Even in the Covid-19 era, politics trumps public health when Taiwan is involved



Taiwan has again been excluded from the World Health Assembly (WHA) despite its success in containing the Covid-19 pandemic, with only seven deaths reported on the self-ruled island and no local transmissions for more than 200 days.The assembly is the forum through which the World Health Organization (WHO) is governed by its 194 member states. The WHO, in turn, has a mandate under the United Nations to guide global public health policies, including responses to epidemics.Taiwan and its 24…

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