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Mentioning Coronavirus Place of Origin Called Racist, Yet Mentioning Location of Mutations Not Criticized

Mentioning Coronavirus Place of Origin Called Racist, Yet Mentioning Location of Mutations Not Criticized

Biden banned the term “China Virus” from federal documents.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m55tzTIJwwA

For several months last year, the mainstream media and Democrats were in perpetual meltdown mode over Republicans’ use of the terms “China virus” or “Chinese virus” to describe the Wuhan coronavirus.

Viruses are often named based on their origin. However, Democrats, including then-Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and “journalists” in the White House press corps, routinely badgered President Trump and other Republicans as “racists” for using the term.

We all know the virus originated in Wuhan, China. The Democrats and the media themselves used the term two months before the United States outbreak.

Trump and other Republicans continued to use the term despite the criticism. Although in Trump’s case, he used it less frequently in the months after the backlash.

But now that Joe Biden is president, the use of the term “China virus” by any federal government official or in any official government document has effectively been banned via executive action (bolded emphasis added):

The Federal Government must recognize that it has played a role in furthering these xenophobic sentiments through the actions of political leaders, including references to the COVID-19 pandemic by the geographic location of its origin. Such statements have stoked unfounded fears and perpetuated stigma about Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and have contributed to increasing rates of bullying, harassment, and hate crimes against AAPI persons. These actions defied the best practices and guidelines of public health officials and have caused significant harm to AAPI families and communities that must be addressed.

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Executive departments and agencies (agencies) shall take all appropriate steps to ensure that official actions, documents, and statements, including those that pertain to the COVID-19 pandemic, do not exhibit or contribute to racism, xenophobia, and intolerance against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Agencies may consult with public health experts, AAPI community leaders, or AAPI community-serving organizations, or may refer to any best practices issued pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, to ensure an understanding of the needs and challenges faced by AAPI communities.

Biden’s declaration comes at a time when the mainstream media have suddenly found themselves miraculously comfortable again with identifying a virus by its origins:

It also comes around the same time the World Health Organization continues to play games about the origin of the Wuhan coronavirus:

Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of WHO’s Health Emergencies program, said [at a] Jan. 22 virtual press conference in response to a question from an NBC reporter Keir Simmons about the origins of the virus that “it is too early to make any conclusion,” but the WHO is “making some progress.”

“I’m always very afraid in any process where the conclusions start looking for the evidence to support them, and we’re dealing with a lot of that in the last few days around here,” Ryan said. “The difficulty, I think — and I think we have to say this quite plainly — all hypotheses are on the table, and it is definitely too early to come to a conclusion of exactly where this virus started either within or without China.”

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Also, it just so happens that the WHO’s statement refusing to confirm the virus’ origins comes as China continues peddling conspiracy theories about the vaccine and where the virus started, as Legal Insurrection’s Vijeta Uniyal reported earlier this week.

Is all of this merely coincidental? It’s hard to say for sure at this point, one way or the other. Still, all of these things happening within days of each other will only fuel speculation that there is a coordinated effort underway to help grease Biden’s path to “restoring relations” with the communist country after Trump’s years of playing hardball with them.

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

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More signs of the Dhimmi-crats’ narcissistic, self-congratulatory and foolish dhimmitude/appeasement.

What amazes me is how the Dhimmi-crats scoff at, and, denigrate, anyone who submits that the Chinese communists intentionally released Wuhan virus as a brazen ploy to kick Trump out of office and replace him with a corrupt, dim-witted, pliable, emasculated, feeble, tottering, vassal/puppet/marionette/dotard, in Chairman “Big Guy” Xi-den.

We’re all supposed to believe that it’s simply mere coincidence, given China’s increasingly unabashed bellicosity and hegemonistic conduct, over the last decade, that an economy-destroying, lethal virus magically appears on our shores at the beginning of an election year.

China’s machinations are obvious, here. And, the Wuhan virus release should be treated as a biological attack and an act of war. The Dhimmi-crats are the fools, here.

Can we call it the Commie Crud, then?

Okay…the “Fauci-financed Flu”

Because everything from the BS Climate change to crime incarceration to calling something a name deriving from the place of origin for this China virus is racist.

Another thought — given the Dhimmi-crats’ perennial fetish for “Presidential Commissions” and “Task Forces,” why hasn’t such a body been convened, to determine if — as seems likely — the Wuhan virus was an act of intentional biological warfare, perpetrated by the Chinese communist regime in order to damage the U.S. and global economies, influence the U.S. election and kick POTUS Trump out of office? Interesting that the Dhimmi-crats take China’s propaganda claims regarding the virus at face value and don’t seem at all concerned about determining the precise origins of the Wuhan virus. The “wet market” explanation is total BS.

    henrybowman in reply to guyjones. | January 30, 2021 at 3:27 am

    It’s already well-understood that:
    1) The Obama Administration banned “gain of function” biological research in the US;
    2) Fauci himself end-ran this restriction by farming the work out to other countries via grants;
    3) One of his grant recipients was the Wuhan Lab
    4) The project at Wuhan was bat coronavirus
    5) “Gain of function” is more or less politically-correct-speak for “weaponization.”

