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  • Hi guys. Welcome back on my channel.

  • My name is Charlotte and today I am bringing you a new episode of Taiwan in the international news.

  • Taiwan and Denmark develop a rapid test kit for COVID-19

  • As I am filming this video, I saw that we hit 20000 subscribers?! That is so crazy!

  • If someone would have told me a few months ago that one day in my life I would have 20000 subscribers,

  • I would not have believed them.

  • We just made it!

  • Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Everyone who liked my videos, who watched my videos, who made some comments,

  • who enjoys my content, I really want to thank you from the bottom of my heart!

  • I will be doing my best to keep making videos and to keep giving you some quality content.

  • Today I want to talk about an article with the title: “TaiwanDenmark develop rapid test kit for COVID-19”

  • That is awesome news. It is about a test kit that only takes 12 minutes to have results.

  • I also want to mention another article from Belgium.

  • I thought it was so dramatic and hilarious how something could go so wrong with the tests in Belgium.

  • First, the article published on the 20th of April in the BioSpectrum Asia Edition says:

  • Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan has announced that a joint effort of Taiwan-Denmark startup BluSense Diagnostics

  • and Taoyuan City-headquartered Ten-Chen Medical Group in northern Taiwan,

  • has developed a rapid test kit for COVID-19. Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan announced the progress on 10 April 2020.

  • The test kit has 90 per cent sensitivity rate and can detect the virus in only 12 minutes from a single drop of blood, the MOST said.

  • It can be used to diagnose asymptomatic cases and determine whether it is safe to release a COVID-19 patient from the hospital.

  • That is awesome news!

  • Clinical trials were carried out with promising results in the first week of April at Hvidovre Hospital, the second-largest medical centre in Denmark.

  • Additional testing will be conducted in hospitals in Italy over the following week, with the kit estimated to receive EU certification in May.

  • I wonder if that is already happening right now? I have not heard of it.

  • I think this is amazing news because this is one of the problems. People who do not have any symptoms can pass on COVID-19

  • This test is so fast and convenient, and you just need one drop of blood, can give us such fast results

  • That is something we needed urgently.

  • I want to show you something else. In contrast with this article

  • In Belgium, we had an article that I translated for you, published byHet Nieuwsbladon the 10th of April.

  • The title was: “Bleeding noses caused by wrong instructions. What went wrong with the Corona tests.”

  • Taiwan and Denmark are successful with testing and Belgium

  • It was not really Belgium's fault. I am going to translate the article for you, so you know what went wrong with the tests.

  • It is not really Belgium's fault, but it was dramatic and sad to see this.

  • The nursing homes and care facilities finally received the 20.000 tests that were promised to them.

  • But the first tests were not free of complications. Several test kits included wrong instructions.

  • The consequences were bleeding noses and wasted tests.

  • A usual corona test is constituted with a long and thin cotton swab that goes deep into the nose canal.

  • This is what the guidelines present in the test kit explained. But not all off the test swabs that were delivered were fit to go into the nose.

  • Some of them are bigger and are meant to be used for a throat swab. In your mouth, not in your nose.

  • If you forcefully push the thicker swab into the nose, it will lead to a lot of pain and bleeding noses.

  • On top of that, most of the swabs that have been wrongfully used cannot deliver any reliable results.

  • It only took a few hours for the right information to be shared, but this information came too late for some places.

  • They are currently waiting for exact numbers of tests that have been wasted.

  • As you can see, the problem was that the tests that were delivered here in Belgium had instructions that were meant to be for nose swabs

  • But some of the swabs were meant to be used for the throat. Nobody could have known that

  • It was very shocking to see. Even the right nose swab looks so uncomfortable. They push it very deep into your nose.

  • I saw a video on the news of an old man who was getting this test and it was shocking. How deep is it going?!

  • If you can imagine that this unpleasant experience is even worse because they used the wrong swab

  • It is dramatic and I cannot even imagine the pain that those people must have felt.

  • I thought this was an interesting little fact to share with you guys.

  • In Belgium right now, there are many more people that are being tested and now the right information about the tests is being spread.

  • The mistake has been corrected. But this was still a very unfortunate event.

  • This is how a normal Corona test should be (through the nose).

  • But several test kits that were sent to the care facilities included bigger swabs, that were meant to be used for throat tests

  • We received several messages from the care facilities that the tests were difficult and causing a lot of pain

  • We investigated it and discovered that some of the tests did not include the right instructions.

  • The normal nose test is very unpleasant. A wrong nose test is even more painful.

  • The results of these wrong tests might be inaccurate.

  • It is time to read some of your comments on my previous videoWhat Belgium failed to learn from Taiwan”.

  • The first comment I see here is from Hao-Jen Wang. You wrote it in 2 languages! Thank you so much.

  • In your video, I think a bit of an important issue is the trade-off of personal privacy in epidemic prevention,

  • but I think this is also taken into consideration by the Taiwan government.

  • First, the government will delete the information monitored during the quarantine period after the 14-day in order to ensure personal privacy,

  • in addition, we do not monitor detailed information that is too private like South Korea or China, because that may cause subsequent social problems.

  • I think this is also a reason why New Zealand will choose to learn from Taiwan rather than South Korea or other countries

  • because we will consider the effects of epidemic prevention, human rights, and personal privacy.”

  • That was indeed a big deal here in Belgium. When thetracingwas mentioned for the first time,

  • People were freaking out. They were concerned about their privacy. I do not know about the situation in South Korea or China

  • It is good to hear that Taiwan is taking all the different factors into consideration to have a safetracingof people.

  • One comment says: If the mask is useless, the medical staff will not wear it.

  • It is said that masks are useless, just because there are not enough masks to supply, and masks should be reserved for medical personnel.

  • After all, the medical staff has fallen, and no one can treat the infected patients.

  • That is true, I completely agree that if the government was aware we needed the masks but they decided not to tell us,

  • It was probably for a good reason, to keep it for the medical staff. If that is the case, I feel lied to

  • I do not care much; I am staying at home, so I do not need a mask. I would gladly leave my masks to the medical staff

  • Because I know that they have to face the virus.

  • But to say to everyone that the mask isuseless”, I think that goes too far.

  • Maybe they could have said: “You can make a home-made mask for yourself; it can help. Let us leave the real masks for the medical staff.”

  • I think that everyone would have complied. I hope that the government can be transparent.

  • Kenzoa2 writes: “Many people say that it is easier for island countries to control the epidemic ~ so it is not so serious ~

  • but the United Kingdom is also an island country ~ but it is quite serious there ~ the situation in Japan is not good ~

  • I think the attitude to the virus at the beginning is the key !!”

  • I think that is true. It is so important to react fast like Taiwan did.

  • It would be absurd to say the only reason why Taiwan succeeded was because they are an island.

  • That is not true. You can compare with other islands.

  • I had to take a little break because there was a tractor passing in front of my house. It was super noisy!

  • That was it for today's episode of Taiwan in the international news. I hope you enjoyed because I always enjoy making these videos

  • Do not forget to like and subscribe, because it really helps me.

  • I hope to see you very soon in the next video. Bye bye ~

Hi guys. Welcome back on my channel.

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