The first plague traveled round the globe in sea faring ships, today SARS travels in jets. If there is an epidemic in one part of the globe, its usually takes a couple of hours be spread to another.
So how should we curtail this globalization of Diseases?
By Banning Taiwan from becoming a part of WHO.
Apparently WHO and its members had excluded Taiwan in 1972. Lets guess the reason. Is it because:
1) Taiwan government seizes life saving drugs and sells it to the open market?
2) Taiwan is a no man land, and WHO lost several health workers in the insurgency?
3) Taiwanese government ill treats Doctors and Medical Personnels?
Well it was a trick question.
Taiwan has been repeatedly pleading WHO to start its operations and share valuable research and data with it. But WHO believes in “One China Policy”. It cannot afford to jeopardize its relationship with China in a mission to save the world from epidemic outbreaks.
Why can’t we keep politics away from such noble tasks?