This is an interesting video about Taiwan.
They were targeted, early on, by infected communist Chinese flying in on aircraft (in Dec, early Jan). The (first woman) president of Taiwan even warned WHO about the infectious virus, but the communist leader of WHO did not share Taiwan’s letter with the rest of the world.
But Taiwan is a very regimented homogeneous small country — resulting in strict face-coverings and very few cases of COVID19.
On the contrary, the U.S. is a very large heterogeneous mass of “freedom-loving, independent-minded” people, resulting in MANY MANY more cases and deaths.