Healthy 47-year-old dead 2 days after COVID shot suffered from blood clots and respiratory distress

A 47-year-old man who became ill and died two days after receiving the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine had suffered respiratory distress, abnormal blood clotting, and abnormal white and red blood cell counts, according to reports today, August 9. According to the police investigation, Mr Ye, a resident of Zhonghe District, New Taipei City, was otherwise healthy, did not have a history of chronic disease, and was not on any other medication when he received the AstraZeneca shot, Friday, August 6. Mr

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38-year-old woman dead day after AstraZeneca shot: youngest in New Taipei City

A 38-year-old woman who died the day after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19 has become the youngest post-vax death reported in New Taipei City, and the first under 40 years old. The resident of Xizhi District, who did not have any relevant medical history or chronic diseases, suffered body aches, headaches, and fever before her death the day after being vaccinated on August 5, according to New Taipei City Health Department. The New Taipei City Health Department said that

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7 out of 10 in New Taipei City hospital cluster infection fully vaccinated

Seven out of ten people testing positive for COVID-19 in a health facility in New Taipei City’s Banqiao District were vaccinated, New Taipei City Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) said at a regular press briefing yesterday, August 4. Mayor Hou said that five people from the small hospital were among 14 people added to the list of infected in New Taipei City, Wednesday. Mayor Hou said the five new cases from the hospital brought the total cluster infection to 10 people,

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Good News: Taiwan’s post-vaccination blood clot rate lower than Europe and America

Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) today announced that 13 notifications of thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS) had been reported as of July 21, translating to 4.2 cases per million doses. Speaking at a daily press briefing, CECC spokesperson Chuang Jen-hsiang pointed out that the rate of TTS reported in Taiwan so far is lower than that in Europe and America where incidents of TTS following vaccination are around 10 to 20 cases per million doses. The 13 domestic cases

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23 post-vax deaths added over the weekend bringing total to 507

Twenty-three fatal cases following vaccination were added to the reporting system between July 23 and 25, the youngest being a 26-year-old man, according to Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) today, Monday, July 26. CECC spokesperson Chuang Jen-hsiang said that the 26-year-old suffered from a rare disease. Five days after vaccination family members found him without vital signs. A local health clinic said the cause of death was respiratory failure. Of the 23 new death cases, 15 had received the

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City government to disinfect parks, green spaces ahead of reopening

The Hsinchu City Government will disinfect 125 parks and 26 green spaces around the city starting tomorrow ahead of an expected public influx into areas restricted to the public since May 19. Hsinchu Mayor Lin Chih-chien said today that will expand the city’s major disinfection before the epidemic alert downgrade so that people can access facilities with peace of mind. The Hsinchu City Environmental Protection Bureau will lead the disinfection efforts by deploying teams to spray trees, lawns, pathways, fitness facilities and playground

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Workers at Taiwanese factory in Vietnam knock down gates and leave after being locked in for COVID tests

Hundreds of workers at a Taiwanese-owned factory in Vietnam knocked down the steel gate and went home after being locked in for COVID screening after an employee tested positive, Saturday, July 10. While some reports paint a picture of workers panicking and fleeing in fear after hearing that one of their coworkers was infected, it appears that the workers actually knocked down the gates and went home after being sealed in for mandatory COVID testing at the end of a

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Lies, damn lies, and COVID statistics: why are obviously non-COVID deaths counted as COVID fatalities?

A migrant worker who died of smoke asphyxiation while quarantined in a building that caught fire in Changhua City last week was added to the list of COVID-19 fatalities, according to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and she may be one of many on the list of COVID deaths who didn’t actually die of COVID. The 43-year-old female Indonesian national tested positive for COVID-19 June 11, after becoming ill June 8, and was staying in a quarantine hotel

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Four dead including one firefighter in COVID quarantine hotel fire

Four people died, including one firefighter, and 22 people were injured after a fire in a building housing a quarantine hotel in Changhua City last night, June 30. A fire broke out on the second floor of the 15-storey Qiaoyou Building at around 7:45 pm. Twenty-nine people under mandatory quarantine, and two employees were in the hotel on the 7th to 9th floors when the fire broke out. Changhua County Fire Department received the first reports of the fire at

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Mission helps vulnerable families as COVID restrictions shut down jobs, schools

Press release by Mustard Seed Mission Taiwan has experienced a severe rise in COVID-19 cases since May and a nationwide level 3 COVID-19 alert has been extended to June 28th. Some industries have stopped work, and schools are closed. With a network of 9,000 community partners all over Taiwan, including caring stores and partner churches, the Mustard Seed Mission (MSM) has been providing assistance to vulnerable families and people in need by launching emergency relief funds, epidemic prevention kits, and

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Postman forks out NT$30,000 for his own gas mask for protection against COVID-19

Not satisfied with the protective capacity of a mere surgical mask, a postman spent NT$30,000 (US$1,085) to purchase a gas mask to protect himself and others against COVID-19, according to reports in China Times, and ET Today. The Chunghwa Post employee, who is unnamed in reports, but referred to by the pseudonym “Mr Postman,” drew the praises of thousands of readers after his story was posted to a Facebook breaking news group. The author of the Facebook post said that

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