Taiwan: We Tried Warning WHO About the Wuhan Coronavirus

  
Via:  heartland-american  •  one week ago  •  16 comments

By:   Beth Baumann

Taiwan: We Tried Warning WHO About the Wuhan Coronavirus
Despite knowing what they did, the WHO continued to push communist China's talking points, including the blatantly false claim that the virus is not spread through human-to-human transmission. This is something we know is the case, which is why the CDC has suggested people practice "social distancing" as much as possible. A few weeks later the WHO said it was unnecessary to restrict international air travel, which is what turned the Wuhan coronavirus epidemic into a pandemic.

There is no place to place blame for this becoming a world wide pandemic but the Chinese Communist Party and it’s leadership.  The whole world is paying the price for the malevolent stupidity of their actions. May Winnie the Pooh catch the flu! 


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According to Taiwan, the World Health Organization could have prevented the Wuhan coronavirus from becoming a pandemic had the organization listened to their early warnings. Taiwanese officials said WHO's failure to act early on has to do with its close ties to Chinese leadership, the  Daily Caller  reported. 

Taiwanese health officials alerted WHO about the Wuhan coronavirus' transmission between humans back in December but the organization failed to alert countries around the world.

One of Taiwan's chief complaints is centered around the International Health Regulations (IHR)'s reporting website, which was established so countries around the world could share data about pandemics. 

“While the IHR’s internal website provides a platform for all countries to share information on the epidemic and their response, none of the information shared by our country’s [Centers for Disease Control] is being put up there,” Taiwanese Vice President Chen Chien-Jen told the  Financial Times . “The WHO could not obtain first-hand information to study and judge whether there was human-to-human transmission of COVID-10. This led it to announce human-to-human transmission with a delay, and an opportunity to raise the alert level both in China and the wider world was lost."

Despite knowing what they did, the WHO continued to push communist China's talking points, including the blatantly false claim that the virus is not spread through human-to-human transmission. This is something we know is the case, which is why the CDC has suggested people practice "social distancing" as much as possible. A few weeks later the WHO said it was unnecessary to restrict international air travel, which is what turned the Wuhan coronavirus epidemic into a pandemic.

Even though Taiwan tried to prevent the spread to other countries by warning the WHO, the country is being punished because they question China and their tactics. In fact, Taiwan hasn't had a place at the international table since 2016, particularly at the World Health Assembly, because of Chinese pressure. 

As Matt  pointed out , Tawain isn't that far from China yet the country has sustained very few cases. As of now, the country has 153 cases and all of them are occurring because of international travel,  Reuters  reported.




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Donald J. Trump Fan #1
1  seeder  Donald J. Trump Fan #1    one week ago

Weeks after receiving Taiwan’s warning, on Jan. 14, WHO repeated China’s claim that coronavirus was not contagious among humans.  (RELATED: FLASHBACK Jan. 14: WHO Tells Everyone Don’t Worry Because China Says Coronavirus Isn’t Contagious)

Taiwan reported its concerns to a WHO framework called the International Health Regulations on Dec. 31, 2019. The IHR framework is intended to be an exchange of epidemic data between 196 countries.

“While the IHR’s internal website provides a platform for all countries to share information on the epidemic and their response, none of the information shared by our country’s [Centers for Disease Control] is being put up there,” Taiwanese Vice President Chen Chien-Jen told the Financial Times.

“The WHO could not obtain first-hand information to study and judge whether there was human-to-human transmission of COVID-10. This led it to announce human-to-human transmission with a delay, and an opportunity to raise the alert level both in China and the wider world was lost,” Chen added.

WHO declined to comment on Taiwan’s accusation, telling the Financial Times it holds “frank and open discussions on sometimes sensitive issues” with countries and in order to maintain trust it needs to “respect the confidentiality of such communications.”

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Taipei metro staff in the MRT station monitor the temperatures of passengers with a thermal scanner on March 19, 2020 in Taipei, Taiwan. Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong have had more successful approaches in battling the pandemic given their experience with SARS in 2003. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images )

Taiwan has had a model response to the coronavirus crisis. Despite being situated just 140 miles off the Chinese coast, Taiwan has had only 135 confirmed cases of the  virus  and two deaths, according to  John Hopkins University .

