Many global health experts praise Taiwan for having a gold-standard approach in fighting the coronavirus pandemic, Taiwan so far has only 346 covid cases since January 1, 2020 as covid cases around the world hit more than 1.5 million with the United States taking the heavy toll of +400,000 cases, followed by Spain and Italy.
How Taiwan responded to the global pandemic?
When the Taiwanese government first heard of a SARS-like virus is spreading in Wuhan, China on December 2019, it immediately suspended all direct flights from Wuhan then Taiwan implemented a strict protocol of all Chinese citizens coming from mainland China that they would undergo rigorous health measures. One is that–if a Chinese mainlander has a fever, he/she would be sent back to China on the next flight, and it worked! Taiwan today has reported only 322 cases and 82 recoveries which, which earned praises from New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern and US State Sec. Pompeo.
While China is busy changing the narrative and taking a global campaign of “Masks Diplomacy” whereby China is donating thousands of masks throughout the world influence countries of not blaming China for the covid crisis.
Taiwan also has pledge 10 million masks for countries such as the United States and in Europe which were hardest hit by the pandemic.
Also, one of the key success of Taiwan for keeping covid cases so low is to never trust what the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) say specifically its Director General Tedros, so the Taiwanese government didn’t have to issue nationwide lockdowns and close schools, establishments and every Taiwanese in their daily routine.
When the World Health Organization praised China’s response to the Wuhan virus in January, it became so obvious that the WHO is just a Beijing mouthpiece that cannot be trusted to tell the truth about the seriousness of the situation.
WHO Chief Tedros was invited to Taiwan by Taiwanese Pres. Tsai but Tedros is silent
Yesterday, Taiwanese Pres. Tsai have invited WHO Chief Tedros to visit Taiwan and see it for himself how Taiwan implemented measures and responded to the covid pandemic after WHO Chief Tedros accused Taiwan of racial slurs against him.
Thinking of this political move, Pres. Tsai is an intelligent and strategic woman. It is the most perfect response to Tedros. It totally turns the tables on Tedros and exposes him of protecting the Chinese government while making Taiwan seem friendly and welcoming of which it is. We know that WHO Chief could not withstand the pressure from China and perhaps Tedros might even ask consent to Xi Jinping just to visit Taiwan so in this case, lets support Taiwan and the Taiwanese people!
The Chinese Communist Party see Taiwan as a rogue Chinese province while Taiwan see the China under the CCP a motherland that needs to be freed from the shackles of communism, deceit, manipulation, and abuses. Most governments in the world adopt a one-China policy which China is recognized as the legitimate government but in case, let’s embrace the freedom-loving Taiwan who is under a democratic and humane government.