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中國病毒舉世戰疫World fight Chinese virus

[轉載自:民報]

[謝鎮寬]於2020-03-28 18:03:03上傳[]

 





中國病毒舉世戰疫

新冠肺炎源自武漢

歷史是人類生活經驗的累積,應該給予忠實記載,才能讓後代子孫知所借鏡,引以為鑑。目前這個令世人束手無策的肺炎,讓舉世相繼淪為疫區家破人亡,重愴國際經濟,封城、封州、鎖國、鎖洲全球淪陷,其慘況牽連遠高於SARS侵台、911襲美、甚至第二次世界大戰。究竟是誰人使然、戰端何起、源自何處、如何遍佈全球各地、舉世遭殃,該如何因應、何時會結束?我們又從這次戰疫中,獲得什麼教訓?

中國國家主席習近平急於要中國生產工廠復工,讓工人回到工作崗位上,及洗刷武漢肺炎疫情散播,而遭天怒人怨全球齊聲指責的惡名,在疫情爆發超過100天之後,於3月10日到武漢視察,結果中國全國確診數應聲歸零,但全球卻日以千計成長,大國戰疫習到疫除,習的國果然真是太厲害了。接著中國外交部發言人趙立堅於3月12日,透過媒體直接點名指控新冠病毒可能是美國軍人,於2019年10月18日參加第七屆世界軍人運動會時,把病毒帶進武漢,美國欠中國一個說明與道歉。中國很明顯想透過其國家發言人,來甩鍋肺炎禍害人類之責,只可惜他找錯了對象,把川普當成軟柿子,踢到了鐵板,它甚至有可能導引觸發第三次世界大戰。

吹哨者犧牲釀成大流行

中國的甩鍋邏輯根本不通,想想看,為何世界所有參與109國9308名軍人、包括解放軍在內都沒事,而只有武漢百姓中毒?況且依據湖北日報、2019年9月26日報導,武漢海關聯合軍運會執委會,於9月18日在武漢天河機場、軍運會航空口岸專用通道開通,舉行應急處置測試活動,早已將新型冠狀病毒感染的處置過程:包括流行病學調查、醫學排查、臨時檢疫區域設置、隔離留驗、病例轉送和衛生處理等多個環節演練。換句話說,武漢地區早在去年九月間,就已熟知新型冠狀病毒的存在,並且演練如何處理它、所可能引起的流行病疫情。

無奈的是,武漢當地許多諸如李文亮醫師的吹哨者,雖於去年12月就提出警告,反被當局者訓誡、低頭認錯、寫悔過書。國家主席習近平雖然自承早在1月7日就獲知疫情通報,但卻遲至1月23日才著手不當封城,而讓五百萬知情者連夜出奔,病毒循著一帶一路途徑流竄,從中國到亞洲輾轉蔓延全球各地。南韓、日本是繼中國之後,在亞洲遭受疫情肆虐的國家。接著它隨絲路西進,在伊朗、義大利落腳,然後向英、法、德、瑞、西班牙擴散,終致整個歐洲淪陷。病毒隨機東奔,跨越太平洋,落點美國西岸西雅圖、舊金山、洛杉磯,及東岸紐約、波士頓,現已全面覆蓋美國、加拿大。當下疫情滿天下,世界衛生組織終於3月11日,正式將COVID-19 (China Outputs Virus in December 2019)「中國於2019年12月輸出的病毒」,宣佈為「全球大流行 (Pandemic)」。

將病源栽贓美軍 川普暴怒

美國國務院於3月13日召見中國駐美大使崔天凱,當面表達抗議趙立堅的誣告。川普總統也於當天下午在白宮召開記者會,他說習近平知道肺炎病毒從哪來,我們也都知道它從哪裡來。3月16日國務卿龐培歐與中國中央外事辦主任楊潔箎通話表達強烈抗議,當天川普首次使用「中國病毒」。3月18日川普在白宮記者會,具體回應這完全和種族歧視無關,而是病毒本來就起源於中國,所以就該如此稱呼,更直言只要他當美國總統的一天,就絕不允許把病毒來源栽贓給美軍。

