Tales from the Taiwan quarantine hotel, day 6, thread 3.

Big changes in the food situation today.
More about that below.

This was my last thread:
There is one spot in my room where I can catch some sunlight, so that's what I saw from today's nice blue-sky winter weather in Taipei. (Hey look, I can see a tree.) ImageImage
While the balcony looks nice, I'm not able to access it, probably to contain my aerosols. So these were taken through the window that can be opened just enough to stretch out my hand.

On the positive side, there is a window and it can be opened. Neither is a given in qu. hotels. ImageImage
Let me share with you the 4 most useless items during quarantine. ImageImageImageImage
Presenting the color scheme of my world right now. Image
So, the food. (3 meals provided by hotel)

Starting today, I switched to meatless.

The diet just was not really balanced... ImageImageImageImage
So this was the selection on meatless day no. 1. Definitely more greens.

Though I am wondering if they need to stick to the "bowl of rice with vegetables" formula. ImageImageImage
BTW, this is the schedule for where the hotel gets the meals from. Image
So, what else... As recommended by y'all, I started watching #Sense8.
Not bad. Five episodes in. Suppose that cannot really be called binging...

This is the daily check-up message by the authorities. They'll re-send it in 15 minutes intervals if you don't reply.

Did not get any more phone calls after the one on day 1, though. Image
While here's some more food... I recently came up with the term #SocialDetox to describe the quarantine experience. Was really proud of that, too, until I Googled it just now and found out it's been in use since before Covid. ImageImage
What impressed me recently was the reaction to the doctor who got infected treating patients.
39 doctors and nurses from his hospital quarantined. 440 contacts tested.

Really nice touch on the cellphone stand provided by the hotel. Planning ahead for the time after the pandemic. Image

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10 Jan
Tales from the Taiwan quarantine hotel, day 2 thread.

Not entirely unexpectedly, not a lot happened today.

Except for the food.

This is how it started the other day:
Since I know this is what y'all are here for, let's get it over with.

(They sure are don't skimp on the meaty side of things.) ImageImage
Oh right, there also was a special afternoon extravaganza. ImageImage
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9 Jan
Due to popular demand, let's talk about hotel quarantine in Taiwan. Today has been my first full day in quarantine.

Others have written about it long ago, and I assume you know the basics of Taiwan's Covid prevention strategy. (If not, say so.)


So this will be my world in the next 14 days: A standard room at the Orange Hotel near Ximen, Taipei City.

Not big, but it's mine!

(Does not look so tidy anymore after I started unpacking.) ImageImageImageImage
(Wow, everything really does look bigger through a wide angle lense.) ImageImageImageImage
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Angesichts der #Neuinfektionen möchte ich noch mal auf die #Corona-Situation in #Taiwan aufmerksam machen.

Die Grafik ist aus unserem MDR-Bericht im April.

Aktuelle Werte heute:
Deutschland 334.585
Taiwan 531

Link zur Seuchenschutzbehörde hier (engl.): cdc.gov.tw/En
Taiwan hat übrigens immerhin 23 Mio. Einwohner, ist der nach Bangladesch am zweitdichtesten besiedelte Flächenstaat der Welt und hatte im Januar noch regen Flugverkehr mit China.

Ja, es ist auch eine Insel.

Nein, man kann Taiwan nicht direkt mit Deutschland vergleichen.
Wie das möglich war?

Das allerwichtigste:
Taiwan hatte schon Pläne für genau so einen Fall, als es losging.
Und hat sie dann konsequent umgesetzt. Die ersten Cluster schnell unter Kontrolle gebracht.

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Außer der FDP haben sich in den vergangenen Tagen auch mehrere CDU-MdBs für Taiwan eingesetzt, besonders für mehr Einbeziehung bei der WHO. (Thread)
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