“We don’t know where this virus originated”
The remarks were made on a panel about hate, xenophobia, and COVID-19.
The College Fix reports:
University official says COVID-19 may have originated in the United States
An official at the University of Washington suggested Wednesday that the coronavirus may have originated in the United States, a highly disputed theory that has been advanced by officials within the Chinese government.
Rickey Hall, vice president for minority affairs and diversity at the University of Washington, made the comments during a Zoom panel discussion hosted by PEN America, a free expression nonprofit.
“We don’t know where this virus originated,” Hall said. “It could have originated in the United States.”
The panel “Hate, Xenophobia, and COVID-19: How Should Higher Ed Respond?” featured several officials from different institutions of higher education.
Hall was one of two diversity officers on the panel, the other being Mariam Lam, UC Riverside’s associate vice chancellor and chief diversity officer.
Additionally, CU Boulder professor of ethnic studies Jennifer Ho and Emory University’s Assistant Vice President of Counseling and Psychological Services Wanda Collins were featured in the discussion as well.
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