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The Taiwanese government fined a man $3,500 for violating his coronavirus quarantine for eight seconds. The man, a migrant worker from the Philippines, left the hotel room he was confined to, walked down the hall, and left something at the door of a friend who is quarantining at the same hotel, then returned to his room. Staff saw him on security video and reported him to the Department of Health. People under quarantine in Taiwan are not allowed to leave their hotel rooms for any amount of time.

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  7. I wish this kind of story made national news. The human rights abuse due to the lockdowns is insane.

    1. Don’t worry CNN is on it!

      Taiwan has been widely lauded for its approach to containing the Covid-19 pandemic. It has never had to enact strict lockdowns, nor did it resort to drastic restrictions on civil freedoms, like in mainland China.

      -from the link

      1. Wow. The words in that statement make it seem like I’m reading the national inquirer.

        1. also CNN seems to be the worst of the garbage mainstream these days.

  8. Only tyranny can defeat the plague.

    1. Seems to be the prevailing attitude.

  9. Seven people have died in Taiwan from COVID, though they have a population of 24 million. The median age of death from COVID is 80. In case you were wondering if those in power are using COVID to make themselves more powerful.

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  10. This tells me nothing. Perhaps they don’t inflate the numbers by attributing deaths of those with covid directly to covid like some do. Say, if someone with covid dies from a heart attack, the cause of death is recorded as a heart attack. Power can also be increased by downplaying the numbers, making those in power seem like saviors.

    1. Yeah, that’s a big part of the perception problem, how official voices spin a natural “disaster”. Taiwan went with the sunny tourist board spokesperson, while the US chose the 13 year old drama queen.

      1. Taiwan went with the sunny tourist board spokesperson, while the US chose the 13 year old drama queen.

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  14. It does seem like the 14 day quarantine works far better than the endless “lockdown” and limitation crap. I’d be happy to quarantine for two weeks then get on with life rather than the hodgepodge of bullshit that’s in interminable flux we have to deal with now.

    1. You’re going to quarantine for 14 days for a disease that only kills people over 70 years old and for the rest of the population has a 0.5% death rate?

      1. As opposed to the current endless clusterfuck that’s been going on for how many months? Uh, yeah, I’d trade two weeks and done for all that crap. The government trackers on the mobile phones, not so much.

        1. What makes you think it would be two weeks and done? Allegedly walk near someone who may have been exposed to COVID, and it’s another two weeks…

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