CNBC.com looked at how places around the world have tackled COVID-19. Taiwan, the third subject of the series, has confirmed 451 COVID-19 cases and seven deaths in a population of 23.7 million. Taiwan had a plan in place for years, which involved quarantines, contact tracing and wide availability of masks, among other things. William Hsiao, emeritus professor of economics in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, praised Taiwan for its effective early action, noting that health officials had developed a careful advance warning system for diseases around the world. If Taiwan had been a member of the WHO, he said, it might have been able to share its precautions with the organization and help other countries more easily.
- Read full article in English here at CNBC.com (July 15, 2020).