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Taiwan kicks off vaccination drive with AstraZeneca shots

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If there is one country who has shown what can be achieved through maturity and intelligence , it is Taiwan!!!!

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I am a fan of Taiwan and their culture and especially their food and super friendly people. They have to be kind to accept my poor Chinese accent and abilities.

If I was a Taiwanese national I would not want to inject something made in China when the mainland government keeps telling Taiwan that they will take over the island in anyway they can. Um...possible poisoning would constantly be on my mind.

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Taiwanese law bans import of Chinese vaccines made for human use. 

Almost laughed after reading that one.

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Hope Taiwan does better with the AZ than Denmark did.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-denmark/denmark-reports-two-cases-of-serious-illness-including-one-death-after-astrazeneca-shot-idUSKBN2BC0A4

Taiwanese law bans import of Chinese vaccines made for human use. 

Hmm...Sounds like something the rest of the world should consider.

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Nobody wants AZ now the truth is out. Coming soon on the shelves of ¥100 shops.

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It will be interesting to see if there is a difference on the reactions after the second dose in Asian countries, if the reason is cross-reactive immunity against a previous adenovirus infection the incidence would be very different from what has been observed in Europe.

Hope Taiwan does better with the AZ than Denmark did.

Since the appearance of venous tromboembolism is not increased after vaccination and it represent the normal incidence rates, epidemiologically it would be very likely Taiwan will do better. After all the incidence in caucasian populations is 71–117/100,000 person/years while in Taiwan is 15.9/100,000 person-years, so it woud be normal to expect around 1/4 of the cases.

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@Goodlucktoyou: What truth? Are you confused about something that has now been disproven. However, I will give you 1000 Yen if you can deliver me YOUR shot now, rather than the 100 yen you think it will raise.

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Curiouser and curiouser: AstraZeneca's head of R&D dies suddenly of CJD

https://www.reuters.com/article/astr...-idUSL4N2LJ0BV

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@Ego....Again. You try to make this a 'conspiracy' theory and do NOT state facts.

1: He was head of Cancer Research - not R&D in general - 2: You do not die suddenly die of CJD, as I suspect you well know. What is it with you anti-vaxxers?

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maybe because "immunology" and "oncology" all sound the same, they have this "logy" thing, probably a code name for the reptiliens trying to take over.

And moderators, my post makes at least as much sense as some of the ones above

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The UK have given about 15 million AstraZeneca vaccinations. One shot shop at production price. The UK have given a further 15 million first shot vaccinations. The EMS have approved the AstraZeneca vaccine.

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Nobody wants AZ now the truth is out. Coming soon on the shelves of ¥100 shops.

That after investigating the incidents, the European Medical Agency didn't find a connection between AZ and blood clots? That millions of British citizens have already been AZ-vaccinated and zero blood clots?

Meanwhile, where are the Chinese vaccines publishing their final clinical results in a credible peer-reviewed publication? Seems their truth is not out; yet giving them out to nations for cheaps

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Today, a released American report clears AstraZeneca for full use.

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