April 15, 2024

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COVID-19 isn’t over: Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has been infected!

COVID-19 isn’t over: Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has been infected!


COVID-19 isn’t over: Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has been infected! Recent infection symptoms more common in women with flu-like diarrhea.

Although the COVID-19 epidemic has passed the fourth wave of epidemic plateau, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen was infected with COVID-19 pneumonia on the 25th .

Zhuang Hanquan, director of the Adult Infectious Diseases Department at Taipei Medical University Hospital, said that the symptoms of recent infections are more similar to those of the flu than before.

Common symptoms include poor appetite and body aches, and diarrhea symptoms are more common in women.


COVID-19 isn't over: Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has been infected!

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President Tsai Ing-wen was tested positive for the COVID-19 pneumonia earlier, and canceled the public schedule in the afternoon. Tsai Ing-wen is 66 years old and is eligible for oral antiviral drugs. She has previously publicly received 3 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine , all of which are high-end.


Zhuang Hanyu said that the common symptoms of the recent COVID-19 infection are similar to the flu, such as poor appetite and body acid, etc., and women are more likely to suffer from diarrhea.

She also said that common symptoms such as fever and cough will also appear.

According to the classification of vaccinations, those who have more complete vaccinations are less likely to have fever symptoms, and those who have not been vaccinated or have only received one or two doses of vaccines are more likely to have fever symptoms.


According to the information released by the CDC, the common symptoms of COVID-19 pneumonia are fever, dry cough, and fatigue, and about one-third will experience shortness of breath. Other symptoms include muscle pain, headache, sore throat, diarrhea, etc. In some cases, loss of smell or taste (or abnormality) may occur.


According to the current epidemic information, most patients can recover, and a few patients will progress to severe pneumonia, respiratory distress syndrome, multiple organ failure, shock, etc. in severe cases, and will die.

Most of the death cases had underlying medical history, such as diabetes, chronic liver disease, renal insufficiency, cardiovascular disease, etc.


According to the report, about 14% of patients with severe symptoms required hospitalization and oxygen therapy, and 5% required intensive care unit treatment. Most of the patients with COVID-19 are adults.

A small number of cases in children are mostly related to contacts or family clusters of other confirmed adult patients. Most of the cases in children have mild symptoms, but there are also sporadic death cases.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the latest statistics on COVID-19 pneumonia cases today. In the past seven days, an average of 119 new local cases of COVID-19s have been added every day.

Since May, there have been a total of 16,405 local cases of co-morbidity. There are 8,158 cases who have not received three doses of vaccine, accounting for 50% of the total, and about 71% received only one dose of vaccine. Last week, an average of 28 deaths were added every day, and 86% of the deaths were chronic diseases.


At present, XBB is still the most popular mutant strain in China, accounting for 84%. If we subdivide the types of XBB, XBB.1.16 is the most, followed by XBB.1.9, XBB.1.5, and XBB.2.3.






COVID-19 isn’t over: Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has been infected!

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