We are a group of people from Taiwan and around the world who recognize Taiwan's contributions to global public health and the fight against COVID-19.
On April 9th, Mr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), publicly stated that Taiwan has made a racist attack on him personally. We are very sorry to hear that, and decided clarifications are needed desperately.
To clarify effectively, we have gathered more than 26,980 sponsors from Taiwan and the world in 15 hours through Zeczec, a crowdfunding platform. We hope to make our voices heard in the media to show that even though Taiwan has been unfairly judged and isolated, we still look forward to working together with the world to face the pandemic through the sharing of resources, technology, and experience.
A full-page ad in the New York Times is our first step. We will make the resources in this roundup available to our partners in need worldwide. We might not be a member of the WHO, but we are a member of the world.
Taiwan can help. Taiwan is helping.
By the 26980 team (In alphabetical order):
Aaron Nieh, Chih-Chyi Chang, KJ Chang, Ray Du, and Zuyi Lin.
Special Thanks (In alphabetical order):
A Laowai's View of China & Taiwan, Ben Hedges
Re-lab and ZecZec.,
constructive feedback we’ve received