Coronavirus Vaccine in Taiwan - May/June 2021

Pfizer/Moderna vaccines are free to anyone who shows up at a vax site here in Oregon. ID isn’t even required. PCR tests are also free and easy to get. I had one done at Walgreen’s in the drive thru.

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In CA, they are free to all regardless of immigration status or residence.

After having been approached by the Buddhist group, Johnson & Johnson said it would not directly supply vaccines to third parties, only through governments and bodies like the European Union.

As a result, the Taiwanese government’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said it had already talked to the BLIA twice and would provide the necessary assistance, CNA reported.

Another one where you wonder why the government wasn’t talking to J&J in the first place?

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Taiwan government bureaucrats/officials have fingers in their ears and going “nahhhhhhhhhhhhhh…”

Are you willing to travel there via LAX?

As long as the tourist circuit is closed, that will likely be your route.

Guy

Sure. I believe there are a few states with a similar policy, but it’s not all of the USA and I meant to make that clear.

Is there an official list of the different policies of the states, or maybe just one that lists states with no restrictions on residency, or a list of states that disregard nationality?

(but map is as of April so some things will have changed in the meantime)

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@noWhiners , please critique each state on the positives and negatives of their vaccine policy. I’d be interested in your views. Take your time…

Thank you; no - but do please take your time on a discourse about government, statehood, and The People Shall Judge. :wink:

I will assess the situation when it becomes possible. Maybe they’ll have direct flights by then.

Over half a million have now received at least one shot in Taiwan according to the vax chart. Not that much, but not nothing.

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Although not really meaningful, I always compare vaccinations to the total number of COVID cases. At least this gives the feeling that by that metric, we’re winning against the virus! :slightly_smiling_face:

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I still say it’s time for Taiwan to play hardball. Ford, for any help you can give in Taiwan procuring vaccines, we will make sure you have the microchips you need.

But now that the cat has no bag, the only way to get the kitty back in is through mass vaccination. I think that’s the lesson from looking at other countries.

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I don’t think it’s a good idea to socialize the production capabilities of private companies even in times of crisis…

Yes, from 300,000 cases a day in January numbers in the USA have cratered to about 15,000 a day.

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I’m not quite sure what the objection is. Our neighbor to the west has no qualms about applying pressure to companies so that they, in turn, talk to their government representatives. Also, I firmly believe that with lives and livelihoods at stake, there is a higher morality at play here. It’s time for the Taiwan government, companies in Taiwan, and people with power and money in Taiwan to step up and do something (almost anything) to solve this problem.

Besides the Taiwanese COVID vaccines there are about 280 others in development.

“Hey Apple, about that contract we have. If you want your chips, Tim better make some phone calls and get us vaccine. It would be a shame if you weren’t able to launch those new products because you didn’t have one of your most critical components.”

That’ll end real well and surely show the rest of the world that TW isn’t China.

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The same call to each of Ford, Jeep, Chevrolet:

“We are very concerned with the lack of vaccines in Taiwan. We believe it will eventually impact our ability to manufacture microchips for automobiles. Is there any way you might be able to help out?”

After Ford twists some arms in Washington to get vaccines to Taiwan.

“Thank you, Ford. Here are the chips you so desperately need. It’s the least we can do.”

Rest of world: “I can see how the business owners and the government of Taiwan love their people. Not like their neighbor to the west.”

(Excuse the corniness.)

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