However, Taiwan has become largely locked out of international institutions as communist China’s influence around the world has grown.

Taiwan was excluded from an emergency committee convened by the WHO on Jan. 21 to determine whether the coronavirus outbreak would grow into an international  crisis  due to Chinese pressure to keep Taiwan from participating in international organizations,  according to  a report by Foreign Policy.     https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/20/who-taiwan-coronavirus-warning/

 
 
 
The People's Fish
2  The People's Fish    one week ago

The WHO gets on their knees for the Chicoms. Totally disgusting....

 
 
 
Donald J. Trump Fan #1
2.1  seeder  Donald J. Trump Fan #1  replied to  The People's Fish @2    one week ago

That it is and now we are paying the price.  

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
3  The Magic Eight Ball    one week ago
There is no place to place blame for this becoming a world wide pandemic but the Chinese Communist Party and it’s leadership

never trust a socialist / communist.

 
 
 
The People's Fish
3.1  The People's Fish  replied to  The Magic Eight Ball @3    one week ago

We have plenty of Bolsheviks here in America.

 
 
 
Donald J. Trump Fan #1
3.1.1  seeder  Donald J. Trump Fan #1  replied to  The People's Fish @3.1    one week ago

Known as secular progressives 

 
 
 
Donald J. Trump Fan #1
3.2  seeder  Donald J. Trump Fan #1  replied to  The Magic Eight Ball @3    one week ago

“While the IHR’s internal website provides a platform for all countries to share information on the epidemic and their response, none of the information shared by our country’s [Centers for Disease Control] is being put up there,” Taiwanese Vice President Chen Chien-Jen told the   Financial Times  . “The WHO could not obtain first-hand information to study and judge whether there was human-to-human transmission of COVID-10. This led it to announce human-to-human transmission with a delay, and an opportunity to raise the alert level both in China and the wider world was lost."

Despite knowing what they did, the WHO continued to push communist China's talking points, including the blatantly false claim that the virus is not spread through human-to-human transmission. This is something we know is the case, which is why the CDC has suggested people practice "social distancing" as much as possible. A few weeks later the WHO said it was unnecessary to restrict international air travel, which is what turned the Wuhan coronavirus epidemic into a pandemic.

https://thenewstalkers.com/community/discussion/49840/taiwan-we-tried-warning-who-about-the-wuhan-coronavirus?g=99#cm1276734

 
 
 
KDMichigan
4  KDMichigan    one week ago

I then you got the TDS sufferer's crying that President Trump dropped the ball all while ignoring the fact that their globalist programs they espouse failed the world. When this is all said and done I hope the independents look back at how theses Left -Wingers just tried to exploit another tragedy affecting us all. 

 
 
 
The People's Fish
4.1  The People's Fish  replied to  KDMichigan @4    one week ago

They know he's winning and it's ruining their minds.

 
 
 
Donald J. Trump Fan #1
4.1.1  seeder  Donald J. Trump Fan #1  replied to  The People's Fish @4.1    one week ago

their minds were ruined the night Trump pulled off the upset win against Hillary on Nov. 8, 2016.

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
4.1.2  The Magic Eight Ball  replied to  Donald J. Trump Fan #1 @4.1.1    one week ago
the upset win against Hillary on Nov. 8, 2016.

if that bitch would have won we would be completely screwed right now.

hillary would have said:

"coronavirus? at this point what difference does it make."

 
 
 
Donald J. Trump Fan #1
4.1.3  seeder  Donald J. Trump Fan #1  replied to  The Magic Eight Ball @4.1.2    one week ago

Exactly!

 
 
 
XDm9mm
4.2  XDm9mm  replied to  KDMichigan @4    one week ago
I hope the independents look back at how theses Left -Wingers just tried to exploit another tragedy affecting us all. 

As a former Presidents "Chief of Staff" famously quipped...  "You never let a serious crisis go to waste.", which was previously said by another friend and mentor to that very same President, one Saul Alinsky.

 
 
 
MUVA
4.2.1  MUVA  replied to  XDm9mm @4.2    one week ago

What kills me is the democrats that have come to complain about the lack of safety equipment,lack of ventilators had no plan themselves.They all knew this was going to happen they claim but not one of them had a plan.I guess their plan was to blame the president depending who was in office even though some of these people have been in government for 30 years.I don't give republicans a pass I can't believe there wasn't some plan to ramp up production if needed.I all hear is Obama's task force where the fuck was their plan?I guess the plan was to wait for a problem then plan.

