An explosion at a pharmaceutical factory in Taoyuan City left two injured and caused a fire early this afternoon, December 20.
People as far as Tamsui District in New Taipei City reported hearing the massive blast. Immediately afterwards thick black smoke could be seen pouring out of the SCI Pharmtech factory.
Large quantities of highly volatile solvents poured out of tanks after the initial explosion, making an intense fire, with risk of further explosions. Nearby residents reported a pungent, disgusting smell, and some reported experiencing dizziness and nausea.
Firefighters responding to the fire found two people injured. A 30-year-old foreign migrant worker suffered third-degree burns to 80%-90% of his body, and is described as being in a critical condition.
The fire department said that the SCI Pharmtech factory has been completely destroyed.
An investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the massive explosion. It has been reported that the pharmaceutical company produces hydroxychloroquine APIs (active pharmaceutical ingredients). The company is considered to be the second largest hydroxychloroquine raw material supplier in the World.
Prepare for supplies to tighten for the cheap, effective therapeutic treatment for early stage Covid-19 infection, hydroxychloroquine (HCQ). Just as the medical establishment in the US is relaxing its suppression of the cheap, generic drug, following President Trump’s endorsement early in the pandemic, HCQ’s continued availability may suffer.
Taiwan English News reports:-
On the same day, China’s new aircraft carrier Shandong and four other navy warships passed through the Taiwan strait in the direction of the South China Sea.
The convoy of ships led by the aircraft carrier were heading for a routine military exercise held in the South China Sea, a disputed area which China claims that it is theirs. Taiwan sent six warships and eight military aircraft to monitor the passage of the convoy through the strait.
Taiwan and China are not on good terms. China considers Taiwan as their own territory, something Taiwan rejects. Taiwan unlike China has democratic elections and do not believe in China’s communist system. They are harassed daily by Chinese military aircraft entering their airspace and have been threatened that they will be invaded.
Chinese Defence Ministry did not respond to a request for comment.
Do you believe in coincidence?
Just as the US were about to relax their suppression on the supply of Hydroxychloroquine, the second largest supplier of the raw material goes up in smoke.
The very same day Chinese aircraft and warships pass through the Taiwan strait.
Of course this is a coincidence anything else would be a conspiracy theory wouldn’t it?
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