(Fighting against New Coronary Pneumonia) The Taiwan epidemic has soared again, and the high infection rate of children has become the biggest concern of parents
China News Agency, Taipei, May 27. Taiwan announced on the 27th that there were 94,800 new confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia, 343 severe cases and 126 deaths. The three data are all single-day highs since the outbreak.
According to reports from Taiwanese media such as the Central News Agency, United News Network, and Zhongshi News Network, the most populous New Taipei City added the most local cases that day, reaching 19,400 cases, Taichung and Kaohsiung added more than 11,000 cases, and Taoyuan also added more than 1. million cases. Taichung and Kaohsiung, which are located in the central and southern parts of the city, recorded more than 10,000 new local cases for the first time on the 27th. Some analysts pointed out that the trend of “south rise” of the epidemic in Taiwan is obvious.
Chen Shizhong, commander of the “epidemic epidemic command center” of the Taiwan authorities, said that the local epidemic situation in Taiwan is in a “plateau stable period” and will continue for at least another two weeks. In the past two days, the death rate has exceeded 1 in 1,000, which is a warning sign, and will be responsible for the preparation of hospital wards.
The epidemic continues to rise. According to Taiwanese media analysis, compared with the number of confirmed cases in a single day, it is more worrisome that the severe case rate, the severe case fatality rate, and the deaths of children diagnosed with severe cases are more worrying. As of the 25th, there have been 15 severe cases of children in Taiwan, of which 7 were complicated by encephalitis; among the deaths of children, 5 were complicated by encephalitis. Some experts said that the proportion of severely ill children in Taiwan with encephalitis is “unusually high.”
At present, the infection rate of children under the age of 12 in Taiwan is as high as 5.84%, which is higher than the overall infection rate in Taiwan. According to media reports, how to prevent children from contracting the virus and from becoming seriously ill has become the biggest concern of Taiwanese parents.
Taiwan’s 5- to 11-year-old children have been vaccinated, and the scene of queuing up to fight has reappeared. The “United Daily News” editorial on the 27th pointed out that such pictures exposed the layers of chaos in Taiwan’s lack of vaccines, administrative rigidity and backward deployment. Compared with the “advanced deployment” boasted by the DPP authorities, it is extremely ironic.
Since the outbreak of the epidemic in 2020, the DPP authorities have been most proud of the “advance deployment” policy. In the view of scholar Zhang Guangqiu, in response to this round of Omikron variant virus epidemic, the DPP authorities took chaotic steps, “detonated the roar of grassroots medical staff”, and the amount of medical treatment could be “digging the east wall to make up for the west wall”. The current “advance deployment” is a slogan.
Du Yu, a columnist of Wind Media, said that the DPP has been in power for 6 years and prides itself on “being able to do things”. The fact is that the epidemic on the island is expanding, the pace of epidemic prevention is chaotic, public grievances are running high, and most people are not happy. The DPP authorities are not grounded and live in their own world.