Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi demanded an official apology from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on social media Tuesday night; saying his use of the term “Chinese Coronavirus” is “bigoted” against Asians and Asian Americans.
“Everything you need to know about the Chinese coronavirus can be found on one, regularly-updated website,” posted McCarthy on social media.
Everything you need to know about the Chinese coronavirus can be found on one, regularly-updated website: https://t.co/nGCCDVqcqe
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) March 9, 2020
“Bigoted statements which spread misinformation and blame Asians and the Asian American community for #coronavirus make us all less safe. @GOPLeader must delete this tweet and apologize immediately,” fired-back Pelosi.
Bigoted statements which spread misinformation and blame Asians and the Asian American community for #coronavirus make us all less safe. @GOPLeader must delete this tweet and apologize immediately. pic.twitter.com/twzCcVAWDH
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) March 10, 2020
“Viruses don’t have nationalities. This is racist,” added Rep. Ilhan Omar.
Viruses don't have nationalities.
This is racist. https://t.co/edNDoe1LI9
— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) March 10, 2020
It’s common for health officials and government workers to include the location of origin or first diagnosis for many diseases to differentiate them from similar strains.
Examples include: Spanish Flu, West Nile Virus, Hong Kong Flu of 1968, German Measles, Asian Flu of 1956, Ebola Fever, Rocky Mountain Fever, and others.
CORONAVIRUS in NYC: Manhattan Woman Diagnosed with Coronavirus After Traveling to Iran
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo confirmed the state’s first case of Coronavirus in Manhattan over the weekend; raising health concerns over a potential outbreak in the country’s largest city.
“We have learned of the 1st positive case of COVID-19 in NY. The patient contracted the virus while in Iran & is isolated. There is no reason for undue anxiety—the general risk remains low in NY. We are diligently managing this situation &will provide info as it becomes available,” posted the Governor on social media.
We have learned of the 1st positive case of COVID-19 in NY. The patient contracted the virus while in Iran & is isolated
There is no reason for undue anxiety—the general risk remains low in NY. We are diligently managing this situation &will provide info as it becomes available. pic.twitter.com/rLnObvrg3R
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) March 2, 2020
“The patient has respiratory symptoms, but is not in serious condition and has been in a controlled situation since arriving to New York,” Governor Cuomo said in a statement.
“Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Sunday confirmed New York State’s first case of the coronavirus, saying that a woman contracted the virus while traveling in Iran and is now in New York City isolated in her home,” writes the New York Times. “A woman in her 30s who had traveled in Iran contracted the virus and is now isolated at home.”
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Source: New York Times
'SICKENING': Backlash Grows Against Denver Democrat Who Supported Spreading Coronavirus at MAGA Rallies
Denver’s Democratic Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca is facing a growing backlash on social media this week after calling for those sick with the deadly Coronavirus to intentionally spread the disease at ‘Make America Great Again’ rallies.
“Democrat Denver Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca says that she stands in ‘solidarity’ with someone who says that they if they get the coronavirus that they will attend as many Trump rallies as possible She appears to have made the statement on her government Twitter account,” posted a reporter with the Daily Wire.
These people are sick. https://t.co/74mEIJDOpa
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 3, 2020
“These people are sick,” posted Donald Trump Jr.
“This elected Democrat in Colorado doesn’t seem very nice!” the Trump campaign War Room Twitter account posted in response.
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) March 3, 2020
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Source: Fox News