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How a False Sense of Security, and a Little Secret Tea, Broke Down Taiwan’s COVID-19 Defenses

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All it took to break down the world’s most vaunted COVID-19 defense was a little secret tea.

After almost 18 months of nearly unblemished success keeping the coronavirus pandemic at bay—including the world’s longest streak of case-free days—Taiwan is now in the grip of its first major COVID-19 surge. Total cases, which had been below 1,300 through the entire pandemic, have surged to more than 3,100 in the span of a week. Many offices have sent workers home, the streets of the capital Taipei have cleared out and the government has begun scrambling to secure vaccines to improve one of the worst inoculation rates in the developed world.

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