Taiwan Experiencing Anomalous COVID-19 Surge

2
47

A strange phenomenon is being observed in Taiwan that is getting scientist around the world baffled. A new surge barely a couple of weeks from the last is getting daily COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations up.

But what is strange about this new surge is that physicians are seeing many that were infected weeks ago getting re-infected again and what adds more to the confusion is that it’s the same variants that they were infected with in the last surge that is driving the re-infections irrespective of their vaccine status.

Taiwan started witnessing a drop in daily infection starting around the 28th and 29th of May 2022 till the 15th of August 2022.
https://www.google.com/search?q=taiwan+covid-19+cases&oq=taiwan+covid-19+cases&aqs=chrome..69i57j0i512j0i22i30l8.15850j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
 
The BA.5 and BA.4.6. initially caused the surge but later the BA.5.2.1, BA.5.2.16 (BF.16) and BA.2.3, BA.2.3.7 sub-lineages played a dominant role in the last few weeks of that surge.
https://cov-spectrum.org/explore/Taiwan/AllSamples/Past6M
 
https://cov-spectrum.org/collections/24?country=Taiwan
 
However, since the 16th of August 2022, daily infections are climbing back steadily with almost 40,000 New cases reported on the 17th of September and 40 deaths. https://focustaiwan.tw/society/202209170004
 
What surprised researchers was that among those reported to be re-infected, new genomic sequencings of samples collated and and past records showed that the same variants are at play in most of the cases.

2 COMMENTS

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Questo sito usa Akismet per ridurre lo spam. Scopri come i tuoi dati vengono elaborati.