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  • Hi there!

  • How are you doing today?

  • this is Vivi from Taiwan.

  • There's something that I would like to share with you.

  • With more than 1.7 million confirmed cases (2 million now)

  • and 100 thousand deaths around the world,

  • This is an unprecedented time that has affected

  • the lives of everyone in our global community,

  • regardless of race, gender, culture, or skin colour.

  • At this defining moment in history,

  • cooperation will bring upon the relief and clarity needed

  • to triumph over a common threat facing humankind.

  • In this fight, I, as a citizen of this global community, believe

  • is a guiding principle of all health professionals,

  • as well as a message that has resonated with us

  • Taiwanese people through the toughest of times.

  • In 2003, the SARS outbreak devastated my home country.

  • Left isolated and marginalised by the WHO in the fight against SARS,

  • we learned, through fearful uncertainty,

  • how to tenaciously combat pandemics.

  • But most importantly, the people of Taiwan

  • experienced firsthand what it felt like to be left behind.

  • Taiwan, despite just being miles off the coast of China,

  • has effectively managed the spread of coronavirus in our country.

  • And it is the belief that we should 'leave no one behind'

  • that motivates us to play our role in the global community.

  • In the past few weeks,

  • the Taiwanese government has donated more than 10 million surgical masks

  • to the United States, Europe, Southeast Asia,

  • India, Central America and South America.

  • Other medical supplies are also finding their way

  • to all continents around the globe.

  • Since the very first days of this outbreak,

  • the Taiwanese government has devoted itself to fighting this pandemic.

  • Through information transparency, quick response, early deployment

  • and the effective use of big data,

  • the functions of our society continue without interruption.

  • To share our knowledge on COVID-19 (with the world),

  • we created virtual forums, participated by numerous countries,

  • of our successful and internationally recognised public health policies.

  • Our government and research centres have also teamed up

  • with the Czech Republic, European Union and the United States

  • in sharing tactics and technology

  • and collaborating on the development of vaccines and rapid test kits.

  • Finally, we have worked with different governments

  • in analysing the economic, social and psychological impact of the epidemic

  • and related isolation measures.

  • This virus can tear up the world,

  • but it will not shake the foundations of humanity's values.

  • For a worldwide pandemic

  • that does not discriminate based on borders and nationalities,

  • it is crucial that we, in times of a crisis like this,

  • stay stronger

  • together.

  • Taiwan never forgets her friends from around the world.

  • We are part of this global team

  • and we are in solidarity with the rest of the world.

  • Taiwan stands with you.

  • Thank you for your time.

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A Message to the World (From Taiwan) 一則來自臺灣的訊息 #COVID19

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    eunice4u4u posted on 2020/04/28
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