中國病毒一詞,在美國華文媒體引起極大的關注,多半引導指責川普蓄意挑起種族歧視,觸發仇中心態,擔心爆發排華事件歷史重演。但社會大眾多半肯定支持川普,認為他言有所本、就事論事。肺炎本來就是從中國武漢往外擴散流竄,以致蔓全世界。中國想透過其外交部發言人,栽贓誣詆美軍、顛倒是非,當然不會被美國三軍統帥接受。把武漢肺炎正名為中國病毒,真的就是事實陳述,絲毫沒有任何種族歧視,同時也還武漢人民一個公道,吹哨者如李文亮是令人尊敬的犧牲者、不該背黑鍋。況且,目前世上有許多瘟疫,都以源生國命名,如德國麻疹、日本腦炎、伊波拉病毒、西班牙流感、香港腳,難道世人就會針對疫情所冠國家的國民有所歧視嗎?華人若不喜歡世人叫中國病毒,那為何還要蓄意挑釁、抹黑甩鍋給美國呢?

鐵腕防疫為全民健保催生

美國雖然是第一個從武漢撤僑的國家,被撤回的僑民也都獲得妥善的照顧,但畢竟美國還沒有實行全民健保制度,以致一般人民不會動輒就醫,除非不得以。剛開始,美國人真的不知要到哪裡看診?有家庭醫生者,被告知到醫院去看診,醫院要你到指定醫院,而後被告知去與疾管局聯絡,最終又回到原點,仍然不知到那裡看診,何況那些沒錢或沒有主治醫師的素民。還好在川普總統緊急令下,美國動起來了。除了現有醫療體系外,在全美各地Walmart, Walgreen, CVS, Target停車場都將設立得來速Drive-through不下車新冠檢測站,提供給普羅市民免費篩檢。檢測必須事先到指定網站,登記填寫資料,24-36小時後可到原站索取檢驗報告。過去美國沒有全民健保,所以疫情追蹤不易,這次鐵腕防疫,其實正悄悄地試行推展全民健保,短期間世人可能看到美國確診人數飆升,但這畢竟是一條聯邦醫療保險催生之道,愈早愈好。

在這一波疫情的衝擊下,美國幾乎遍體鱗傷、體無完膚全境淪為疫區,確診例一路飆升,目前已有39451例、469死亡,世界排名第3,僅次於中國、義大利,但相信很快就會超義追中,成為疫情大國。雖然川普總統早在 1 月 31 日就發布了發布緊急命令,宣布進入『全國公共衛生緊急狀態』,禁止過去 14 日內前往中國(不含港澳)的外國旅客入境;美國公民和綠卡持有者及其直系親屬不在此限,但從重災區武漢返美的人士須強制隔離兩週,從中國其他城市返美者則容許自我隔離兩週」。當時自我隔離者,防護措施普遍不足,幾乎沒有人會在外出時帶口罩。而且歐洲禁令,遲至3月14日凌晨4點才生效,在來自中國與歐洲、東西兩岸疫情夾攻下,已是傷痕累累幾乎潰不成軍。還好在趙立堅的叫陣下,川普於3月13日宣佈美國進入緊急狀態,於3月18日啟動國防生產法,美國已經正式進入戰爭狀態。敵人是習近平派出,來無影、去無蹤的中國病毒超強肺炎殺手。

