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    normality(名詞)正常

    After enjoying for more than a year of Covid-free normality, Taiwan was recently hit by a wave of coronavirus infections. Schools have been closed and restaruants offer only takeouts. There are long lines around the block at testing sites. During the past week, the government has ordered people to stay home whenever possible and to wear masks if they really need to go out. The latest numbers, around 200 and 350 new infections a day, has jolted a population that had recorded only 1290 Covid-19 cases and 12 deaths during the entire pandemic.

    在享受無新冠病毒的正常生活一年多後,台灣最近受到新一波確診病例的襲擊。學校關閉了,餐廳也僅提供外帶服務。在檢測中心周遭可見排得長長的隊伍。就在上周,台灣政府規定大家盡可能待在家,如真的必須外出,請務必戴上口罩。一天大約200到350的最新確診數字讓台灣人民震驚,畢竟在整個世界受病毒侵擾之時,台灣僅有1290個新冠病毒感染案例和12個死亡案例。

    flare-up(名詞)爆發

    “This day was bound to come sooner or later,” said Daniel Fu-chang Tsai, a professor at the National Taiwan University College of Medicine. The slow pace of immunizations together with more transmissible variants create a perfect “window” for Taiwan to experience a flare-up, said Dr. Tsai. More and more people become negligent of putting their masks on and keeping social distancing when they are in a crowd.

    「這一天遲早會來」,台大醫學院蔡甫昌教授說。疫苗接種速度緩慢,加上更具傳染力的變異病毒,製造了讓台灣疫情大爆發的完美窗口。越來越多人疏忽在人群中要戴上口罩,保持社交距離,也讓疫情爆發製造機會。

    epidemiologist(名詞)流行病學專家

    Taiwan’s battle against the virus has been complicated by a lack of vaccines, with only about 700,000 arriving to date, inlcuding 410,000 AstraZeneca shots, which have gradually immunizing health workers and other priority groups. Health Minister Chen Shih-chung said he had spoken with Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra on a video conference call about medical cooperation with the U.S. He brought up that Taiwan has an urgent need for vaccines and hoped that the United Staed could support Taiwan to obtain enough vaccines. Also, Taiwanese authorities worked with several domestic vaccine producers to expedite the development of Covid-19 vaccines. “They have reported good results in stage 2 clinical trials, and it looks like they also respond well to different variants in a laboratory setting,” said Chen Hsiu-hsi, the epidemiologist.

    台灣對抗病毒之戰因疫苗短缺而更加複雜,目前僅收到七十萬劑疫苗,其中四十萬劑AstraZeneca疫苗針對醫護人員及特定優先族群施打。衛福部長陳時中在與美國衛生部長Xavier Becerra視訊會議時,提及希望美方支持台灣取得足夠疫苗。台灣當局也與國內幾家疫苗廠商合作,希望能加速疫苗完成速度。台大公衛系教授陳秀熙表示,「國產疫苗在二期臨床試驗階段已傳出不錯的結果,也在對付變異病毒上看到不錯的保護效果。」


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