 
 
 
Donald J. Trump Fan #1
5  seeder  Donald J. Trump Fan #1    5 days ago

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Taiwan is the latest country to accuse the  World Health Organization  of bending to  Chinese pressure  and says if the global body had listened to them, the novel coronavirus sweeping across the world could have been contained by now.

As of Tuesday morning, there have been 387,382 confirmed cases of COVID-19 --  a 12 percent increase from the day before. The United States saw a 31.9 percent jump in cases to 46,450 and is on track to eclipse China's number of 81,588.

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Health officials in Taipei said they alerted the WHO at the end of December about the risk of human-to-human transmission but says its concerns and warnings were not passed on to other countries that could have benefited from it.

Taiwan claimed its doctors had heard from their mainland China colleagues that medical staff treating patients were getting sick -- an obvious sign that person-to-person transmissions were taking place, the Financial Times reported.  Taipei officials said they reported their fears to Chinese health authorities as well as to the  International Health Regulations , a World Health Organization outfit that was created to allow countries to work together during health emergencies, but that their information fell on deaf ears.

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"While the IHR's internal website provides a platform for all countries to share information on the epidemic and their response, none of the information shared by our country's (Centers for Disease Control) is being put up there," Taiwan's Vice President Chen Chien-ien said.

What's worse is that because the WHO could not obtain first-hand information to study and judge the potential severity of the novel coronavirus, it was slow to sound the alarm, Chen said.

China only confirmed person-to-person transmission of COVID-19 on January 20, after the WHO said in mid-January that there might be "limited" cases of transmission.

Listening to Taiwan's early warnings could have saved hundreds of thousands of people from getting the deadly disease.

The problem, some say, is the relationship between the WHO and China.

CHINA'S RELATIONSHIP WITH WHO CHIEF IN WAKE OF CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK UNDER THE MICROSCOPE

China has dictated and put pressure on the WHO to play down the numbers. Bizarrely, in return, China has been showered with accolades from the global organization for its efforts to contain and control the coronavirus - something that has critics seeing red.

Instead of wasting time praising China, critics say the WHO should have taken Taiwan's warnings seriously.

Seventeen years ago, Taiwan learned some lessons during the SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) outbreak. More than 800 of its citizens died and its economy took a hit. Since then, Taiwan has prepared itself in case anything similar were to happen again.

"Learning from the experiences of SARS in 2003, Taiwan was ready when the outbreak in Wuhan occurred," Anders Rasmussen, the former NATO secretary-general and Danish prime minister, recently wrote  in an opinion piece . "After the first notifications at the end of 2019, Taipei swiftly adopted a combination of measures to identify and contain the virus, including the use of big data to help contain potential cases."

Of Taiwan's 23 million citizens, 850,000 reside in mainland China; 400,000 work there and at its narrowest point, the Taiwan Strait is just 80 miles. With those statistics, COVID-19 should be wreaking havoc in Taiwan. It has not.

Rasmussen believes countries around the world could have taken notes from Taiwan's experiences, but that China's petty play to keep Taiwan down has had crippling consequences for the rest of the world.

In recent years, Taiwan's "world-class health specialists have been shut out in the cold by Beijing's geopolitical obsessions," Rasmussen said. "In 2016, Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-Wen came to power with a mandate to assert her people's autonomy. China did not take kindly to this democratic challenge to its 'One China' policy and bullies the world's multilateral institutions into dealing only with Beijing."

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As a result, Taipei has been denied access to a number of "international fora" which it was previously able to attend as an observer, Rasmussen said.

China's critics believe if Beijing would have set its ego aside, Taiwan could have been on the front lines helping fight COVID-19, and the numbers of those infected around the world would have been dramatically lower.  https://www.foxnews.com/world/taiwan-who-china-coronavirus-warnings

 
 
 
Donald J. Trump Fan #1
5.1  seeder  Donald J. Trump Fan #1  replied to  Donald J. Trump Fan #1 @5    4 days ago

Taiwan tried to warn the world.  Communist China obstructed the effort and now many will die around the world because of China.  Taiwan deserves independence after this.  

 
 
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