How this country, dropped to the, VERY bottom of the world’s, defense against MERS-CoV, not that we were, ever, ahead or anything like that, but it’s all, the government’s fault! Commentaries, observations, off of the Front Page Sections, translated…
The cities and counties with the KMT as the heads of local governments wanted to follow the model of Yongling Foundation and TMSC to buy the BioNTech vaccines, but the Executive department stated that “there’s enough vaccines already” to block off the requests. And currently, the rate of vaccination is only twenty-percent, there are, close to eighty-percent of the population who hadn’t gotten, their, very first, inoculations yet, and only, a handful of whom were already, vaccinated, a second time. The founder of TMSC, Chang called out on the APEC councils, that “Taiwan needs more vaccines”, and this, was a SLAP on the legislature’s, face directly, so many of us, with our, second injections, not known when it’ll happen, and had mixed the vaccines; while the Tsai government’s claims of “we have more than enough vaccines?”, who is she, bullshitting?
Up to mid-July, there were only, a total of a little more than nine million doses of vaccines, including 5.25 million in AZ and 3.65 million in Moderna, of these, two-thirds were donated to us, only a third was what we bought. This showed, that the government is delayed in the receiving of the shipments of the vaccines we ordered ourselves, and the late vaccines, are surely, to becoming that opportunity for the outbreaks to happen again. There are only, twenty-percent of inoculation rate, at the very bottom of all Asian countries, while the Tsai government still gloated “we have more than enough vaccines”, if this isn’t playing that game of Russian roulette with peoples’ lives, and the competitive edge of our country, I don’t know what is!
begging for hand outs in vaccines, is what this country had, become…
From the start of the year, the claims of “we have more than enough vaccines”, kept popping out of the lips of the government officials. By mid-February, Chen claimed, that we had bought enough vaccines; and as the Department of Sanitation & Welfares couldn’t buy the BioNTech vaccines, with the various means and measures, to try to buy more vaccines, and the offices of the president had used, “We have more than enough!” as that first shipment of Moderna arrived by end of May, Chen once more, stressed, “We have enough to last us until the end of this year!”; while when Tzu-Chi Hospital showed its willingness to help purchase BioNTech vaccines, the government, at first, stated, “We have enough already!”, to block it off. This behavior, clearly put, it’s to, save that big piece of the pie to the nation’s own, manufactured, vaccines, and even at the end of May as the government signed the contracts for the vaccines produced by the two separate pharmaceutical companies for ten million doses each.
In reality, based off of the vaccination rates of these past two months, the government’s claims of “We have enough vaccines” does NOT stand up. during this time, had it not been donations from U.S., Japan, the rate of vaccination of this country may still be in the five, six-percent rates, and, the country would surely, sink, if there’s, the local epidemic, and the mutated strains. And, because of how the rates of death is higher for the elderly populations of Astra-Zeneca vaccines, it’d caused people’s prejudices over AZ, which made the government feel compelled, to sell the AZ vaccines more, to up the vaccination rate. Simply stated, the preferences of brands, the side effects, the amounts arrived by shipments, all affected our desires to be, vaccinated, and, affected the rates of vaccination directly; while the government only pay attention to the total ratio, so shortsighted.
In the countries where the vaccination rates are higher, all the governments there, started up their buying powers of the various vaccines at the start of the outbreaks, to even being involved in the investments of the large-scale productions of vaccines in research and development, and manufacturing, to ensure the protection of its, people. Look at Taiwan, the sights been lowered, to the productions of the masks, and reliance on the helps from other countries, and wrongly, selected to reinforce the developing of the “national brand” of the vaccines, and denied the more practical, international vaccines purchasing, and manufacturing. This delaying us gain, and again, and again, not only did it delayed our country’s building up the defenses against the outbreaks, it’d, put the people, into that panic, of not having enough vaccination for all. Think on it, had it not been the privately owned business of TMSC, Yongling Foundation, Tzu-Chi Hospital, giving the donations of the buying of the vaccines, how could the Tsai government, get through this, period of shortages in the needed amounts of vaccines? And now, the government officials boasted on how “We have enough vaccines”, is that not, outrageous enough?
What’s most debatable, was how the government’s already, at the bottom in the policies of preventing the spread of MERS-CoV, while the officials don’t adjust their paces, and still, followed their same ways of thoughts from last year. For instance, to allow for the mix and match of the vaccines or not, and in the various vaccines’ arrival not being exactly controlled, this is, unavoidable; but the government’s insistence on not mixing the vaccines, without the scientific justifications for it, and not having alternative plans. Take for example, Moderna, there’d been, more than 2.6 million of the population who had been vaccinated for their first doses, but, where are, their, second doses, the command center has, no answer for. The government originally told, that the second shot will come “Four weeks” after the first inoculation, and now, changed the claims to “in eight to ten weeks”; this sort of a change in dates, perhaps, it’s, to show, that the next shipments of the vaccines, are totally, delayed!
After being the “beggars of vaccines” for six whole months, the government seemed to have yet to, learn its, lessons, on the one hand, it’d, denied the buying of vaccines of the local groups, and on the other, the government turned to international countries, to beg for help. Could it be, that the government is, addicted, to being, the beggar of the vaccines now?
This still just showed, how lacking foresight this god damn government truly is, or, maybe, it’s because, NOT enough of us turned up DEAD yet, or maybe, we may have to wait until MOST of the government officials’ families, relatives, friends, etc., etc., etc. had contracted the virus, and D-I-E-D, then, the government will finally, tighten up its acts, who knows.
But this clearly showed, how incompetent this government had been, and yes, unfortunately, we are, relying, on the donations of vaccines, externally, to save all of, our lives, we are now, the BEGGARS of the world!