TAIPEI (The China Submit) — Former Taiwan Vice President and Member of Academia Sinica Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) expressed on Tuesday that the “black quantity”, a time period for undetected instances, is inevitable as asymptomatic instances are like the underside of an iceberg.
Through the Science Media Heart Taiwan (SMCT) on-line press convention on Tuesday, Chen stated that the screening charge for Taiwan is excessive in comparison with different international locations.
One out of 88 individuals examined optimistic for COVID-19, indicating that the confirmed infections charge in Taiwan is simply decrease than Singapore, New Zealand, and Australia, he added.
With the COVID-19 dying charge in Taiwan reaching 4.7%, making it larger than the worldwide common, many consultants have speculated that this can be attributable to undetected instances.
In keeping with Ministry of Well being and Welfare (中華民國衛生福利部) VICP crew convener Chiu Nan-chang (邱南昌), “Undetected instances embody individuals who haven’t examined for COVID-19, which suggests the quantity is unavoidable.”
Chiu additionally emphasised that the main target ought to be on stopping high-risk instances and deaths.
“If the signs are just like a small chilly, then undetected instances shouldn’t be the main target. The important thing ought to be stopping the unfold of the virus,” he stated.
Chiu additionally beneficial that high-risk teams ought to be vaccinated first to forestall extreme casualties. Contact tracing can even lower the variety of undetected instances, he added.
In keeping with Chen, Taiwan has enforced strict epidemic prevention measures. For every confirmed case, 20 to 30 contacts are examined, together with quarantine necessities to trace and forestall the unfold of the virus.