習武除疫請鬼拿藥單

川普尚未回拳出擊,時下救急第一。他已先後派出海軍醫療船,進駐紐約州及加州,待命準備救援。目前紐約州有20875確診、157死亡是災情最嚴重地區,華盛頓州1996確診、95死亡,紐澤西州1914確診21死亡,加州1802確診、35死亡。加州大約有4000萬人,遠比台灣人口多,且族群複雜。因氣候宜居,是全世界移民熱愛最想追求的美國夢聖地。舊金山灣區人口約700萬,矽谷是全球高科技重鎮、高就業率,自然吸引了世界各國高科技人才。自3月16日開始,居民必須就地庇護或居家避難。剛開始居民有所恐慌,紛紛到超市搶購生活必須品,但經過宣導而且超市貨架,也都迅速在第二天就把貨品補齊,大致任何人隨時都可以,買到自己所需的生活日用品、必須品及食物。政府也允許市民登山、遠足、騎自行車、戶外跑步、健行、公園漫步、遛狗等健身必需活動,但要切記必須保持6呎的社交距離。所以大體來說市民生活安逸如昔,只是不能像往日隨意到館子、餐敘、聚會,上學、上課、上班,看球賽、看電影、看歌劇。

反觀中國,他們卻推出一套完全不同的防疫體系,單靠習近平3月10日到武漢疫區一巡,就全國肺炎疫情瞬間煙消雲散,而那些原先罹患者、也無藥痊癒。當全球確診例、日以千計,但中國卻只有個位數,幾乎是零成長。真是太神奇、太不可思議。方艙醫院的病人到哪兒去?武漢醫生說都回家了。治好了、有疫苗、有特效藥?原來方艙醫院是用政治治療,把醫院淨空關閉,他們把隔離的民眾被放回家,這是政治治癒,而不是真正應有的醫學治癒。中國國務院副總理孫春蘭,於3月5日巡視武漢疫區時,被嗆:「假的!全都是假的!」,相信這是最真實的寫照。至於,習武斷疫、不藥自癒、確診掛零、堪稱華陀再世,那也未免太扯了吧!現在中國還要到各國去推展肺炎外交,相信最好的對策,何不重金禮聘、請習大大周遊列國,看是否都能習到病除,讓世人見識一下中國的真工夫。

佛系防疫全國禁令

英國是歐洲民主典範的國家,但應對武漢肺炎病情卻採取隨緣放生,當有人被感染發燒時,要他自我隔離七天再叫救護車,政府不會檢測每一個自認有症狀的人,如果高燒不退,那時再尋醫就診,當全國有一定人數感染,自然產生抗體,社會就能獲得免疫,即所謂「群體免疫」(herd immunity),然後就不會再傳染給其他未染病的人。這就是所謂「佛系防疫」,即採取放任民眾感染無為而治、等到有60%以上的人口都感染的話,就會形成免疫力,屆時病毒就難以繼續傳播下去。行不行、天曉得。

但隨著疫情迅速蔓延,目前有5683確診281死亡,首相強森說倫敦封城機率是零,但他還是祭出一項「全國禁令」,所有酒吧、飯店、劇院、電影院等等公共場合,無限期關閉,以防止病毒的進一步擴散和傳播。

中國隱瞞疫情世衛拍馬逢迎

由於國情不同、文化差異,中國、義大利、西班牙、美國、德國、伊朗、法國、韓國、瑞士的確診人數,都遠遠超過英國。這次肺炎風暴,確實把全球政經、旅遊、生產、製造、衛福、健保體系,吹得東倒西歪。有些國家天生樂觀,不把疫情當回事,致延誤搶救時機而造成巨大的傷亡與損失,確實令人扼腕。其中最令人無法接受的就是,病毒源發地中國,因為習大大隱瞞疫情,未能喚起世人即時防治,及世衛組織秘書長譚德塞的馬屁逢迎,任其飄流世界各地,終致星火燎原,造成疫情擴散瀰漫全球而一發不可收拾。
台灣因有個歹厝邊緊鄰中國,而且又與它關係特殊,有眾多人民或居留、或經商、或旅遊頻繁出入,往來中國,原本被國際社會認為,可能是中國境外最危險的國家。結果由於2003年非典肺炎SARS來襲時,台灣倍受中國打壓、中國世衛代表沙祖康說「誰理以你們」,以致被國際社會孤立,無法獲得有效防疫資訊,造成346例確診73人死亡,不想再重蹈覆轍。