They really forgot the message with this “South African” variant. The correct terms for the mutation would be Boer, Afrikaaner, or Apartheid Covid, thank you very much. People could otherwise view it as racist.

Antifundamentalist | January 29, 2021 at 10:19 am

Facts are not racist.

Trump clearly used the terms “Gy-na virus” and “Wuhan flu” in order to denigrate the Chinese. It worked:

See Darling-Hammond et al., After “The China Virus” Went Viral: Racially Charged Coronavirus Coverage and Trends in Bias Against Asian Americans, Health Education & Behavior 2020.

Stacey Matthews: Viruses are often named based on their origin.

Since 2015, human infectious diseases have not been named after geographic locations.

    scooterjay in reply to Zachriel. | January 29, 2021 at 11:02 am

    Gosh, someone needs to investigate Swine Flu. Poor little piggies have a “sad” about such a disparaging association. Chicken Pox? Oh, cluck no! German Measles? Nein!
    All terms uttered by Obama. Impeach that motherfu&%er!

      The Friendly Grizzly in reply to scooterjay. | January 29, 2021 at 11:31 am

      The answer to the swine flu is this: you don’t need a vaccine. Just maintain kosher house, or observe Halal dietary laws

      scooterjay: Swine Flu… Chicken Pox?

      Not geographic locations.

      scooterjay: German Measles?

      Named after the German doctors who first clinically described the disease, and named before 2015.

      There’s a reason why Lyme, Connecticut doesn’t want to have their name always associated with an infectious disease. When combined with historical prejudices and egged on by leaders using racism for political advantage, it can lead to harassment and discrimination.

    DaveGinOly in reply to Zachriel. | January 30, 2021 at 2:49 am

    So, you’re saying that racially-charged disease names that were established before 2015 are OK?

“”China”virus release should be treated as a biological attack and an act of war. The Dhimmi-crats are the fools, here.”

There. I fixed it for you

Gosh, I hope they don’t go after Aunt Jemima, Eskimo Pies or Trader Ming and Trader Giotto.
I see the chink in their armor.

If you can’t use “China virus” then perhaps “Biden’s boss’ virus” would work.

    henrybowman in reply to Neo. | January 30, 2021 at 3:32 am

    Biden’s got it covered. Among next week’s EOs will be one mandating that the disease be called the “Lama virus.” That will make his masters double-plus happy.

This is all part of Biden’s “China First” policy. And I expect that Hunter will be richly rewarded for his father’s policies that favor China.

China turned loose a virus that attacked the economies of the West and killed many of its people. At the same time, China had profited from the weakness of the West. And Biden wants us to let bygones be bygones and not blame the Chinese.

Lyme, Connecticut is full of white privilege so its OK to recognize that even white privilege can’t protect you from disease. Good to remember, too, over 1M Chinese have died of COVID-19, that is just not reported because of TDS. The Chinese use lockdowns and force evacuation of whole towns that’s how seriously they take COVID19.

OK, let’s call it what it is, then: Chinese biological warfare.

I don’t believe the virus was intentionally released. If you planned to intentionally release a virus, would you release it in a city where you had a level 4 bio lab? No, you would not. It would draw too much attention and create the immediate impression (as many of us have now) that the virus originated from the lab.

If I were a Chinese mastermind, I would have released the virus in Hong Kong, with its far greater transportation connections to the rest of the world. (The nature of the virus would give away that it was native to China, so there’s no sense in trying to make it look like its source was any other place.) I would damn sure that the apparent source of the breakout was someplace other than the city in which my bio lab is located.

So I am fairly well-convinced that:
1. The virus is natural (“natural” and “lab escaped/released” are not mutually exclusive concepts)
2. That it escaped from a lab, and was not intentionally released

Did the CCP lie its ass off about the virus? You bet. Did anyone expect the Chinese leadership to admit to intentionally releasing the virus? Or that they’d admit that they released it by mistake? So their behavior doesn’t shed any light on the situation as it could expected no matter how the virus was introduced to the world at large.

    henrybowman in reply to DaveGinOly. | January 30, 2021 at 3:34 am

    I follow your entire argument except the part where “the virus is natural.” It has very clearly been artificially enhanced (“gain of function”). Part of it can only have come from bats, and part can only have come from pangolins, and they don’t live anywhere near one another. This still doesn’t conflict with anything else you said.

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