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 Nikkei Asia (Japan) , 2022-7-8: In latest 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 )
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/)

 

Nikkei CovID-19 Recovery Index, as of Jul. 31
asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Coronavirus/COVID-19-Recovery-Index/Japan-tumbles-in-COVID-recovery-ranking-as-infections-surge Aug. 6, 2022
rankings of main countries in Asia & Pacific

World Rank Asia RK Country/region World Rank Asia RK Country/region
2 1 Cambodia 47 13 Mongolia
4 2 Vietnam 52 14 New Zealand
5 3 UAE 53 15 Hong Kong
6 4 Qatar 58 16 Thailand
13 5 S. Korea 62 17 Indonesia
15 6 Saudi Arabia 62 17 Laos
20 7 Bangladesh 62 17 Pakistan
30 8 China 62 17 Philippines
35 9 Malaysia 69 21 Australia
40 10 Singapore 74 22 Myanmar
44 11 India 74 22 Sri Lanka
44 11 Nepal 79 24 Taiwan
South Korea, which is also seeing a jump in infections, slipped to 13th from fourth. Elsewhere in the region, Cambodia and Vietnam continued to rank high, in second place and fourth, respectively. Taiwan's cases and deaths falling gradually.

 


Bloomberg's CovID Resilience Ranking, 2022-6-29
comparison - Taiwan with some other main countries in Asia & Pacific
 They’ve been unable to outrun Omicron: Taiwan saw deaths spike as more virus circulated ...
 

country 1-month cases per 100,000 resilience rank 3-month case fatality rate pandemic MVPs
Taiwan 7826 next to last 0.2% No.37
mainland China 0 No.51 0.1%  
Hong Kong 376 No.49 1.9%  
Malaysia 169 No.37 0.2%  
New Zealand 3383 No.35 0.2% No.21
Bangladesh 8 No.34 0.1% No.27
Japan 373 No.30 0.1% No.15
Vietnam 28 No.18 0%  
Singapore 2255 No.14 0% No.13
Australia 3216 No.9 0.1% No.24
UAE 336 No.2 0% No.1
S. Korea 502 No.1 0.2% No.4
bloomberg.com/graphics/covid-resilience-ranking/
PS: Taiwan's scores on "Flight Capacity", "vaccinated travel routes" are last but one

 

◆ 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

 

Nikkei CovID-19 Recovery Index

asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Coronavirus/COVID-19-Recovery-Index/Cambodia-Vietnam-top-COVID-recovery-index-as-Asia-fears-new-waves    
2022-7-8 
comparison among main countries in Asia & Pacific

Asia's rank world rank country score
1 1 Cambodia 78
2 2 Vietnam 越南 76.5
3 4 S. Korea 南韓 72.5
4 5 Qatar 72
5 6 Bangladesh 71
5 6 Nepal 71
7 11 Saudi Arabia 69.5
8 14 Sri Lanka 68
9 18 Mongolia 67.5
9 18 UAE 67.5
11 26 Malaysia 66.5
12 30 Japan 64
13 35 India 63.5
14 38 China 63
15 49 Pakistan 61.5
16 53 Hong Kong 61
16 53 Indonesia 61
16 53 Thailand 61
19 62 Philippines 60.5
20 71 Laos 59
20 71 Singapore 59
22 79 Myanmar 58
23 88 Australia 55
24 101 NZ 53
25 112 Taiwan 50
Source: The Index ranks 121 countries/regions on infection management, vaccine rollouts, and social mobility.  A higher ranking indicates a country is closer to recovery with its low numbers of confirmed cases/deaths, better vaccination rates and less stringent social distancing measures; data sources include Our World in Data, Google CovID-19 Community Mobility Reports, Oxford CovID-19 Gov. Response Tracker, Cirum, and Nikkei Asia research

 

  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
 

◆ 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 (Taiwan), 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
 

◆  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