台灣在這次肺炎風暴中步步為營,不敢輕言大意,行政決策果斷明確、國人優先、台灣第一,企業回饋參與搶救口罩自製、自給自足,不須仰賴進口。第一線衛福人員堅守職責,醫護人員愛心看護,完善的全民健保制度,加上公民社會自我提升自主隔離,我們高品質的防疫成果受到世人的讚許和美譽。

記取教訓遠離中國

3月18日美國在台協會台北辦事處與外交部發表「台美防疫夥伴關係聯合聲明」,強調台美攜手對抗武漢肺炎疫情的決心。外交部指出,未來雙方將在台美密切合作交流的既有成果基礎上,推動更快速以及更多層面的合作,共同維護全人類的健康安全。台灣的防疫工作同時也受到歐盟各國的肯定,紛紛主動聯繫尋求學習與合作。

這場瘟疫幾時結束,無人能知。但它已悄悄地奪走了世人的生命和財產,也強勢地扭轉我們的生活習慣,全世界都已被捲入,我們正與一個不見首尾的天敵對抗,這是一場不折不扣的第三次世界大戰。相信人類不會束手無策,坐以待斃。從疫情的發展我們看到,舉凡追隨中國者都犧牲慘重。而病毒源發地中國習大大,至今還想隱瞞甩鍋嫁禍美軍,確實令人憤慨與不齒。習大大最少應該,開誠布公向世人說聲道歉。痛定思痛、記取教訓、遠離中國、才能保命。台灣未來的出路應該就是,徹底與中國劃清界線。台灣就是台灣、不是任何形式的中國。

謝鎮寬
加州、海沃

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【專文】中國病毒舉世戰疫
文/謝鎮寬(加州、海沃) 2020-03-23 10:35

World fight Chinese virus

COVID-19 originates from Wuhan China

History is the accumulation of human life experience. It should be faithfully recorded so that future generations can learn from it as a reference. At present, the pandemic has left the world helpless, has caused the world to become a virus-stricken area, and has badly hit the international economy. The closure of city, state, country, and even the entire Europe has turned the entire global into a tragedy far higher than SARS invasion of Taiwan, 911 attacks on the US, Even WWII. Who caused it, where did the virus war start, where did it come from, how did it spread all over the world, how did the world suffer, how should we respond, and when will it end? What lessons have we learned from this war pandemic?

Chinese President Xi Jinping is eager to resume production work in China so call labors back to work and cleanse the stigma of spreading Wuhan virus caused the unanimous accusations in the world. After more than 100 days of the outbreak, he visit Wuhan on March 10 to inspect the plague area, the number of confirmed infected cases nationwide in China drop to zero, but the world has grown by the thousands a day, and in China once Xi visit virus stop. Xi's empire is really too powerful. Then on March 12, Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Zhao Lijian said COVID-19 it might be US Army who brought the epidemic to China when they participated in the 7th World Military Games on October 18, 2019, the virus was brought into Wuhan. The US owes China an explanation and an apology. China clearly wants to use its national spokesperson to pass the blame of spreading epidemic for harm to humanity. Unfortunately, he found the wrong object, treated Trump as a soft persimmon, and kicked an iron plate. It may even lead to triggering the WWIII.

Whistler Li sacrificed it turned into pandemic

The logic of China's shifting responsibility is totally unreasonable. Look, why all 9,308 soldiers including PLA from 109 participating countries were safe, but only Wuhan people infected? Moreover, according to the Hubei Daily of September 26, 2019, the Wuhan Customs Joint Military Games Executive Committee opened a special channel at Wuhan Tianhe Airport and the aviation port of the Military Games on September 18 to hold emergency disposal and testing activities. Disposal process of new coronavirus infections: Including epidemiological investigations, medical investigations, temporary quarantine area setting, isolation and inspection, case transfer and sanitary treatment, etc. In other words, as early as September last year, the Wuhan area was already familiar with the existence of the new coronavirus and drilled to deal with it and the possible epidemic.

