Why Bother Listening To WHO? Learn From Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea & Pandemic 1918!
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Established in 1948, WHO (World Health Organization) is supposedly a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health. It is part of the U.N. Sustainable Development Group. But the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that WHO is totally incompetent in its ability in warning the international community in how to deal with pandemic. Instead, it is providing the public with false information for political reasons and enhanced the spread of COVID-19. During war time, there is no time for false intelligence. So, here at Windermere Sun, we will no longer post any announcements or videos by WHO after today’s post. Instead, we’d like to recommend measures effectively conducted in Taiwan, Singapore, and South Korea, and lessons from Pandemic 1918, in combating COVID-19.
Below, are incorrect advice from WHO that had contributed to the global spread of COVID-19:
Early in February, if we did not listen to WHO and started banning international travel much earlier, global spread of COVID-19 would have been much lower, in the video “WHO says widespread travel bans not needed to beat coronavirus“, below:
Many countries in Asia and lessons from Pandemic 1918 have already demonstrated that universal mask-wearing (meaning, every one wearing medical masks, regardless if one is sick or not), social distancing, diligent testing, and fining those who do not observe quarantine measures, dramatically helped to reduce the spread of COVID-19 without needing to implement Draconian measures. But WHO is telling people not to wear any masks if one is not sick or showing symptoms. This advice is nonsensical! WHO officials providing such advice are ignorant, without common-sense, and do not observe scientific data.
Incorrect information provided at the WHO website, people without respiratory symptoms are advised not to wear masks, in the video “When and how to wear medical masks to protect against the new coronavirus?” below:
WHO had been providing the false information, informing that healthy American people should not be wearing masks to protect themselves is completely ludicrous! WHO reasoned that masks need to be reserved for healthcare providers. But if American people are all practicing universal mask wearing in public area, there would be far fewer Americans contracting COVID-19 and it would have helped to flatten the curve and reduce the load for healthcare providers and consequently leading to fewer deaths among the American people and American healthcare providers. Telling American people not to practice universal mask wearing would be equivalent to telling American people not to protect themselves. The production of masks can always be increased. If there is not enough N95 masks, other fabric or home-made masks and scarfs can also substitute for protective gears. We have already learned that universal mask wearing was helpful during the 1918 pandemic. As George Santayana once said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Perhaps these WHO officials need a lesson in the history of 1918 pandemic.
Instead, the general public and all nations on planet earth can learn a great deal from Taiwan, Singapore, and South Korea in their successful effort in containing the COVID-19, below.
The U.S. ‘got a late start’ on its coronavirus response, but expert Dr. Jason Wang says Taiwan was a COVID-19 success story — here’s what worked there, in the video “Taiwan’s COVID-19 Response Should Be A Model For The World, NowThis“, below:
Despite being so close to the epicenter of the outbreak in China, with a combination of swift public health measures and big data, Taiwan is reporting fewer than 80 COVID-19 cases, in the video “How Taiwan quickly controlled the coronavirus“, below:
In the video “International reports praise Taiwan for quick action against coronavirus“, below:
New Zealand”s Ministry of Health has praised Taiwan for its effective interventions against the spread of COVID-19. Speaking at a media conference, Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield said Taiwan was a quote, “very good example” for how to prevent community transmission. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is also looking closely at Taiwan’s approach. Last Sunday, he announced plans to use “anti-terrorism” tracking to control the spread of COVID-19. He said a similar method was tested in Taiwan with quote, “great success.” On March 14, Israel reported 50 additional COVID-19 cases in a single day. The country’s government ordered the closing of all recreational establishments and called on people to work from home. Benjamin Netanyahu (March 14),Israel prime minister, said “We will have to adopt a new way of life. Starting tomorrow morning, all recreational establishments will close temporarily. It will be hard. I understand.” Israel’s government said it would follow a method used by Taiwan. Israel said it would use counterterrorism technology to control the spread of coronavirus, by tracking mobile phones. According to a report on the Times of Israel, the country’s prime minister said that the technology had been tested in Taiwan with great success. He added that Israel was one of few countries with that same tracking ability, which would be put to use to contain the epidemic.Meanwhile, an official from New Zealand’s ministry of health said Taiwan was a good example on how to prevent community infections.Ashley Bloomfield, New Zealand Ministry of Health, said, “To prevent onward community transmission. Taiwan is a very good example.” So everyone is looking very closely at what Taiwan has managed to do here with their interventions, in the video “Israel, New Zealand takes page from Taiwan’s coronavirus controls“
