I hardly leave my house, but I had to go there; I was going abroad and needed to be double vaxxed before traveling.
As COVID-19 spreads throughout Taiwan as part of the current outbreak, what may be particularly of note is the degree to which the outbreak has interfaced with personal behavior.
Moving past COVID-zero into a safer future.
In May, a group of 18 Republican senators sought to block U.S. support for an IP waiver for Covid-19 vaccines, one that is fiercely opposed by the pharmaceutical industry.
For how long had I been doing this? A hundred days, or 10,000 years?
With Covid-19 having finally arrived in Taiwan over the summer, I guess I’m finally realizing what the rest of the world went through over the past year.
Where did he get infected? Was hospitalization necessary? Why didn’t they intubate earlier? Was he receiving the right treatment? The questions flooded my cell phone, but I decided to relinquish control and trust the doctors to take care of my dad.
The outbreak started just across the street from me. The explosion of cases, which began on May 15th, has mostly been traced back to “tea parlors” in Bangka, the district of Taipei where I live.
The renewed relevance of 'eyes on the street' as the pandemic ebbs
If I’ve learned anything this past year, living in a somewhat unstable foreign country during a vicious global pandemic, it’s to stay away from vaccines that sound like Captain Beefheart album titles.
The expats who fled Kenya in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis showed us where their true loyalty lies.
Most of the population at San Quentin was 'vaccinated' through surviving the virus last summer