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Taiwan is the real China. Mainland is he run away provinces.

WHO is not effective.

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Look at the pic. That's how you do "social distance". Facepalm. But magically everything is good there...

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Governments and world bodies/organizations need to quit bowing down to the CCP. Treat Taiwan as a respectable independent country for which they are.

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Guessing China, oh sorry the Democratic State of China might have had a hand in this? With its leader for life upset that Taiwan as an independent country really has no need or intention to bound itself under Xis belt and roads control.

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Alex80: Look at the pic. That's how you do "social distance". Facepalm. But magically everything is good there...

Tell us, social distancing police, what makes you think you know when this photo was taken? News agencies often use stock photos with articles on today's news.

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Taiwan deserves our support, they're a true liberal democracy!

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Taiwan deserves our support, they're a true liberal democracy

Yes, and they do deserve an apology. Terrible what these people do to the Taiwanese.

https://youtu.be/fASh2_RzMuE

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@The original wing: oh, maybe because I saw also situations way worse than that. Look at this pic:

https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3913133

"Market visitors in Taiwan Thursday April 9"

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To people who are putting thumbs down to me: please, tell me, how do you call that "social distance"? I am speechless.

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Where are all the WHO defenders now? Taiwan shut down travel from China even when the WHO was promoting it as being unnecessary.

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I understand you are all defending Taiwan because it is against China bla bla bla but I am speaking about another thing...People can't be objective at all apparently. I wonder why in Taiwan the situation is so drastically different from what is happening in Western Europe, and no, it's obvious they aren't doing any social distance, despite what most of news tell us.

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Demagogues are widespread around the world. They always exploit the prejudice and hate of seemingly weak and defenseless groups of people, well established among uneducated people. China has been an easy target. Even it is a communist country. Those uneducated people criticize the food culture of China, but acknowledge or even praise the gun culture and widespread mass shootings in the U.S. The Ethiopian microbiologist is another easy target, as people think he is from the 3 world, and under-qualified as the head of the WHO. The consistent criticisms of China and then WHO by Trump were a cunning decoy for seeking scapegoats to escape from his own responsibility. Interestingly, many people outside of the U.S. agree with Trump on attacking China and WHO. Quixotic.

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The original wing

News agencies often use stock photos ...

The picture was allegedly taken on March 3rd, and has been used at least 18 times online since.

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/03/13/814709530/with-odds-against-it-taiwan-keeps-coronavirus-corralled?t=1586422817353

FYI A useful website for finding other online uses of an image is tineye.com

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Ghebreysus is a puppet of Beijing. He supports China’s dictatorship.

Ghebreysus helped China lie to the world about the seriousness of the viral outbreak in Wuhan.

As late as January 13, WHO claimed that the virus could not spread spread human-to-human. The lie was still being spread that the virus in Wuhan was caused by bat soup.

WHO backed China’s ridiculous claim that only 3,300 people died in a China as a result of the WuHan virus. No one believes that, because it is an absurd lie. Many more thousands of Chinese died of the virus. 

When the US enacted the China travel ban on January 30, China’s Foreign Ministry pushes back. It called the China travel ban racist. 

Ghebreysus, answering to his bosses in Beijing, also called travel bans unhelpful. 

It is time for a new World Health Organization, one that advances world health, not just the political aims of Beijing.

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Read some background on this Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus guy. He is a total sell-out to the CCP.

(And with his track record of downplaying Cholera epidemics in Ethopia as "watery diarrhea", perfectly suited as Beijings Corona frontman...)

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Simple to solve this problem...get doctors from WHO into China and see what they determine. If everything sounds as legit as has been reported up to now in China, time to create a WHO 2.0. Exclude China and Ethiopia.

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SJ:

The Ethiopian microbiologist is another easy target, as people think he is from the 3 world

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is not a microbiologist, and Ethopia is not usually regarded as 3rd world.

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Director general Ghebreyesus parroted China’s claim that covid 19 could not be transmitted from person to person. A huge mistake that greatly set back the global campaign against the virus. He must go and the top leadership of WHO replaced by people who have not sold out to the Chinese propaganda. I am in favor of Trump using the leverage of US funding to the organization to get them to reform.

