Digestive symptoms first sign of coronavirus for some patients: Study

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For some people infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, the first sign of illness is gastrointestinal symptoms, particularly diarrhea, according to a stu...

CNN lauds Taiwan's handling of Wuhan coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a Sunday (April 5) article titled "Taiwan's coronavirus response is among the best globally," CNN recognized the island country's efforts in fighting ...

Hidden suffering of coronavirus: Stigma, blaming, shaming

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — No one should have known Bella Lamilla’s name. But within hours of her diagnosis as Ecuador’s coronavirus “patient zero,” it was circulating on social media ...

Hidden suffering of coronavirus: Stigma, blaming, shaming

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — No one should have known Bella Lamilla’s name. But within hours of her diagnosis as Ecuador’s first coronavirus case, it was circulating on social media alon...

Symptomatic travelers to be directly quarantined

Starting Friday, all inbound passengers arriving in Taiwan with a fever or symptoms of respiratory tract infection will be taken to a designated quarantine facility after having their samples taken fo...

Taiwan develops rapid test kit for coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —The National Health Research Institutes (NHRI) in Taiwan announced Thursday (April 2) it has successfully developed a rapid diagnostic test for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID...

British man charged with smuggling phony coronavirus cure

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A British man accused of smuggling a phony coronavirus cure into the United States was charged Wednesday with a federal crime, prosecutors said. Frank Richard Ludl...

Taipei, Kaohsiung MRTs call for unified mask wearing standards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Metro and Kaohsiung Metro are urging the central government to introduce unified mask-wearing standards across the mass rapid transit networks. Passengers riding...

Age is not the only risk for severe coronavirus disease

WASHINGTON (AP) — Older people remain most at risk of dying as the new coronavirus continues its rampage around the globe, but they’re far from the only ones vulnerable. One of many myster...

Age is not the only risk for severe coronavirus disease

WASHINGTON (AP) — Older people remain most at risk of dying as the new coronavirus continues its rampage around the globe, but they’re far from the only ones vulnerable. One of many mysteries: Men see...

Doubts remain after China declares victory over coronavirus

April 4 will be China's Qingming festival, which is known as "Tomb-Sweeping Day" in English. On this day, many Chinese pay their respects to their ancestors by bringing flowers to their ...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC's “This Week" — White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow; Gov. John Bel Edwards, D-La.; former White House homeland s...

Taiwan government takes novel approach to fighting novel coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s government agencies are gearing up to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), with the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) taking a cue from...

Can blood from coronavirus survivors treat the newly ill?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hospitals are gearing up to test if a century-old treatment used to fight off flu and measles outbreaks in the days before vaccines, and tried more recently against SARS and Eb...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ March 24 The Chicago Tribune on adopting a pet while social distancing amid t...