Unfortunately, many Wuhan local people such as whistlers Dr. Li Wenliang, warned in December last year that they were admonished by the authorities, bowed their heads to admit their mistakes, and wrote admonition statement. Although Xi was informed of the epidemic as early as January 7, he waited until January 23 improperly shutdown the city, leaving five million residents to escape worldwide overnight. The virus flowed along the Belt and Road. From China to Asia, it spreads all over the world. South Korea and Japan are countries that have severely suffered the epidemic in Asia at the first outbreak. Then it moved westward along the Silk Road, settled in Iran and Italy, then spread to UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, and Spain, and eventually fell across Europe. The virus randomly ran eastward across the Pacific Ocean and landed in Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles on the west coast of the US, and New York and Boston on the east coast, now covering all over the US and Canada. At present, the world is full of epidemics. Finally, on March 11, the WHO officially declared COVID-19 (China Outputs Virus in December 2019) "the virus that China exported in December 2019" as a "Pandemic".

Shifted blame to US soldiers made Trump angry

The US State Department summoned Chinese Ambassador to the US Cui Tiankai on March 13 to express a face-to-face protest against Chao Lijian's false charge. President Trump also held a press conference at the White House that afternoon. He said that Xi Jinping knew where the pandemic virus came from, and we all knew where it came from. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke by phone on March 16 with Yang Jiechi, Director of the Office of Foreign Affairs of the Communist Party of China, conveyed strong US objections to PRC efforts to shift blame for COVID-19 to the US. That day, Trump used the "Chinese virus" for the first time. Trump’s press conference at the White House on March 18 specifically responded that it had nothing to do with racial discrimination, but that the virus originally started from China, so it should be called like this, even more frankly, as long as he was the president of the US, he would never be allowed to the source of the virus was falsely planted to the US military.

The term "Chinese virus" has aroused great attention in Chinese media in the US, and most of them have led to accusing Trump of deliberately provoking racial discrimination, triggering a state of hatred, and fearing the recurrence of the history of exclusion. But most of the society certainly supports Trump, thinking that he has simply pointed out the fact. Pandemic originally start from Wuhan, China, and spread throughout the world. China wants to use its spokesman of the foreign ministry to plunder the U.S. soldiers and reverse right and wrong, of course, it will not be accepted by the U.S. military commander. It is really a statement of fact that Wuhan pneumonia should correctly be called the Chinese virus. There is no racial discrimination at all. At the same time, it is fair to the people of Wuhan. Whistlers such as Li Wenliang are respectable victims and should not be a scapegoat. Moreover, there are many plagues in the world, all named after the country of origin, such as German measles, Japanese encephalitis, Ebola virus, Spanish flu, and Hong Kong feet. Will the world discriminate against the nationals of the countries affected by the epidemic? If the Chinese do not like the world to call the Chinese virus, why should they shift the blame to the US?

Emergency order led way to universal Insurance

Although the US was the first country to evacuate its citizens from Wuhan, the evacuated expatriates also received proper care. However, after all, the US has not implemented a universal health insurance system, so that the general public will not seek medical treatment unless they have no other choice. At first, citizens really don’t know where to go for a virus test? People who have family doctors were told to go to the hospital for treatment. The hospital asked you to go to the designated hospital, and then they were told to contact the CDC, and eventually returned to the original point. They still don’t know where to go for treatment. General public and those have no insurance, no family doctor even worse. Fortunately, under President Trump's emergency order, the US moved. In addition to the existing medical system, Walmart, Walgreen, CVS, and Target parking lots throughout the US will be set up drive-thru testing site to provide free screening for the general public. The test must go to the designated website in advance, register and fill in the information, and the exam report can be obtained from the original station after 24-36 hours. In the past, there was no universal health insurance in the US, so it was not easy to track the pandemic. This time, the iron-fisted pandemic prevention is actually quietly trying to promote universal health insurance. Get better early.

