Journal of the American Medical Association lauds Taiwan’s coronavirus efforts

Taiwan situation example of efficient response using modern electronic tools: Stanford expert

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/03/04
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

A Taiwanese health official shows the JAMA article to the media  (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s efforts in fighting the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) have won praise from an authoritative source, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), reports said Wednesday (March 4).

In its latest issue, Stanford University Assistant Professor Jason Wang (王智弘) wrote that based on its experience with the 2003 SARS epidemic, Taiwan rapidly identified the coronavirus threat and took appropriate measures to counter it, CNA reported.

Using modern electronic methods such as QR code scanning, the island’s health authorities managed to acquire rapid information about the travel habits of prospective quarantine candidates.

That was but one example of how advanced technology served the fight against virus infections, Wang noted.    [FULL  STORY]

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