24-year-old man died 18 days after COVID vax: the youngest reported in Taichung City

Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced, October 13, that there were 117 new post-vaccination adverse events reported, including three deaths, of which the youngest was a 24-year-old man with no history of chronic disease. The CDC’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said that the 24-year-old Taichung City resident received the AstraZeneca shot on September 11, and developed symptoms of fever after returning home. The man took antipyretics (fever medication) and the fever symptoms subsided on September 13. On September

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New Taipei City reports 4 more cases of post-vax coincidental deaths

The New Taipei City Department of Health reported four cases of potentially vaccine-related fatal adverse events today, October 13, including the first following the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 shot. The Health Department said that a 42-year-old man in Xinzhuang District developed chest tightness and cold sweats 9 days after being vaccinated with the BioNTech shot, October 1. The man was sent to the hospital for medical treatment, but died. The man did not suffer from high blood pressure, and only had a

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33-year-old man who developed blood clots after COVID vaccination taken off life support

A 33-year-old man in Chiayi City became ill 10 days after receiving a COVID-19 vaccination, and died after doctors removed life support systems this morning, October 9. The man, named Lee, had no history of chronic disease, and was vaccinated with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on September 10. Lee complained of headaches and chest tightness on September 19. When symptoms persisted the following day, Lee’s wife, a nurse, took him to the hospital. After a medical examination, Lee was put

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Junior high school student diagnosed with myocarditis 12 days after vaccination

A female first-year junior high school student from Taoyuan City is attached to a life support system in an intensive care unit in a Taipei City hospital after being diagnosed with myocarditis following vaccination with the Pfizer BioNtech vaccine. The Taoyuan City Health Department said that the student was vaccinated on September 24 and developed fever on October 5. The girl was suspected to be suffering from a cold and sought treatment at a clinic in Taoyuan City. However, when

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Tips on how to survive a hornet attack issued by Council of Agriculture

The Council of Agriculture issued advice on how to respond if attacked by hornets, in order to reduce the chance of serious injury from the potentially deadly insects. Taiwan is home to the world’s largest hornet, the Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia), as well as other less, but still potentially dangerous, species of the Vespa genus. The COA quoted it’s advice from a workplace health and safety booklet “Outdoor Work Hornet Attack Prevention Manual.” The issue was in response to

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Family seeks answers after Taiwanese infectious disease expert’s sudden death in America

The family of a US-resident retired Taiwanese doctor who became unwell after receiving the third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, then died, has opened a Go Fund Me page to raise money for an autopsy to determine the cause of his death. The death of Wang Wei-sheng, MD, the former Director of the Department of Infectious Diseases at Mackay Memorial Hospital has deeply shocked Taiwan’s medical community. “Infectious disease senior Doctor Wang found dead at home in America after complete

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Government urged to hurry up with assistance for victims of suspected vaccine adverse events

The chairperson of the Chiayi City branch of the Taiwan People’s Party called on the government to be more proactive in assisting families of suspected cases of vaccine adverse events while visiting one such family yesterday, September 24. TPP Chiayi City Party Committee Chairperson Wu Tingzhen met with family of a 26-year-old man named Huang who is currently in a coma in the intensive care unit of Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital since suffering a stroke nine days ago. On September

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4 out of 11 imported COVID cases fully vaccinated: one with 3 doses

Four cases out 11 among people entering Taiwan in the last week occurred in people who were fully vaccinated, the Central Epidemic Command Center said today, September 17. CECC spokesperson  Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥) announced the virus sequencing results for immigration cases between September 10 and September 16, saying all 11 cases had tested positive for the Delta variant. Cases included people entering the country from the United States, Japan, Vietnam, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, and other countries, Chuang said. The

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Crane collapse at Port of Taichung leaves one dead, one injured

One worker died, and another was injured after a 350 ton crane collapsed at the Port of Taichung this morning, September 5. Port authorities said that subcontractors to Evergreen International Storage and Transportation Company were working on a project to dismantle old bridge cranes when the mobile crane collapsed while lifting a girder. The mobile crane collapsed onto a container crane of China Container Company working on Pier 31. The container crane operator, a 51-year-old man named Liu, was seriously

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Elderly woman attacked by giant hornets while trapped on narrow ledge 7 floors up

An elderly woman in Yilan City accidentally locked herself out while hanging clothes outside a 7th-floor window, then got stuck on a narrow ledge and was attacked by a swarm of Asian giant hornets, today, September 5. The 80-year-old woman named Wang was trying to climb back into her apartment through a window when she accidentally touched an Asian giant hornet nest and was stung all over her body. Neighbors were alerted by Wang’s cries for help, and called 119

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Medical drug-related death and injury compensation payments rise for first time in 20 years

Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration has increased the value of payments for cases of injury or death related to the use of legally prescribed pharmaceuticals for the first time in 20 years, according to reports in Liberty Times and ET Today. The FDA as of September 1, 2021 has amended the “Medicine Harm Relief Payment Standard” to increase both minimum and maximum relief payout for deaths and serious disorders caused by the use of legal drugs in accordance with a

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