Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks to Melissa Chen (NY Editor, Spectator USA & Managing Director of Ideas Beyond Borders) about China’s role in the World Health Organization’s response to COVID-19. Melissa discusses the failure of the CDC and the questionable guidance of the World Health Organization in handling the COVID-19 pandemic. She reveals how early warning signs from Taiwan were repeatedly ignored by WHO and how these mistakes resulted in a failure to contain the pandemic. She also discusses if Trump’s travel ban from China, which was instituted against WHO’s wishes, was a positive development in the US’s handling of the virus. Melissa also details how regulations and bureaucratic red tape have made it difficult for her to get needed masks and PPE materials to front line healthcare workers. She also discusses how “price gouging” may actually be helpful since higher prices will signal to mask producers to manufacture more to keep up with the demand.
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