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Media, Democrats Rush to Declare ‘Wuhan Coronavirus’ Term Racist – Except It’s Not

Media, Democrats Rush to Declare ‘Wuhan Coronavirus’ Term Racist – Except It’s Not

The MSM and Democrats have chosen to politicize the Wuhan virus, a tactic that will only generate more division, confusion, and panic.

https://youtu.be/kpTTBgc51I4

Here we are in the midst of a Wuhan coronavirus outbreak in America, and everyone is pulling together as a team to combat and beat this thing, right?

Wrong.

The mainstream media and Democrats have chosen to politicize the heck out of the virus instead, a tactic that will only generate more division, confusion, and panic.

Case in point, the rush to declare the use of the term “Wuhan virus” racist instead of referring to it as the coronavirus. They chose to do this even though the strain of coronavirus we’re dealing with stems directly from Wuhan, China:

But almost six weeks on, she is among the hundreds of students still stranded in the quarantined city [of Wuhan], desperate to return home — long after classmates from other nations were airlifted away from the coronavirus outbreak’s ground zero.

[…]

More than 20 countries have evacuated their citizens from Wuhan, where COVID-19 was first identified late last year.

On top of that, it’s relatively common to name a virus/disease after where it originated from:

All of a sudden, however, it’s “disgusting,” “astoundingly gross” and “racist” to note the Wuhan virus originates from China, said Democrats like Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, and journalists like NBC News correspondent David Gura:

https://twitter.com/davidgura/status/1236829798133108736

Remember, not that long ago it was members of the mainstream media who referred to the virus as the “Wuhan virus:”

Dr. Eugene Wu, who fancies himself as a leader of “the Resistance,” also declared the use of the term Wuhan virus to describe the Wuhan virus as racist:

But yet a month and a half ago, Wu sang a different tune:

Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), who is self-quarantining after interaction with someone at the CPAC conference last month with someone diagnosed with the Wuhan virus, noticed the media/left’s odd switch on calling it the “Wuhan virus” and tweeted about it:

It’s almost as though public figures like Hayes and Wu who have done a complete flip flop on referring to the virus as the Wuhan virus have received talking points from the Chinese government or something:

French newspaper La Croix reported Monday that the “relentless Chinese propaganda machine” has launched an effort to deny the Chinese origin of the coronavirus. “In the eyes of the Chinese Communist Party, that China could have been singled out as the source of the coronavirus is unacceptable,” the paper said. “Everything that links China to the virus must be questioned and disappear from all history books.”

[…]

The French paper’s reporting comports with public statements from Chinese officials, including remarks from Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian that, “It is yet undetermined where the virus originated.”

The report comes after Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) warned in an op-ed that the Chinese, Russians, and Iranians were waging disinformation campaigns blaming America for the virus.

It appears some in the media and on the left are playing right along:

https://twitter.com/EWErickson/status/1236985227521724416

Why is it so important to refer to the Wuhan virus by its’ proper name?

Not only that, but there are whistleblowers in China who risked their lives to inform people about the disease. One of them even died from it last month. Their efforts should not be in vain.

— Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter. —

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Comments

Oh.. and diseases/syndromes are also named after people… but no worry…most are white and many Jewish.

LOL, the progs have absolutely nothing. Their positions and their arguments are so weak that all they can do is immediately fall back on the race card. Sad really.

    jb4 in reply to Paul. | March 10, 2020 at 2:19 pm

    Yet, where it really matters, like admissions to Harvard, the progressives appear to be just fine with excluding Asians.

Chris Hayes: “Just astoundingly gross to call it the Wuhan Virus.”

No as gross as calling MSNBC news.

Because of MSNBC, does any real “journalist” wear glasses anymore?

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | March 10, 2020 at 1:29 pm

The Media, and their DEM owners are talking out of their
Wuhan!

healthguyfsu | March 10, 2020 at 1:36 pm

This just in…sickle Cell Anemia is now racist because it refers to field workers using Sickles.

When will our DNA stop being so frickin racist?

I am sticking with Kung Flu.

2smartforlibs | March 10, 2020 at 1:39 pm

How about calling it the braindead virus. Seems brains are shut down just PANIC.

Lucifer Morningstar | March 10, 2020 at 1:41 pm

The good doctor’s tweets say “Eugene Gu” but you write “Eugene Wu” I think you may have it incorrect.

Let’s see, he was kicked out of residency, so he is not actually a physician, he has sued DJT, he was accused of sexual assault, his ex-wife took out a restraining order against him, he used a fake Twitter account to harass a former partner–yeah, this is a guy I want to listen to.

    healthguyfsu in reply to Obie1. | March 10, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    Yeah, he was the VUMC creeper they wrote about on this site a while back.

    Guess what, twitter also gave this idiot a blue check! Tells you about the standards for that verification.

The Friendly Grizzly | March 10, 2020 at 2:07 pm

Let’s just get this over with: everything is racist.

That is all.

It’s the Wuhan Biological Weapons Plant Virus to me.

Respect what these people say and you are dumber than brian williams.

Our Democrat-controlled legislature here in WA just passed a new law banning single-use plastic bags at the supermarket.

So now everyone is supposed to bring their reusable bags (that they’ve coughed and sneezed on) back to the store and refill them in the same area that everyone else is bagging their groceries. I can’t think of a more efficient way to spread coronavirus throughout a city than to ban clean grocery bags.

They might as well ban single-use surgical gloves and syringes as well. To them, virtue-signaling is more important than public health.

This outbreak itself being overblown by miles, I’d say getting triggered by such trivial crap is an exceptionally hyperbolic reaction. Don’t know about anyone else, but I could not care less what the virus is called, why it’s called that, or what anyone on the left thinks about it (or anything, honestly).

We’ve seen the latest evidence of what a dumbass brian williams is (aside from being a world-class liar).

This is more evidence of these ‘elitists’ being the worst ‘smugnoramuses’ imaginable.

We are at war with Eastasia. We have always been at war with Eastasia.

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