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Michelle Wu started this petition to President of the United States and 3 others
We hereby declare that the US government sell Pfizer or Moderna vaccines to Taiwan, a country near Southeast Asia, to aid them in the spread of COVID-19.
Taiwan is a very important country that can manufacture lots of machinery, like TSMC microchips, which are ranked high globally. Few other countries could create these skillful pieces of delicate machinery, and Taiwan now needs our help.
Taiwan recently had another outbreak of COVID-19, causing the number of cases to rise exponentially over the course of 5 days. We all have many relatives living in Taiwan, so we would worry for their health if they contracted the virus. Think of how Taiwan might be affected, with its 23 million population.
These microchips are part of the many machines and tools that America uses, and since Taiwan has limited resources, we ask that the US consider selling extra Pfizer or Moderna vaccines to Taiwan, only 20-30 million. Taiwan may be able to resist the outbreak with the help of the vaccines, so it is crucial that the general public gets vaccinated.
The only vaccines that Taiwan can access are AstraZeneca from the United Nations, and even those ran out. Now that the US has some vaccines, like Pfizer and Moderna, maybe the US would be willing to sell some of those vaccines to Taiwan to help them.