Taiwan has released the contents of a December email discussing human-to-human spread of the Chinese Virus, which it says was ignored by the World Health Organisation. Taiwan is accusing the WHO of downplaying the severity and spread of the coronavirus in an attempt to pander to China.
World Health Organisation officials denied that Taiwan ever alerted them to the potential of human-to-human spread of the Chinese Virus. Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control said in a press conference because they specifically mentioned “atypical pneumonia” – drawing a comparison to SARS, which is transmitted between humans – “public health professionals could discern from this wording that there was a real possibility of human-to-human transmission of the disease.”
Taiwan has declared itself as an independent nation for over 70 years. China has consistently refused to acknowledge Taiwan’s sovereignty and wants it back under Beijing’s control. As a result, China has successfully persuaded the World Health Organisation to exclude Taiwan.