Under the impact of this wave of pandemics, the US has almost become wound with scales and incomplete skin. The number of confirmed cases has soared. Currently, there are 39451 cases with 469 deaths. It ranks third in the world, behind China, and Italy. But I believe it will soon catch up with Italy and become a major infected nation. Although President Trump issued an emergency order as early as January 31, announcing entry into the “National Public Health Emergency”, banning foreign visitors to China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) within the past 14 days; US citizens and green card holders It is not limited to this and their immediate family members, but those returning to the US from the worst-hit areas in Wuhan must be isolated for two weeks, and those returning to the US from other cities in China are allowed to quarantine for two weeks." Those who were self-quarantined at that time were generally inadequate in protective measures, and almost no one would wear a mask when going out. Moreover, the European ban did not take effect until 4am on March 14th. Under the outbreak of pandemics from China, Europe, attack from the East and the West, it was scarred and almost impossible to defeat. Fortunately, under the call of Chao Lijian, Trump announced that the US entered a state of emergency on March 13, and launched the National Defense Production Law on March 18, and the US has officially entered a state of war. The enemy was a Chinese virus super pneumonia killer, approaching without casting a shadow and leaving with a trace, sent by Xi Jinping.

Xi cured Chinese virus like to drink from poisoned chalice

Trump hasn't fought back yet, and is now the first to rescue. He has sent US Navy hospital ships to New York and California, and is on standby for rescue. At present, there are 20875 confirmed cases and 157 deaths in New York State, which is the worst affected area. 2844 confirmed 27 deaths in New Jersey, 1996 confirmed 95 deaths in Washington State and 1828 confirmed 35 deaths in California. It has a population of about 40 million, much larger than Taiwan's and has a complex ethnic group. Because of its livable climate, it is the most favor American dream place that immigrants all over the world love to pursue. The San Francisco Bay Area has a population of about 7 million. Silicon Valley is a global high-tech town with a high employment rate, which naturally attracts high-tech talents from all over the world. Beginning March 16th, Bay Area residents must take shelter-in-place or stay at home. At the beginning, residents were panicking, and they went to the supermarket to snap up daily necessities, but after the introduction and the supermarket shelves, they quickly replenished the goods next day. Generally, anyone can buy the daily necessities and food they need at any time. The government also allows citizens to do mountain climbing, hiking, cycling, outdoor running, hiking, walking in the park, walking dogs and other fitness-required activities, but remember to maintain a social distance of 6 feet. So in general, citizens' life is as comfortable as before, but they can’t go to restaurants, dinners, parties, school, class, work, watch ball games, watch movies, and watch opera.

In contrast, in China, they launched a completely different pandemic prevention system. On the 10th of March, Xi Jinping made a tour to the plague area in Wuhan. The national pneumonia virus disappeared instantly, and those who had suffered from the disease were cured without drugs. When there are thousands of confirmed cases worldwide reported in a day, China has only single digits and almost zero growth. It's so amazing and incredible. Where do the patients in the shelter hospital go? The doctor in Wuhan said that they are at home. Is it cured, is there a vaccine, is there a specific medicine? It turned out that the Fang Cang shelter hospital used political treatment to close the hospital's headroom. They put the quarantined people back home. This was a political cure, not a medical cure that was due. Sun Chunlan, vice premier of the State Council of China, was accused of “fake! All fake!” While visiting the epidemic area in Wuhan on March 5. I believe this is the most authentic portrayal. As for Xi Wu's epidemic, self-healing without medicine, confirmed case that is linked to zero, it seems the rebirth of great doctor Hua Tuo, that's too much to say! Now China uses it to promote pneumonia diplomacy. I believe the best way to deal with it is why don’t you pay a high honorary fee and invite Xi to travel the world and see how he can get rid of the disease and let’s see how great of the Chinese Kongfu is.

