CNN’s Alisyn Camerota publicly apologized this week after she referred to the South African strain of CoVID-19 as ‘South African,’ saying “I don’t mean to disparage South Africa.”
“Even though the virus in this particular variant was first described in South Africa, it actually might not have even emanated from South Africa. So it’s inappropriate to call it the ‘South African variant,’ it’s better just to call it by its name,” said one health expert in South Africa.
“Absolutely, you’re right, I don’t mean to disparage South Africa, it’s just a handy shorthand but I know that doctors don’t like that,” Camerota said.
CNN’s @AlisynCamerota on referring to a Covid strain as "the South African variant”: "I don’t mean to disparage South Africa. It’s just … a handy shorthand." pic.twitter.com/WLq2KzL934
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) February 3, 2021
Watch Camerota’s apology above.
'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.
This elected Democrat in Colorado doesn't seem very nice! @CandiCdeBacaD9 https://t.co/NvCn6UA4Wd
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) March 3, 2020
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Source: Fox News
'ROUTINE ERROR': 6,700 North Carolina Residents ‘Incorrectly Told They Have Coronavirus’ via Text
Nearly 7,000 residents in North Carolina were told via text message last week that they tested positive for the Coronavirus despite not actually having contracted the disease.
“More than 6,700 individuals in Mecklenburg County in North Carolina were told in a text message sent from Mecklenburg County Health Department on Friday that they tested positive for COVID-19 and over 500 people were told through a county email that they were also infected with the novel coronavirus. But the results were incorrect due to a technical error by Health Space, the company they use for contact tracing, according to a statement on the county’s website,” reports Fox News.
“An error during routine maintenance last Friday resulted in a county data vendor sending erroneous texts and email messages to people saying they were positive for COVID-19,” the statement on the county website said.
“Very quickly we began to work with the vendor to understand the issue and make sure that it did not continue. Once corrected we were told that 6,727 text messages and 541 emails were sent to individuals who were already in their system. We then worked with the vendor to send a corrected text/email to all that received the erroneous one,” the email stated in part.
Read the full report here.