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nCovID-19 in Taiwan 
 New York Times (2022-11-15), Taiwan's CovID-19 deaths per 100,000 is the worst among Asia's main countries.  WSWS.org, 2022-12-1:
In the past week alone, ... placing Taiwan in the top ten in the world for cases per million people. It also currently has the second-highest deaths per million. Total overall cases stand at 8,313,366 with 14,334 deaths, most occurring since April. wsws.org/en/articles/2022/12/01/bqmc-d01.html 
According to New York Times (2022-10-25), Taiwan's CovID-19 cases per 100,000 and deaths per 100,000 both are the worst among Asia's main countries.

The China Times, editorial (2022-11-23):  Taiwan's CovID-19 case-fatality rate (確診致死率) in recent two weeks ranks world No.3, such a bad record lasts at least two weeks. chinatimes.com/opinion/20221123004522-262101?chdtv

The China Times (2022-10-26): Taiwan's confirmed cases per 1000,000 in last 7 days ranks world last.  (chinatimes.com/opinion/20221025005192-262101?chdtv)
 

New York Times, 2022-11-15
Coronavirus World Map: Tracking the Global Outbreak   
nytimes.com/interactive/2021/world/covid-cases.html

country/region Death daily per100,000 Deaths daily avg.
Taiwan 0.24 56.9
Hong Kong 0.13 10
New Zealand 0.1 5.1
S Korea 0.09 45.1
Japan 0.06 69.7
Australia 0.06 14.3
Malaysia 0.03 8.9
Indonesia 0.02 41.4
Philippines 0.02 17.4
Singapore 0.02 0.9
Thailand <0.01 6
India <0.01 4
Saudi Arabia <0.01 2.1
Bangladesh <0.01 0.4
Sri Lanka <0.01 0.3
Pakistan <0.01 0.3
Mongolia <0.01 0.1
Myanmar <0.01 0
UAE - 0
Qatar - 0
Nepal - 0
Laos - 0
Cambodia - 0
Vietnam - 0
China - 0
Macau - 0

New York Times, 2022-10-25
Coronavirus World Map: Tracking the Global Outbreak   
nytimes.com/interactive/2021/world/covid-cases.html
 

country/region cases daily avg. per100,000 Deaths daily avg. Deaths per100,000
World 364,848 5 1,488.9 0.02
Taiwan 36,863 155 61.9 0.26
Singapore 5,941 104 1.7 0.03
Hong Kong 5,438 73 8.3 0.11
New Zealand 3,260 66 4.4 0.09
S Korea 23,025 45 16.9 0.03
Japan 34,409 27 57.3 0.05
Australia 4634 18 12.9 0.05
Qatar 471 17 0.1 <0.01
Malaysia 1932 6 3 <0.01
UAE 282 3 0.1 <0.01
Philippines 1541 1 37.9 0.04
Indonesia 2201 <1 18.6 <0.01
Saudi Arabia 228 <1 1.9 <0.01
Mongolia 21 <1 0 -
Vietnam 593 <1 0.4 <0.01
Thailand 374 <1 5.7 <0.01
Myanmar 195 <1 0.9 <0.01
Laos 12 <1 0 -
India 1760 <1 9.5 <0.01
Bangladesh 176 <1 1.0 <0.01
China 844 <1 0 -
SriLanka 9 <1 0.6 <0.01

 

                                                                            

nPhysicians and medical personnel in Taiwan 

              Statista:  Number of physicians in Taiwan from 2012 to 2021     
          https://www.statista.com/statistics/860217/taiwan-physician-number/

yr

2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021

number

40,938 41,965 42,961 44,006 44,849 46,356 47,471 49,542 51045 52175

increase

  1,027 996 1,045 843 1,507 1,115 2,071 1503 1130
 

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     Statista: Number of medical personnel density in Taiwan from 2009 to 2019 
Number of medical personnel per 10,000 inhabitants    
          statista.com/statistics/324725/taiwan-medical-personnel-density/      published 2022-1-27

yr

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

number

101.02 104.12 107.75 110.78 113.7 115.88 119.41 122.84 127.18 132.64 138.41

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Statista: Number of medical personnel in Taiwan as of 2020, by type, Jan 27, 2022
statista.com/statistics/946929/taiwan-number-of-medical-personnel-by-type/

medical type number of personnel
Reg. nurses and professional nurses 178,498
Physicians 51,045
Pharmacists and assistant Pharmacists 35,734
Dentists 15,429
Medical technologists and technicians 10,179
Physical therapists and technicians, occupational therapists and technicians 9,073
Doctors of Chinese medicine 7,302
Dietians 3,405
Midwives and Reg. professional midwives 192
Dental assistants 29
PS:  Statista: At the end of 2021, there were approximately 183.3 thousand registered and professional nurses employed in Taiwan