Herd immunity Delay phase v. National ban

The United Kingdom is a model country of European democracy. However, in response to the Wuhan pneumonia, it was released at random. When someone is infected with fever, he is asked to quarantine for seven days and then call an ambulance if not getting better. The government will not test everyone who believes that they have symptoms. If fever is going on then seek for medical treatment at that time. When there is a certain number of people infected in the country, antibodies will be produced naturally, and the society will be immune, so-called "herd immunity", and then it will not be transmitted to any other people who are not infected. This is the so-called Delay Phase, that is, letting the people infect the infection without doing anything. When more than 60% of the population is infected, immunity will be formed, and the virus will then be difficult to continue to spread.

However, the epidemic spread rapidly at any time. There are currently 5683 confirmed 281 deaths. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that the chance of closing London was zero, but he gave an order of "national ban" for all bars, restaurants, theaters, cinemas and other public places, indefinitely. Shut down to prevent further spread and spread of the virus.

Xi cover up Tedros flatter turn into pandemic

Due to different national conditions and cultural differences, the number of confirmed cases in China, Italy, Spain, the US, Germany, Iran, France, South Korea, and Switzerland far exceeds that in the UK. This pneumonia storm has indeed blown down the global political and economic, tourism, production, manufacturing, health and welfare, and health care systems. Some countries are inherently optimistic, and do not take the epidemic seriously, causing delays in rescue and causing huge casualties and losses, which is indeed distressing. One of the most unacceptable is that the source of the virus was China, but Xi concealed the epidemic and failed to awaken the world's immediate attention, and the cover-up of the Secretary-General of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom, allowed it to drift around the world, and eventually became pandemic. As a result, the virus has spread throughout the world and is out of control.

Because Taiwan locates right next to China, and it has a special relationship with it, many people either stay, or do business or travel frequently in and out of China. It was originally considered by the international community to be the most dangerous country outside China. As a result, Taiwan learned a big lesson when SARS struck in 2003, severely suppressed by China, and WHO representative Sha Zukang said, "Who cares of you?" As a result, Taiwan was isolated by the international community and could not obtain effective epidemic prevention information resulting in 346 confirmed cases 73 death and do not want to trap again in the same panic. Taiwan is step by step with caution in this pneumonia storm, and dare not speak lightly. The administrative decisions are decisive and clear, the first priority is Taiwanese and Taiwan first. Entrepreneurs jump into mask production line in rescue mask self-sufficiency without relying on imports. Frontline health care personnel adhere to their responsibilities, caring for medical staff with care, a comprehensive national health insurance system, and self-quarantine with highly social civil morality. Our high-quality epidemic prevention achievements have been praised and respected by the world.

Learn lesson stay away from China

On March 18, the AIT and MOF released a joint statement the "Taiwan-US Joint Declaration on the COVID-19 Pandemic Prevention Partnership" signed by Director Brent Christensen and Minister Joseph Wu. Both sides commit to combat the COVID-19 pandemic together, with the partnership including medicine development, contact tracing technology and the exchange of medical supplies. Joseph said “To further strengthen US-Taiwan consultation and cooperation on combating the COVID-19 virus, which originated in Wuhan, both sides will seek to share best practices and cooperate on a range of activities.” Taiwan's pandemic prevention work has also been affirmed by EU countries and they have actively contacted each other to seek exchange and cooperation.

No one knows when this pandemic will end. But it has quietly snatched the lives and property of human being, and has strongly reversed our life styles. The whole world has been suffered. We are fighting against an invisible enemy that does not see the end. This is absolute a super dangerous enemy. We are indeed in the WWIII. I believe that human beings will not be helpless. From the development of this pandemic, we can see that all followers of China have sacrificed heavily. The origin of the virus in Wuhan China, it is really outrageous that Xi not only concealed the virus but also shifted the blame to the US soldiers. Xi should at the very least, openly apologize to the world. A big lesson learned from scarified lives for following China. Remember, stay far away from China to save life. The way forward for to survive, Taiwan should be to draw a clear-cut line with China. Taiwan is Taiwan, not China in any form.

John Hsieh
Hayward, California

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