WHO director-general failed to take into account country differences in virus fight: Chen
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The global health body chief carelessly changed his comments about the mortality rate, ranging from underestimating the scale of the threat to creating a panic, CNA quoted Chen as saying. The vice president gained prominence as Taiwan’s health minister during the 2003 fight against SARS.
He criticized the WHO lists which only mention the number of coronavirus cases and the number of deaths without taking the countries’ populations into account. Taiwan, Japan, and the United States would come out with the lowest incidence of the virus using the calculation method he proposed, Chen wrote on his Facebook page. [FULL STORY]