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The OECD Library : physicians per 1,000 people
main countries in OECD
OECD average: 3.6

oecd-ilibrary.org/sites/b39949d7-en/index.html?itemId=/content/component/b39949d7-en

rankings country  Practising Doctors
per 1,000 people (2019)
1 Greece 6.2
2 Austria 5.3
3 Portugal 5.3
4 Norway 5.0
6 Spain 4.4
7 Germany 4.4
8 Swiss 4.4
9 Sweden 4.3
10 Denmark 4.2
11 Russia 4.2
13 Italy 4.1
15 Australia 3.8
16 Nederland 3.7
20 New Zealand 3.4
  Israel 3.3
  France 3.2
  Belgium 3.2
  UK 3.0
  Canada 2.7
  USA 2.6
  Japan 2.5
  S. Korea 2.5
  China 2.2
  Turkey 2.0
  India 0.9
  Indonesia 0.5

The World Bank : physicians per 10,000 people


main countries in Asia & Pacific

 

data.worldbank.org/indicator/SH.MED.PHYS.ZS

Asia's rankings country  physicians
per 10,000 people
1 Mongolia 39 (2018)
2 Australia 38 (2018)
3 N Korea 37 (2017)
4 New Zealand 34 (2018)
5 Saudi Arabia 26 (2018)
6 UAE 25 (2018)
7 Japan 25 (2018)
8 S. Korea 24 (2018)
9 Singapore 23 (2016)
10 China 20 (2017)
11 Malaysia 15 (2015)
12 India 9 (2019)
13 Thai 9  (2019)
14 Vietnam 8  (2016)
15 Myanmar 7 (2019)
16 Philippines 6 (2017)
17 Indonesia 5 (2019)
18 Lao PDR 4 (2017)


Wikipedia (2021-5-5) and Liberty Times (2020-1-6),  Taiwan's doctor-to-population ratio almost hit lowest in Asia  According to  WEF <Travel and tourism competitiveness report> (released at 4-6-2017), Taiwan's "Physician density" ranks world No. 65 (No. 57 in 2015's report).   CommonWealth, 2022-4-12: Taiwan has an average 21.7 physicians per 10,000 population, which lags far behind the median of 33.6 physicians for the OECD countries (only Turkey is behind Taiwan).  In terms of healthcare's share of the national budget, which stands at 11 percent, behind the OECD average of 15 percent, which constricts the industry's growth potential...10- physicians per 10,000 inhabitantsdoes not even meet the lowest standard of the World Health Organization.  english.cw.com.tw/article/article.action?id=3198#:~:text=Taiwan%20has%20an%20average%2021.7,physicians%20for%20the%20OECD%20countries.

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n CovID in Taiwan
 Nikkei Asia (Japan) , 2022-7-8: Nikkei CovID-19 Recovery Index: Taiwan, at 112th, is still grappling with tens of thousands of cases every day. The current wave has cost the island nearly 6,500 lives. ( Taiwan ranks last in Asia & Pacific )

United Daily 》editorial, 2022-9-6: The Covid wave is going to be fueled by the omicron BA.5 which was foreseen a month ago; however, Taiwan has not prepared at all.  udn.com/news/story/7338/6591158?from=udn-catehotnews_ch2 

 

 

Global comparison: where are confirmed CovID-19 deaths increasing most rapidly?
How long does it take the number of total  confirmed deaths to double
Oxford University , ourworldindata.org/covid-deaths   2022-10-8

Asian country days to double deaths Asian country days to double deaths
Taiwan  106  Sri Lanka 405
NZ 110    Philippines 412
Australia 149 Cambodia 426
S Korea 196  Myanmar 431
 HK 204  Indonesia 441  
 Japan  225 Bangladesh 462
 Laos 278   India 511
Singapore 292 China 955
Vietnam 349  Asia 481
Thai 374     world 527
 Mongolia 380    
Malaysia 397    
1. Micronesia   38 days, 2 Marshall Island 51 days, 3 Macau 85 days, Taiwan ranks world No.4 

 

 

Nikkei CovID-19 Recovery Index, as of Aug. 31
asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Coronavirus/COVID-19-Recovery-Index/China-slips-in-COVID-recovery-ranking-with-fresh-lockdowns Sept. 9, 2022
rankings of main countries in Asia & Pacific

World Rank Asia Rank Country/region World Rank Asia RK Country/region
2 1 Vietnam 33 10 Saudi Arabia
3 2 Cambodia 40 11 Mongolia
5 3 Qatar 50 12 China
11 4 UAE 52 13 Australia
14 5 S. Korea 52 13 Malaysia
19 6 Singapore 54 15 Pakistan
22 7 Bangladesh 57 16 India
27 8 New Zealand 57 16 Taiwan
31 9 Nepal 61 18 Hong Kong
Taiwan -  falling infections and eased anti-COVID policies.  Taiwan is trying to reopen its borders by resuming visa-free entry for visitors from the U.S., Europe and some other departure points, starting next week.
 

