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Why is Taiwan with no Lockdown or Banning of Mass, unlike in Italy & China, apparently defeating the Coronavirus with few Deaths?

Only 80 miles away from China, Taiwan with no lockdown as of Saturday had "153 cases and  two deaths" from Coronavirus while Italy with a lockdown had "47,000 cases and 4,032 have died."
(The Observer, "Coronavirus: how Asian countries acted while the west dithered," March 21, 2020)

If you Google "Taiwan no lockdown" you can get more facts, but here is a quick general summary of how the democratic Asian country avoided totalitarian lockdowns such as in leftist Italy, Communist China and California. Taiwan had:

- The earliest travel ban on China which in effect was a quarantine of Taiwan from China which President Donald Trump also did while Joe Biden fought against the ban calling it "xenophobia."

- A ban of most foreigners to the control virus.

- Extensive testing for the virus similar to the total testing of the approximately 3,000 residents of the Italian town Vo Euganeo which had the first death of Coronavirus in that country and apparently like Taiwan is defeating the virus.

- A quarantine of those found to have the Coronavirus.

- Solid non-scaremongering media and public information on how to avoid getting the virus.

- Mistrust of the apparent Chinese operative the World Health Organization (WHO) which early on allowed Communist China in the early development of virus to downplay the Coronavirus despite the evidence of Beijing's arresting medical whistleblowers' warnings of the virus and other evidence.

- Taiwan because it didn't trust WHO which push a Communist Chinese narrative started the early travel ban against China.

- Finally, the Taiwan bishops are not banning Catholic Mass according to the Taiwan website En.Prothomalo:

"Father Otfried Chan of the Chinese Regional Bishops' Conference in Taiwan said each parish should decide whether to cancel gatherings or mitigate risks with temperature checks and social distancing"

"... Those entering [church for Mass] rubbed their hands with sanitiser, had their temperature taken and were told to sit at least at a metre [3 feet 3.37 inches] apart during the service."
(en.prothomalo.com, "Say a little prayer, remotely: Taiwan's faithful limited gatherings," March 22, 2020)

Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Mass and the Church as well as for the Triumph of the Kingdom of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate of Mary.

Also, pray an Our Father now for God to give President Trump the grace to do His will in this crisis.

Comments

Aqua said…
Taiwan is well aware who the communist Chinese are. They have been in cold conflict with them for 60 years.

They know their CCP tricks tricks and their murderous hegemonic intent. They saw this virus early and had little doubt what it was, where it came from and how nasty it would be. They haven’t survived this long as a tiny nation by being dumb or wasteful.

America, right now, is dumb and wasteful. We are burning up our own house to kill a rat in the walls.

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