The Times of India
Date: May 11, 2020
If any government is to be credited with spectacular success in containing Covid-19, Taiwan has to be high up on that list. Despite having significant people-to-people and business connections with China and being in geographical proximity to Wuhan, Taiwan has been able to contain the spread of the epidemic to just 440 cases with six deaths. Plus, there has been no total lockdown of Taiwanese economy and society.
Yet Taiwan is kept out of WHO due to pressure from China, which has contributed to WHO’s reputation as being China-centric. WHO is badly in need of reform, which must include a recognition that Covid-19 is a global pandemic that can only be tackled through genuine cooperation between all international stakeholders. [FULL STORY]