TL;DR: what are we supposed to do in Taiwan if we feel sick and we’re scared we’ve caught Covid-19?
Not asking for a friend, not asking for present-self, but possibly for future-self: so I come down with a cold. Or a fever. And I’m at home. Of course I want to call in sick - but then what? Where can I go for a Covid-19 test to figure out “Ok, it’s just a cold”, or “Uh oh.” South Korea’s got those drive-through places - what does Taiwan have? Is the only testing at a hospital? Or are there other places?
Best-case, I go get tested, they tell me, “Nope, just a cold”, and I go home and avoid work for a few days. Middle-case, they tell me, “Oo, jackpot!”, but it’s a mild case and I ride it out at home, and possibly send my wife to stay with her family for a couple of weeks. Worse-case I assume is hospitalization. But what’s the procedure for this here in Taiwan? How can I get myself one of those tests? Are there special Plague Taxis that I sure hope don’t look like hearses that I should call?
(Off-topic: discourse is weird. It’s telling me “Your topic is similar to … What decade was the best musical decade in the last 60 years”. How is it coming up with that?!)