases died this year. Experts believe that this reflects the problem of "failure to administer drugs in time "  tw.news.yahoo.com/社會-重症近8成死亡-專家疑未能及時投藥-235256426.html
 United Daily, 2022-5-22: Since April, about 20% of the deceased died within 5 days of being diagnosed, and about 40% of the deceased died quickly after diagnosis or were not diagnosed at all. Now we must try our best to achieve early diagnosis and early drug administration udn.com/news/story/120940/6331358?from=udn_ch2cate6638sub120940_pulldownmenu_v2   udn.com/news/story/120940/6346601  2022-5-28 United Daily, 2022-4-8, editorial: Taiwan's testing capacity and medication are obviously not good enough - Remdesivir only 16,000,  Paxlovid 4,000+ available.  udn.com/news/story/7338/6223069?from=udn-catehotnews_ch2   China Times, editorial, 2022-4-8: on average, one out of 1000 people can have antiCovID medication.  chinatimes.com/opinion/20220407004272-262101?chdtv 

China Times, 2022-4-19: Former medical chief 邱淑媞 : Instead of suggesting that the government expanding emergency quarantine rooms, or taking better anti-epidemic measures, Taiwan's medical Doctors ask politicians to push CovID-19 Omicron patients back home which might infect their families.  Irresponsible politicians neither provide the public N95 nor instruct how to use HEPA... chinatimes.com/opinion/20220419004783-262104?chdtv

 

STATISTA   2022-5-5

Coronavirus (COVID-19) death rate in countries with confirmed deaths
and over 1,000 reported cases as of April 26, 2022, by country
 
Characteristic (main country in Asia & Pacific) Death rate
Indonesia 2.58
Philippines 1.63
Taiwan 1.39
India 1.21
Saudi Arabia 1.2
Malaysia 0.8
China 0.69
Thailand 0.67
Vietnam 0.41
Japan 0.38
Laos 0.36
UAE 0.26
Mongolia 0.24
Qatar 0.19
S. Korea 0.13
Australia 0.12
Singapore 0.11
New Zealand 0.07
NZ Cook islands 0.02

statista.com/statistics/1105914/coronavirus-death-rates-worldwide/

 


STATISTA, 2022-4-19

Coronavirus (COVID-19) death rate in countries
with confirmed deaths
and over 1,000 reported cases
 as of April 7, 2022, by country

 

Taiwan's death rate is highest
 among
major countries
in Asia & Pacific
 

country Death rate(%) Confirmed cases number of deaths
Taiwan* 3.38 25,225 853
Indonesia 2.58 6,026,324 155,464
Sri Lanka 2.49 662,342 16,486
Cambodia 2.25 135,834 3,055
Pakistan 1.99 1,526,093 30,361
Philippines 1.61 3,680,244 59,422
Bangladesh 1.49 1,951,903 29,123
India 1.21 43,031,958 521,530
Saudi Arabia 1.2 751,404 9,053
China 0.88 1,495,380 13,098
Malaysia 0.82 4,280,591 35,192
Thailand 0.68 3,807,908 25,788
Vietnam 0.43 9,980,464 42,712
Japan 0.42 6,830,997 28,462
Laos 0.36 188,985 684
Australia 0.13 4,910,819 6,495
South Korea 0.12 14,778,405 18,381
Singapore 0.11 1,123,886 1,287
New Zealand 0.06 741,987 426
statista.com/statistics/1105914/coronavirus-death-rates-worldwide/   2022-4-19

 

Oral antiviral pills for CovID
USA Taiwan
CNBC, 2022-3-1: President Joe Biden said Americans will be able to get Covid antiviral pills (Paxlovid or Merck's molnupiravir) for free if they test positive at a pharmacy. China Times, CTV news, 2022-4-27: oral antiviral pills for CovID are not enough
UDN, 2022-5-1: Americans can receive Paxlovid for free, by contrast, CDC asks Taiwanese to prepare medicines for curing a cold.  udn.com/news/story/7339/6279548?from=udn_ch2cate6643sub7339_pulldownmenu_v2
TVBS, TTV, 2022-4-28: CovID Patient aged 60+ was not allowed to stay in hospital or have Paxlovid, and died in the next day    news.ttv.com.tw/news/11104280010800I


In Bloomberg's
"Winners and Losers" from a year of ranking Covid resilience (Nov. 25, 2021), Taiwan was ranked No.31 among 53 countries.  Bloomberg, 2021-10-28: Taiwan's 3-month case-fatality rate is 7.7%, (2021-9-2813.4%) the worst worldwide, compared with Singapore's 0.2~0.3%, China 0%.  Taiwan's case-fatality rate is 4.38% (JHU, 2022-2-17), compared with 5.015% (2021-12-28) and 5.17% (2021-10-28 coronavirus.jhu.edu/region/taiwan, Microsoft Bing statistics), and 4.9% (July 2021) which ranked 8th highest worldwide according to Johns Hopkins University, China Post, 2021-7-14.  Statista : Taiwan's CovID-19 patient recovery rate (