Ever since SARS, Taiwan has been ready for the next pandemic. When Covid began, the first thing the government did was to ban all travel from China. I’m talking immediately. Trump claims he did the same thing, when in reality he waited over a month to do it. Furthermore, it wasn’t actually a travel ban but a travel restriction, which only applied to non-U.S. citizens. Chinese-Americans and their families were still eligible to travel between the two countries, and thousands did, even months later.
This makes me think — should the only cases counted be those that happened in Taiwan? What about Taiwanese people who were in China momentarily and, if I understood correctly from your article, could not come home? If they contracted the disease wouldn’t it be fair to count that in Taiwan’s numbers as well? A country is responsible for its citizens after all!
Note my comment isn’t about Taiwan in particular, could be applied to many other countries, and also it’s meant to be a thought only, not a fact or anything 😊