After Taiwan released the email content in December asking for the personal communication of COVID-19, the World Health Organization was criticized for saying that the news was being ignored by the World Health Organization and further refused to provide information on how COVID-19 to fight. Virus.
Taiwan accused the World Health Organization of underestimating the severity and spread of the coronavirus to calm China, even when Taiwan raised the alarm, they knew there were at least seven cases of atypical pneumonia and they were the source of the virus in Wuhan.
When asked about the cases by the media, Taiwan said China’s health authorities said, “The cases were believed not SARS; however samples are still under examination, and cases have been isolated for treatment,” according to the contents of an email sent by Taiwan’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention to the WHO on Dec. 31.
“I would greatly appreciate it if you have relevant information to share with us,” the email said.
Taiwan is located about 80 miles off the coast of China, but has been around for more than 70 years since it was declared independent. However, China refuses to recognize Taiwan’s sovereignty and has worked hard to bring it under Beijing’s control.
As a result, China successfully persuaded the World Health Organization to exclude Taiwan from the organization.
The WHO denied that Taiwan ever alerted them to the potential person-to-person spread of the virus, but Taiwan’s CDC said that because they specifically mentioned “atypical pneumonia” – reminiscent of SARS, which is transmitted via human contact – “public health professionals could discern from this wording that there was a real possibility of human-to-human transmission of the disease,” they said in a press release.
“However, because at the time there were as yet no cases of the disease in Taiwan, we could not state directly and conclusively that there had been human-to-human transmission,” Taiwan’s CDC said.
Taiwan said that both the WHO and China’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention refused to provide sufficient information that the government can prepare to deal with the effects of the virus as soon as possible.
The WHO ignored warnings from Taiwan and continued to reiterate China’s false talking points — that “there was no evidence of human-to-human transmission” of the novel pathogen even as late as Jan 14.
In addition, the World Health Organization did not require Chinese officials to share the virus strains, and these strains allow diagnostic tests to be performed worldwide as soon as possible.
The tension between Taiwan and the World Health Organization has led President Trump to consider withdrawing money from the United Nations agency, which receives the most money from tax money.
Trump said at the White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing on Monday that he expected to make a decision at the end of this week after vowing that his government would “investigate” WHO actions.
WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has accused the U.S. of “politicizing” its handling of the virus and said that doing so would result in “more body bags.”