The recent surge in Delta variant cases in Taiwan has put many people on edge, and many vendors are afraid that the government will issue another nationwide “Level 3 epidemic warning,” generating more problems for the economy.
YouTube channel “What Are Influencers Up To” (網紅在幹嘛) recently shared a video featuring many new migrants who shared their feelings about Taiwan’s epidemic prevention and reflected on the problems in their own countries.
They each listed the reasons why the epidemic situation continues to fail to improve in their home countries, which are either because of the national consensus of “not cooperating with government policies” or because the awareness of epidemic prevention is not widespread enough.
Some added that there are even people back home who do not believe in the existence of COVID-19.
In addition, there are also vaccinated people who think they are “invulnerable” because they have no side effects and go around public places without masks, making it impossible to effectively break the virus transmission chain.
A Japanese couple who has lived in Taiwan for eight to nine years mentioned the example of Taiwanese people’s “national awareness.”
Mrs. Kumagai recalled when her one-year-old child was unaware of the seriousness of the epidemic and was not wearing a mask. Many people in Taiwan gently admonished the kid, saying to the child, “Little guy, it’s dangerous to not wear a face mask right now.”
When she asked her Japanese friends, she was surprised to hear some remark, “children don’t need to wear masks.” This showed her how Taiwanese people are really serious about epidemic prevention.
Finally, on the question of whether they feel safer living in Taiwan, the foreign expats in the video responded in unison that “Taiwan is very safe” and stressed that they are “really happy to be in Taiwan now.”
They also sent their support to the world in their mother tongue, hoping that the epidemic in Taiwan will fade away soon and the world will return to normal one day.
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