Response to COVID-19 in Taiwan. Big Data Analytics, New Technology, and Proactive Testing
Auteurs : C. Jason Wang (Stanford University School of Medecine), Chun Y. Ng (Koo Foundation Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center, Taipei) et Robert H. Brook (UCLA, Departement of Medecine).
Revue : The Journal of the American Medical Association
Publié en ligne le 3 mars 2020 ; en revue le 14 avril 2020 : JAMA. 2020 ; 323(14) : p. 1341-1342. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.3151) ; (consulté le 19 avril 2020).
Taiwan is 81 miles off the coast of mainland China and was expected to have the second highest number of cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) due to its proximity to and number of flights between China. The country has 23 million citizens of which 850 000 reside in and 404 000 work in China. In 2019, 2.71 million visitors from the mainland traveled to Taiwan. As such, Taiwan has been on constant alert and ready to act on epidemics arising from China ever since the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic in 2003. Given the continual spread of COVID-19 around the world, understanding the action items that were implemented quickly in Taiwan and assessing the effectiveness of these actions in preventing a large-scale epidemic may be instructive for other countries.
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URL : https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2762689