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- FTC Releases Convenience Store Statistics Report
FTC；The Fair Trade Commission的縮寫，行政院公平交易委員會
The FTC has released some statistics (統計) on convenience stores in Taiwan.
The Fair Trade Commission has released a report saying that Taiwanese people
visit convenience stores an average of 137 times per year, and spend an average of 84.16 NT per visit.
It says the most frequently sold items are cigarettes, sandwiches,
microwaveable foods, and drinks.
the FTC：the Fair Trade Commission的縮寫，行政院公平交易委員會。
an average of：平均
The FTC points out that Taiwan's most prominent convenience store chains had
a total of 11,985 storefronts in 2020, an increase of 556 from 2019, and the
biggest increase since 2006.
The report adds that they had an estimated 3.2 billion visitors last year,
and that on average, there is one convenience store for every 1,996 people.
to points out：指出
- Will Taiwan do well after lowering COVID alert level?
降低COVID警戒級數後，臺灣會做得好嗎？（23 July, 2021 Shirley Lin）
The government’s decision to lower the country’s COVID-19 alert level on July 27 has some experts concerned. Will Taiwan be able to keep the pandemic under control once restrictions are lifted?
Dr. Huang Li-min, an infectious disease specialist at National Taiwan University Hospital, says that Taiwan’s current vaccination rate of 25% is far below the 80% needed to achieve herd immunity. Huang says that 75 to 80% of the population must receive two vaccine doses before Taiwan can be sure that 65% of the population is protected against COVID.
Other experts say that even if Taiwan had a stable supply of vaccine doses, it would still take another two to three months to achieve herd immunity. They say that lowering the COVID alert level is not the same as lifting a lockdown, and that people should remain vigilant.
Dr. Huang Li-min：黃立民醫生
not the same as：與……不同
Dr. Huang also says that COVID testing should still be carried out. He says that the sooner COVID patients are identified, the sooner the R number, or reproduction number, can be reduced, meaning that the outbreak is slowing down.
Keeping the pandemic at bay will also require enforcement of border controls so that other variants do not enter the country, and it will also take everyone continuing to abide by pandemic prevention rules.
be carried out：被進行，被實施
be slowing down：正在放緩