Taiwan CovID-19 policy ... Too late to have oral antiviral, led to lots of deaths
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Taiwan has bad record in 2021 CovID Patient's applications for Remdesivir (expensive drug) were often rejected or delayed which caused deaths.
Now, similar mistakes are repeated ?


nToo late to have oral antiviral pills
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
United Daily, 2022-6-12: 41% CovID-Omicron confirmed cases died within 3 days after becoming sick; CDC has not exposed upon experts' questions the avg. days between patient's becoming to sicken and giving them medicines, that's the key to find out the problem, such as slow diagnosis and improper taking care the patients   udn.com/news/story/120940/6381686?from=udn_ch2cate6638sub120940_pulldownmenu_v2
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, 2022-5-11: Taiwan's CDC "creates" a world-unique, rigid & severe admin. procedure for Cov. patients to apply for Paxlovid, therefore, most of them fail to have antiviral pills.  How can little people fight the state machine ? udn.com/news/story/11091/6304035?from=udn-catehotnews_ch2
UDN, 2022-5-10: Taiwan gov. regards Paxlovid as treasures.  Only 2000 out of 280 thousands CovID patients had Paxlovid.

UDN, 2022-5-9: It takes 4-5 days to know the results of PCR test and rapid test, which might results in serious delay to have Paxlovid or even death.   (udn.com/news/story/122190/6298176?from=udn_ch2cate6638sub122190_pulldownmenu_v2)

Next TV news, (壹新聞) 2022-5-19 12:13: Giving patients drugs too late, some wait 5~7 days to get Paxlovid;   寰宇 News: some wait 5 days to telemedicine

China Times, CTV news, 2022-4-27: oral antiviral pills imported for CovID are insufficient. 

UDN, 2022-5-10: MD in Taipei city hospital says many interferences or obstructions are ahead of prescription.

CTV, 2022-5-23: many need connections (e.g., top rankings in hospital) to have oral antiviral pills.



nNo oral antiviral pills for elderly aged 65-
UDN, 2022-5-3: Till May 1, more than 6000 elderly (aged 60+) were infected Omicron, only 800+courses Paxlovid were given.  (udn.com/news/story/7338/6283302?from=udn-catehotnews_ch2UDN, 2022-5-1: A woman aged 60+ was rejected to be hospitalized and not old enough to have Paxlovid, she died next day (it's almost all cases - patients cannot have Paxlovid unless staying in hospital-wards , 75 is min age to be hospitalized health.udn.com/health/story/120951/6281043; cdc.gov.tw/Uploads/a48e6ecf-54c1-4025-8b5c-46afebdfde9e.pdf )
TTV news, 2022-5-11: 2 problems to have Paxlovid (1) too late to get official test-positive inform or text-message (2) a long queue (7 days or more) to have telemedicine.