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Up to 70% of KN95 masks imported from China don't meet filtration standards, study says


A shortage of N95 masks forced hospitals to find alternatives to protect health care workers tending COVID-19 patients. Cue the KN95 mask. As its name advertises, the KN95 mask is meant to filter out 95% of aerosol particles. 


China claims 10.9 million COVID tests in Qingdao City all negative: Taiwan’s Health Minister says “impossible”


Chinese officials claimed yesterday that COVID-19 tests on 10.9 million people in Qingdao City, Shandong Province, had all returned negative results, but Taiwan’s Health Minister, Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), said today that such a result was impossible.


Turning the page: New book makes wearing a mask fun for children


For Delray Beach’s Shannon Q. McDonald, one emotional aspect of the COVID-19 pandemic is its effect on children as they have endured school closures, the inability to play outside with their friends, or attend parties and other activities.


Taiwan Touts Ties With Lawmakers, Mask Donations During Virtual National Day Celebration


Taiwan’s local diplomatic office is never shy when it comes to holiday celebrations, often hosting highly visible soirees that attract substantial crowds. This year, that was impossible due to the pandemic, particularly given that much of the island’s resurgent diplomatic momentum in the world is based on its handling of the coronavirus.


Aerosol study shows minimal risk for travelers wearing masks in planes


AUSTIN, Texas - Ahead of the holiday travel season, United Airlines and the U.S Department of Defense conducted a landmark study to answer a pressing question, what is the risk of contracting COVID-19 on a flight?


Taiwan adds four new COVID-19 cases


Four individuals tested positive for COVID-19 in Taiwan Friday, raising the island’s total infections to 535, the island’s epidemic monitoring agency said. The four are Indonesian nationals who landed in Taiwan for study on Sept. 30 and took the COVID-19 tests on Oct. 15 when they concluded the quarantine at assigned hotels, according to a statement from the agency.


Masks don't cause overexposure to carbon dioxide, not even in patients with lung diseases: Study  


During the COVID-19 pandemic, the wearing of face masks has become a highly political issue with some individuals falsely claiming that wearing face masks may be putting people's health at risk. 


Taiwan’s unlikely path to public trust provides lessons for the US


As the world continues to struggle with managing the myriad challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic — public health, economic, socio-political — Taiwan’s response has stood out as a model of excellence.


The Ins and Outs of Mask Etiquette


What to say in awkward situations — at get-togethers, in public or at work. Wearing a mask in public may be the new normal, but it can sure lead to a variety of awkward moments — for instance, how to get across, say, that that mask needs to go over your nose, too?


Taiwan led the world in closing down for Covid-19, now it wants to do the same with opening back up


Taipei, Taiwan (CNN) New arrivals to Taiwan might be forgiven for thinking they've stepped back in time. On the streets of the island's capital, Taipei, pedestrians appear more concerned with staying out of the hot midday sun than maintaining any semblance of social distancing. 


CORONAVIRUS/President Tsai wishes Trump swift recovery from COVID-19

Taipei, Oct. 2 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) wishes U.S. President Donald Trump a speedy recovery from COVID-19, the Presidential Office said Friday, hours after Trump tweeted that he had tested positive for the virus.. 


Trump says he and first lady tested positive for coronavirus

President Donald Trump said early Friday that he and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus, one month before the election and a little more than a day after the president was in Minnesota. 


Hospitals, doctors urge 50 U.S. senators call for trade pact talks with Taiwan

Washington, Oct. 1 (CNA) Half of the 100 members of the United States Senate issued a call Thursday for their country to start formal negotiations on a comprehensive bilateral trade agreement (BTA) with Taiwan.