Nobody really knows how it started and where it is going to strike next. But Singapore is rallying together to fight this invisible enemy – COVID-19. From everyday heroes on the frontline to businesses keeping it going, the island is fighting back. Because in such a battle, a nation can only be stronger, if it stays together, in the video “How Singapore Unites Against A Virus Attack, Stronger: The Battle Against COVID-19, Full Episode“, below:
South Korea owes its success in containing the COVID-19 outbreak without shutting down the economy to early action, mass testing, contact tracing and the public’s help. These are the descriptions from a New York Times feature, on how the nation flattened the curve. Kan Hyeong-woo has the full story. The New York Times has advised Western countries including the U.S. to learn from South Korea’s containment of the COVID-19 epidemic. Under the title ‘How South Korea Flattened the Curve’,… the article highlights four lessons. The first lesson is about how quickly the country reacted to the virus outbreak. Just one week after South Korea confirmed its first case in late January, Korean government officials met with several medical firms. That initiative led to the early development of coronavirus test kits for mass production… followed by an emergency approval to use them. Now South Korea produces about 100-thousand kits a day and it’s getting ready to export them to other countries. Lesson two is the scale of the testing. With some 600 testing centers, including over 50 drive-through test sites, across the nation,… South Korean health authorities have been able to collect samples from over 300-thousand people. This has led to the isolation and treatment of thousands of people soon after they were found to be infected. The third lesson is the way South Korea tracks the past movements of patients to disinfect places they have been and find out who’s been in contact with them. During the 2015 Middle East Respiratory Syndrome or MERS outbreak in South Korea,… health authorities developed ways of aggressive contact tracing. They include using security camera footage, credit card records and GPS data from patients’ cars and cellphones. The last lesson is how the Korean government communicates with the public. With two regular briefings every day on air,… health authorities have provided transparent infection data and reminded people to practice social distancing and wear masks. This has helped earn the public’s trust… resulting in a high level of civic awareness and voluntary cooperation. The article concludes by saying that the Korean model is transferable, but time poses the biggest challenge for countries that are already seeing large numbers of cases in the video “S. Korea showed it’s possible to contain COVID-19 without shutting down economy, NYT“, below:
South Korea’s government is spending nearly $10 billion to fight novel coronavirus, which has infected nearly 8,000 people there. But the effort to contain the illness requires more than just money — entire communities must come together, sharing information, volunteering at testing centers and limiting consumption of vital medical supplies. Bruce Harrison of Feature Story News reports, in the video “South Korea proves pandemic response requires more than money” below:
Instead of heeding the announcement or advice from WHO, it is more effective for the general public to look to Taiwan, Singapore, and South Korea for the most effective measures in curbing the spread of COVID-19 without needing to resort to Draconian measures.
Universal masking, social distancing, and testing are important and had been effective in mitigating the spread of COVID-19 in Singapore, Taiwan, and South Korea.
So, let’s all try to stay home as much as possible! As for individual citizens, please wash your hands often (each time for at least 20 seconds), get tested if and when you can, stop shaking hands, observe social distancing (staying at least 6 feet from others), be sure to get sufficient rest, be well nourished, exercised, drink plenty of hot water and ginger tea, and decrease unnecessary social contacts.
Some of the basics needed in prepping for potential self-quarantine:
- Hand cleanser (soap & water & hand sanitizer)
- Cleaning products: for cleaning household surfaces such as countertops, faucets, door knobs, drawer pulls, light switches, telephone, handles of brooms, mops, etc., for reference list suggested by CDC, click HERE.)
- Laundry detergent
- Food (at least 3 weeks worth of staples: beans, pasta, rice, canned vegetables, frozen food, canned soup, shelf-stable milk, or dehydrated food, etc.)
- Water (be it in bottled water form or activated carbon filter pitcher and/or distiller)
- Face masks
- Prescription meds (talk to your doctor as to how much of your prescription meds need to be stocked)
- Over-the-counter medicine (acetaminophen, ibuprofen, cough medicine, etc.)
- Robust WiFi
- Video conferencing services
- Entertainment (check out: Netflix’s Pandemic & Amazon’s Contagion)
- Exercise guides or equipment
You may be interested in these podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/worldaffairs/id101215657
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