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More truth bending and deflecting by the Trump supporters - Donnie's latest stand-in for his bumbling incompetence - The WHO - and no, not the rock group...their turn is next week...

This moron was briefed by his intel experts in Nov and again in Jan - as usual he failed to listen each time.

Then Jan and Feb his strongest supporter and right-hand henchman Peter Navarro sent him not one, but two letters saying the Corona was potentially going to kill hundreds of thousands, and have a major impact on the economy - he blew those off - and went on to conduct five campaign rallies telling his flock; "Its contained"...

So now 14K Americans have died and we have the Trump Slump - the largest economic downturn since the Great Depression.

Trump has presided over the worst blundering in our nation's history - and he'll be held accountable and responsible in Nov.

Bye-Don 2020...

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lincolnman:

More truth bending and deflecting by the Trump supporters - Donnie's latest stand-in for his bumbling incompetence - The WHO - and no, not the rock group...their turn is next week...

Donny is not the only one who is angry about the increasingly blatant CCP influence in the WHO. Many have pointed at this before.

This moron was briefed by his intel experts in Nov and again in Jan - as usual he failed to listen each time.

You mean in Nov and Jan, when your entire country was busy with the impeachment scam? I don´t recall any of the Donny haters being alarmed at the Corona virus then, and if had mentioned the Corona virus at the time you and your echo chamber comrades would have dismissed it as a diversion, since getting rid of Donny was the only thing that mattered.

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More truth bending and deflecting by the Trump supporters - Donnie's latest stand-in for his bumbling incompetence - The WHO - and no, not the rock group...their turn is next week...

Donny is not the only one who is angry about the increasingly blatant CCP influence in the WHO. Many have pointed at this before.

So once again - the question every Trump supporter refuses to answer, if China is so bad, what's he doing getting his clothes and ties made there instead of by US textile workers?

This moron was briefed by his intel experts in Nov and again in Jan - as usual he failed to listen each time.

You mean in Nov and Jan, when your entire country was busy with the impeachment scam? I don´t recall any of the Donny haters being alarmed at the Corona virus then, and if had mentioned the Corona virus at the time you and your echo chamber comrades would have dismissed it as a diversion, since getting rid of Donny was the only thing that mattered.

And 14K Americans would be alive today if we had got rid of him...but your team refused to let Bolton testify...remember?

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Tell us, social distancing police, what makes you think you know when this photo was taken?

They are almost all wearings masks, that might give a hint.

To people who are putting thumbs down to me: please, tell me, how do you call that "social distance"? 

Telephoto lenses make people seem closer together than they are. And so far, Taiwan seems to have a handle on things.

More truth bending and deflecting by the Trump supporters

Taiwanese are Trump supporters? I that really what you want to say?

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lincolnman;

So once again - the question every Trump supporter refuses to answer, if China is so bad, what's he doing getting his clothes and ties made there instead of by US textile workers?

I don´t know that you or anyone else asked where Trump gets his personal clothes and neckties from, and what does that even have to do with anything, least of all the Corona virus?

The point I made is that you and your fellow Trump haters were obsessed with the impeachment scam in December and January and said nothing about the Corona thread. If you did, do remind us.

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So once again - the question every Trump supporter refuses to answer, if China is so bad, what's he doing getting his clothes and ties made there instead of by US textile workers?

I don´t know that you or anyone else asked where Trump gets his personal clothes and neckties from, and what does that even have to do with anything, least of all the Corona virus?

He demonizes China - communists, unfair traders, now controlling WHO - bad, bad, bad - well, I guess not too bad to get his clothes made on the cheap in their sweatshop factories, stiffing US workers. And its not his personal clothes, its his "Trump Collection" line that he sells. Care to explain that?

The point I made is that you and your fellow Trump haters were obsessed with the impeachment scam in December and January and said nothing about the Corona thread. If you did, do remind us.

The only one that was obsessed was our Chief Executive, who received classified TS/SCI briefings on the virus (and ignored), and who is responsible for keeping us safe - which he failed at...and now has the blood on 14K Americans on his hands...

