It's time for 7-Eleven to take the plastic crisis seriously: Greenpeace Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Greenpeace Taiwan is petitioning 7-Eleven to pare back its reliance on single-use plastic, as the country's leading convenience store chain runs its empire by producin...

Revolutionary Copperline Face Mask Scientifically Proven to Deactivate COVID-19 (SARS-CoV2)

Asia’s Largest and Leading Microbiology Research Institute Confirms Copperline’s Unrivalled Efficacy and Protection HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 16 September 2020 - Copperline Mask is the first...

Taiwan reports first indigenous cholera case of 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An octogenarian from eastern Taiwan has become the first local case of cholera in the country this year, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Tuesday (Sept. 15). ...

Paris art fair to go ahead despite virus pandemic

PARIS (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has led to the cancellation of this year's premiere global art fairs since March, stymieing the main commercial artery of the multibillion-dollar industry. ...

What should I look for in a hand sanitizer?

What should I look for in a hand sanitizer? Pick one that contains mostly alcohol, and has few other ingredients. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Preventio...

Taiwanese scientist who invented N95 mask highlighted by AIT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) on Sunday (Sept. 8) shared a U.S. State Department article over their Facebook account talking about Taiwanese scientist Peter Tsai ...

Jestac launches Lonprotect, Singapore's very first antiviral wallpaper and flooring

Tested and proven to deactivate 99.9% of viruses SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 31 August 2020 - Jestac, a leading interior specialist company, has launched Lonprotect, Singapore's first antiviral viny...

Judge: Feds can be sued for failures in Flint water crisis

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The federal government can be sued for negligence in the Flint water crisis, a judge said Wednesday, citing the failure of regulators to timely act as good Samaritans and blow the ...

Shigellosis breaks out in China, sickening 493 people

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage worldwide, a cluster infection of shigellosis has emerged in China, sickening 493 people in Shou County in the Chinese provin...

Is it safe to drink from a fountain during the pandemic?

Is it safe to drink from a water fountain during the pandemic? There’s no evidence you can get COVID-19 from the water itself. But since the virus may linger on surfaces, experts say...

Tips to tell real from fake Made-in-Taiwan masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With mask fraud rife in Taiwan amid robust demand, methods have emerged to determine whether a mask offers protection against COVID-19. Certified medical masks will be ...

Nantou County has Taiwan's highest incidence of tuberculosis

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nantou authorities are urging the public to be vigilant against tuberculosis (TB), an infectious disease that poses a major health threat to the central Taiwan county. ...

Schools mull outdoor classes amid virus, ventilation worries

It has been seven years since the central air conditioning system worked at the New York City middle school where Lisa Fitzgerald O’Connor teaches. As a new school year approaches amid the coronavirus...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, July 30, the 212th day of 2020. There are 154 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 3...

Very different, symbolic hajj in Saudi Arabia amid virus

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Pilgrims, donning face masks and moving in small groups after days in isolation, began arriving to Islam’s holiest site in Mecca on Wednesday for the start of a hist...