China Times》editorial, 2022-9-7: All of Taiwan's CovID-19 policies have been lagging behind, much slower than other countries.  Now Taiwan orders BA.1 vaccines, an outdated model of the next-generation vaccine.  Why is the government not willing to purchase the most updated vaccine targets BA.5?  Is there any "calculation" under table ??  chinatimes.com/opinion/20220907005076-262101?chdtv

 

 

 

Statista, 2022-7-27: Coronavirus (COVID-19)  death rate
in countries with confirmed deaths and over 1,000 reported cases
as of April 26, 2022, by country
comparisons among main Asian countries

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

countries World ranks cases in last 7 days Death Rate
NZ Cook Islands No.1 526 0.02
Bhutan No.2 3317 0.03
New Zealand No.5 45748 0.07
Singapore No.8 16728 0.11
Australia No.9 247199 0.12
S Korea No.11 426645 0.13
Qatar No.19 546 0.19
Mongolia No.24 196 0.24
UAE No.26 1459 0.26
Israel No.26 21334 0.26
Laos No.34 4515 0.36
Japan No.38 244929 0.38
Vietnam No.42 82453 0.41
Thailand No.71 110385 0.6
China No.74 179114 0.6
Malaysia No.93 31317 0.8
Lebanon No.105 651 0.9
Saudi Arabia No.125 678 1.2
India No.128 12503 1.21
Nepal No.129 78 1.22
Taiwan No.143 23976 1.39

 

 

Taiwan's COVID-19 performance

World Index

Taiwan's ranks

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Nikkei CovID-19 Recovery Index, as of Aug. 31 (released at 2022-9-9) Taiwan ranks No. 57 , behind Vietnam, Cambodia, UAE, S. Korea, Singapore, New Zealand, Mongolia, China, Australia, Malaysia, Pakistan, India, etc asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Coronavirus/COVID-19-Recovery-Index/China-slips-in-COVID-recovery-ranking-with-fresh-lockdowns
Statista, 2022-7-27: Coronavirus (COVID-19)  death rate, in countries with confirmed deaths and over 1,000 reported cases
as of April 26, 2022, by country
Taiwan ranks No.143, behind NZ, Singapore, Australia, S Korea, Qatar, Mongolia, Israel, Laos, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, China, Malaysia, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, India, Nepal, etc statista.com/statistics/1105914/coronavirus-death-rates-worldwide/
Nikkei CovID-19 Recovery Index, as of Jul. 31 Taiwan ranks No. 79 , behind Cambodia, Vietnam, UAE, S. Korea,  China, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Mongolia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Australia,  etc asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Coronavirus/COVID-19-Recovery-Index/Japan-tumbles-in-COVID-recovery-ranking-as-infections-surge
Bloomberg's CovID Resilience Ranking, 2022-6-29 Taiwan ranks next to the last bloomberg.com/graphics/covid-resilience-ranking/
Bloomberg CovID Resilience Ranking   2022-5-27 Taiwan ranks the 3rd from the end    bloomberg.com/graphics/covid-resilience-ranking/spanish.html
Bloomberg CovID Resilience Ranking   2021-10-28 Taiwan's "3-month case fatality rate ", 7.7 %, ranks world worst bloomberg.com/graphics/covid-resilience-ranking/
Bloomberg CovID Resilience Ranking  2021-9-28 Taiwan's "3-month case fatality rate ", 13.4 %, ranks world worst bloomberg.com/graphics/covid-resilience-ranking/

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Bloomberg's CovID Resilience Ranking, 2022-6-29: But they've been unable to outrun omicron: Taiwan and Hong Kong both saw deaths spike as more virus circulated (bloomberg.com/graphics/covid-resilience-ranking/)

◆ Global Times, 2022-6-10: "The handling of outbreak also proved that Taiwan's medical and health facilities are inadequate and cannot take care of a large number of patients at the same time, which is completely inconsistent with Taiwan's claim that it has advanced medical and health infrastructure", "In any place where a public health crisis was so badly handled and people's lives were treated carelessly with no respect, the authorities should resign."   globaltimes.cn/page/202206/1267806.shtml

 

  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 

  ◆ 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