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They’ve certainly thrived over the last 70 years or so. Quite an achievement.

Taiwan is what mainland China should be. Mainland China must get rid of the CCP virus.

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WilliB said "Taiwan is what mainland China should be. Mainland China must get rid of the CCP virus."

Hahaha, then ask your govt to split your own country. China will never do that. That is why ROC lost to CCP. Worshiping foreign powers is colonial mentality and never is good to a sovereign nation.

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Taiwan is an awesome country. It's like China, without the CPP, and with really good food.

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Taiwan is a part of awesome country. It's like other parts of China, without being occupied and colonized because of the CPP, and with really good food.

The independent nation of Taiwan is an independent nation from China. I know the CPP would like to pretend otherwise, but nevertheless, there it is.

Unfortunately, due to the CPP's refusal to recognize Taiwan as an independent nation, we have the WHO, a non-political organization, put in a tough spot because they want to stay non-political and help the people of the world. Now Trump is now casting doubt on the efficacy of the WHO, saying they are in the CPP's pocket.

This in turn leads to the WHO having to dedicate resources to their political image, resources that should be spent on fighting this virus for the people of the world.

This is damaging. The CPP's refusal to accept the facts, combined with Trump's limited intellect in understanding that the WHO is riding a fine line, is damaging to the people of the world.

Both of the leaders of these nations should be disgusted in themselves. We should all be disgusted in them.

This is not the time for fighting between nations. We as humanity should be coming together at this time.

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During the press conference he spoke of the abuse -- including racial slurs -- he had been subjected to since the public health crisis began.

WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is the one guilty of abusing the people of Taiwan by his refusal to let Taipei join or even attend scientific and health related meetings regarding the Wuhan Covid-19 pneumonia.

His disregard for the health of the Taiwanese people by refusing them WHO membership is a gross violation of their human rights and therefore is against the UN Charter making him a candidate for investigation by the ICC.

BTW, he should know that China and Taiwan are different countries.

They write and speak differently and govern themselves independently from each other with the former enjoying authoritarian dictatorship and the latter a verdant democracy.

Heck, they even da-kine hold their chopsticks differently !

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The International Criminal Court :

Trying individuals for genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and aggression.

The WHO's refusal to let TW join is a crime against humanity and a form of medical genocide coz such a brutal act puts the lives of the Taiwanese men, women, elderly and their children in total danger when deadly pandemics like Wuhan Covid -19 spreads like a wildfire.

Such a callous act by The WHO is therefore akin to gross aggression and even worst than da-kine war crimes .

Taiwan should sue Tedros at The WHO asap!

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Wolfpack:

Fresh off the failed impeachment coup attempt the Left hasn’t missed a beat - going straight to calling Trump a murderer. Little do they comprehend that this behavior is what gives Trump his best chance at re-election.

True, however the "mainstream" media acts as the propaganda arm of the swamp, and as you can see here, many people consume and uncritically believe the propaganda.

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Where were they discussed in these comments? Don’t see it.

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Never happened.

Let’s check whether Donny was briefed in November about the coronavirus:

*As far back as late November, U.S. intelligence officials were warning that a contagion was sweeping through China’s Wuhan region,** changing the patterns of life and business and posing a threat to the population, according to four sources briefed on the secret reporting.*

. . .

"The timeline of the intel side of this may be further back than we’re discussing," the source said of preliminary reports from Wuhan. "But this was definitely being briefed beginning at the end of November as something the military needed to take a posture on."

You could be correct that Donny wasn’t briefed on this given he dislikes briefings. That’s a Donny problem, but the info was still there for him to look at. Perhaps there weren’t enough colorful pictures or references to him so Donny didn’t pay attention. The excellence we want in the president.

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Where were they discussed in these comments? Don’t see it. 

Go back through your posting history.

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Ok. You whined about irrelevant things. Then you followed up with another “Donny” rant. To avoid discussing Taiwan and the WHO. Any comments on how the WHO acted toward Taiwan? a place that seems to have been one of the places that best handled this crisis?

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