Taiwan, a country that calls itself the Republic of China, has had a notably easier time mitigating the effects of the Chinese-born coronavirus pandemic than most other countries.
The East Asian state’s impressive progress comes in spite of its proximity to the mainland People’s Republic of China, which reportedly tried to conceal the dangers of the coronavirus from the international community ahead of the global outbreak. At the time of writing, the country has seen just 425 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Just 6 have died. More than 23 million people live in the island country.
China, which does not recognize Taiwan’s sovereignty, has clearly been fabricating its own data on the pandemic, claiming the communist government in Beijing has already conquered the disease. Recently revised data from the Wuhan province, the original epicenter of the pandemic, revealed this not to be the case.
Over the last week, those who have been saying that the W.H.O., the CDC, and many Democrat leaders have been giving us bad advice when it comes to fending off the Coronavirus have been vindicated. Now, President Donald Trump is directing his administration to stop payments to the W.H.O.
For more clarity on the W.H.O.’s recent history of bad decision making we can look at an article published by the New York Times in January titled “Coronavirus Is Spreading, but W.H.O. Says It’s Not a Global Emergency.”
On January 25, they wrote, “The World Health Organization decided not to declare the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak a global emergency, despite the spread of the respiratory infection from China to at least five countries. Although the disease has reached beyond China, the number of cases is still relatively small, and the disease does not seem to be spreading within those countries, agency officials said. Of more than 800 cases now reported, the wide majority — and all the 25 deaths — have been in China, according to Chinese officials.”
On Friday morning the President reinforced his decision by tweeting the following;
“….in January and February, as the Virus spread globally? Why did the W.H.O. wait as long as it did to take decisive action?”
“Why did the W.H.O. ignore an email from Taiwanese health officials in late December alerting them to the possibility that CoronaVirus could be transmitted between humans? Why did the W.H.O. make several claims about the CoronaVirus that ere either inaccurate or misleading….”
Now, this is just the latest eruption from an issue that has been going on for a long time. In January, the Director-General of the W.H.O., the dubiously credentialed Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, repeated the assertion of the Chinese government that Coronavirus is not transmissible from human to human contact.
Since the virus has been known, as far back as November of 2019, China, the W.H.O., the CDC, and Democrat leaders have been playing it down, encouraging dangerous behavior, and even flying people with the infection on planes from China to the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom.
All the while, Taiwan had taken the proper stance. JapanTimes.com wrote in an article in March entitled “As Coronavirus Hot Spots Grow, Taiwan Beating the Odds Against COVID-19.”
They write, “More than 4,000 people have died, the majority in China, and while infections there are beginning to subside, dozens of new hots pots have appeared in Europe, North America, the Middle East, and Asia. Surprisingly, one of these hot spots is not Taiwan, which ranked 30th on the list of infected areas, including the Diamond Princess cruise ship, with 45 cases, 29 still active and one death, as of Monday.”
President Trump has been taking notes on the Taiwanese response to the disease. Not surprisingly, China has labeled Taiwan an enemy of the state. The Chinese government has taken this stance for some time. But in recent days, when Taiwan authorities are telling the truth about Coronavirus, and an import and unavoidable part of that truth is that the disease originates in Wuhan, China.