Taiwanese Strongly Thank United States for Donating 2.5 Million Doses of Moderna | Taiwan News


TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwanese have warmly thanked the United States for donating 2.5 million doses of Moderna vaccine to their country.

The thanks came in the form of an extraordinary amount of likes, shares and comments on the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Facebook post on Saturday, June 19 announcing the donation.

The AIT, the de facto US embassy in Taiwan, has announced that it “looks forward to the arrival in Taiwan tomorrow of 2.5 million doses of Moderna vaccine donated by the US government.”

“The shipment includes the 750,000 doses announced on June 6 and 1.75 million additional doses. The donation reflects our commitment to Taiwan as a trusted friend and member of the international family of democracies, ”the statement said.

Within two hours of posting the ad, 90,000 people had liked the post and over 20,000 people had shared it.

On Sunday afternoon, 130,000 people liked it, and over 20,000 commented, including politicians such as Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chi-mai (陳 其 邁), Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsung (鄭文鄭) , the mayor of Tainan Huang Wei-che (黃偉哲), the mayor of Keelung Lin You-chang (林 右昌), Huang Min-hui (黃敏惠) and many other lawmakers.

Most of the comments thanked the United States for the donation and also highlighted the friendly relations between the two countries. Some commentators gave the credit to US President Joe Biden and Taiwanese envoy to the US Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭子琴), while lawmaker Rosalia Wu (吳思瑤) said it was like being saved by a better friend.

Others said they would buy American products to reciprocate, including one who said, “I have decided to eat American beef for a week, starting tomorrow.”


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