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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

No proof any of 685 deaths related to vaccines says CDC

With 685 fatalities reported among people who have received one of three vaccines currently administered in Taiwan, none of the deaths have been actually linked to the vaccines, the Centers for Disease Control says. However, an opposition party legislator has raised questions about the adequacy of autopsy reports quoted by the CDC. The Central Epidemic Command Center of the CDC announced 20 new cases of serious adverse events following vaccination, August 30, including two fatalities. A total of 10,928,720 doses

Read more

Ordinary masks not effective for new variants: Chinese expert advises on new solutions

As the world grapples with a rapidly mutating virus that experts in the west have openly admitted is “smarter than us,” a senior expert in China has proffered advice that could save your life. Zeng Guang, a member of the high-level expert group of the National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China, with the title of Chief Epidemiologist, offered several solutions in the fight against the Delta variant. Zeng Guang pointed out that in the early days, the

Read more

Police officer back on duty after post-vax tug of war with death

A police officer in Tainan City thanked his “police family” for supporting him during a nearly one-month stay in hospital being treated for life- threatening blood clots after receiving the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine. Su Yanhui, 52, was back at work as Director of Kunyang Police Station, and expressed his thanks at forum held for Tainan City police yesterday, August 11. Su was hospitalized June 21 after developing discomfort on the evening of June 20, just six days after being vaccinated.

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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,

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more