Soldiers in protective suits disinfect a metro station following a surge of Covid-19 infections in Taipei on May 25. After managing the pandemic well, Taiwan has struggled with a rise in cases in the past month. Photo: Reuters
Soldiers in protective suits disinfect a metro station following a surge of Covid-19 infections in Taipei on May 25. After managing the pandemic well, Taiwan has struggled with a rise in cases in the past month. Photo: Reuters
Tai Hui
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Tai Hui

Time for Asia to ditch temporary Covid-19 measures and learn to live with the virus

  • Asian governments need to accept that infections will occur even after their populations have reached herd immunity
  • Lockdowns, closing borders and social distancing restrictions are only temporary and carry high economic costs

Soldiers in protective suits disinfect a metro station following a surge of Covid-19 infections in Taipei on May 25. After managing the pandemic well, Taiwan has struggled with a rise in cases in the past month. Photo: Reuters
Soldiers in protective suits disinfect a metro station following a surge of Covid-19 infections in Taipei on May 25. After managing the pandemic well, Taiwan has struggled with a rise in cases in the past month. Photo: Reuters
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