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Ahead of #WHA73, @ThinkGlobalHlth interviewed Taiwan Foreign Minister Wu on his country's success against #COVID19 & confrontation with @WHO.

It was a long, candid interview and worth reading in its entirety, but this thread is about WHO-specific bits 1/…
For context, Taiwanese officials in March indicated they had warned WHO about evidence of human to human transmission. Here is how a press report characterized that claim 2/…
This claim was picked up by @WSJ editorial on April 5 on the behavior of WHO in #COVID19 in burying evidence of human-to-human transmission against on behalf of China 3/…
WHO pushed back on April 10, saying that the email made no mention of human to human transmission and called for Taiwan to back up its claims 4/…
On April 11, Taiwan released the text of email, arguing it strongly hinted at the possibility of human transmission" 5/…
As have a number of commentators 7/…
Here is what Minister Wu had to say in @ThinkGlobalHlth 8/…
Minister Wu also said this: 9/…
WHO's response did not convey that it understood a real concern had been raised or convey an intention to dig deeper

According to Minister Wu, Taiwan did not follow up on its email w/WHO or raise its concerns to other nations 10/…
A patient being put in isolation on 12/31 conveys that there is a potential for human to human transmission.

That's not inconsistent with WHO statements, even in this now infamous tweet on 1/14 11/
The email controversy is lamentable because it may obscure Taiwan's overall argument, which Minister Wu explains here in @ThinkGlobalHlth 12/…
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