People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus travel around Taipei on May 18. Well-established practices such as wearing masks, transparency and trust in science have helped Taiwan assemble one of the world’s must successful Covid-19 pandemic responses. Photo: AP
People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus travel around Taipei on May 18. Well-established practices such as wearing masks, transparency and trust in science have helped Taiwan assemble one of the world’s must successful Covid-19 pandemic responses. Photo: AP
Patricia Pan Connor
Opinion

Opinion

Patricia Pan Connor

Cultural and digital strengths in Taiwan’s coronavirus response hold lessons for struggling US

  • Taiwan has assembled one of the world’s best pandemic responses through a robust digital health care system, swift control measures and a culture of compliance
  • In contrast, the US response has been plagued with chaotic government messaging, attacks on science, suspicion of authorities and a focus on individual freedoms

People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus travel around Taipei on May 18. Well-established practices such as wearing masks, transparency and trust in science have helped Taiwan assemble one of the world’s must successful Covid-19 pandemic responses. Photo: AP
People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus travel around Taipei on May 18. Well-established practices such as wearing masks, transparency and trust in science have helped Taiwan assemble one of the world’s must successful Covid-19 pandemic responses. Photo: AP
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