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Taiwan – Taiwan and the politics of vaccine warfare (East Asia Forum)

A medical staff works at the Flower Museum where people get COVID-19 vaccination in Taipei, Taiwan, 28 July 2021. (Photo: Reuters).

Chunhuei Chi, Oregon State University

The people of Taiwan have been living in a parallel world since June 2020, with the island recording more than 250 consecutive days without any domestic cases of COVID-19. This paradise was brought back to the reality of the pandemic in late April 2021, when a pilot violated strict quarantine laws and sparked a series of domestic outbreaks. The fight against the virus is only made worse by Taiwan’s unique geopolitical position.

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