#TrueSpeech is repressed by the #PCGagOrder: Everyone must conceal any negative “minority” performance, to avoid stirring up prejudices. Truthfully stating that the Coronavirus is foreign and comes from China, or Wuhan, is “racist” and xenophobic. “Wuhan Virus” or “chinese Virus” is “racist” and xenophobic. Telling true facts is not allowed.
But It is ok for Leftist TV commentators to first use the term “Wuhan Corona Virus”. See video as proof.
Facts are a no-no, if facts are offensive to “disadvantaged minorities”. Especially when such facts are uttered by Donald Trump or other “right wing” “white exploiters”. See Unequal treatment, unequal rights1
Biden: Calling Coronavirus ‘Foreign Virus’ Is ‘Xenophobic,’ Blasts Europe Travel Ban
Former Vice President and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden gave a speech on Thursday addressing the coronavirus outbreak, accusing President Donald Trump of “xenophobia” for calling it a “foreign virus” and slamming his announcement on Wednesday that flights from Europe will be banned for 30 days.[Biden: Calling Coronavirus ‘Foreign Virus’ Is ‘Xenophobic,’ Blasts Europe Travel Ban]
Because when dealing with a global pandemic, preventing people’s feelings from being hurt is surely of the utmost importance.
In the first section of Biden’s plan, “Restoring trust, credibility, and common purpose,” curbing misinformation and stopping xenophobia are listed as key goals.
“Stop the political theater and willful misinformation that has heightened confusion and discrimination,” states the plan, adding that “This communication is essential to combating the dangerous epidemic of fear, chaos, and stigmatization that can overtake communities faster than the virus.”
“Acts of racism and xenophobia against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community must not be tolerated,” according to the plan.
In prioritizing the prevention of “racism,” Biden is taking his lead from the World Health Organization, which has repeatedly issued statements attempting policing the language used to describe coronavirus in order to prevent “stigmatization.”
Mainstream media networks and pundits like CNN’s Jim Acosta have also suggested that saying COVID-19 originated in China is xenophobic, even though it’s a fact.
Meanwhile, countries like Singapore and Russia who ignored the WHO’s demand not to profile potential coronavirus victims and closed their borders early have comparatively few coronavirus cases and zero deaths. [First Point of Joe Biden’s Coronavirus Action Plan is to Stop “Racism”]
President Trump confirmed prior reports by declaring a national emergency to combat the spread of coronavirus on Friday afternoon, releasing billions of dollars in federal funding to help the country fight the foreign virus.
“I am officially declaring a national emergency. Two very big words,” Trump said, confirming previous reports. “The action I am taking will open up access to up to $50 billion dollars in our shared fight against this disease.”
“Our overriding goal is to stop the spread of the virus,” he added. “. . . No resource will be spared, nothing whatsoever.” He revealed that tests will be available “in the millions” in coming weeks, but said “we don’t want everyone running out and taking [tests].” [‘No Resource Will Be Spared’: Trump Declares National Emergency to Slow Spread of Coronavirus]
What historians heard when Trump warned of a ‘foreign virus’ [CNN]
For immigration historians and other scholars, the way US President Donald Trump is describing the coronavirus pandemic has a familiar ring.
This is the most aggressive and comprehensive effort to confront a foreign virus in modern history,” Trump said in an Oval Office address Wednesday night. “I am confident that by counting and continuing to take these tough measures we will significantly reduce the threat to our citizens and we will ultimately and expeditiously defeat this virus.
As soon as Trump’s words describing a “foreign virus” hit the airwaves, Nükhet Varlik knew she’d heard them before.
“We’ve had plenty of examples of this in the past. It’s mindblowing that this still continues,” said Varlik, an associate professor of history at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey, and at the University of South Carolina.
“It opens up the ways of thinking about disease in dangerous ways,” she said. “Once you open that door…historically we have examples, we know where it goes. And we don’t want to go there. I find it extremely dangerous.”
It’s the latest chapter in a story that historians see as centuries in the making. From the plague to SARS, whenever an outbreak spread, racism and xenophobia weren’t far behind.
Why President Trump Wants to Frame COVID-19 as a ‘Foreign Virus’ [TIME]
The country is confronting a “foreign virus,” Trump told the nation from behind the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office on Wednesday. Travelers from Europe, he said, had “seeded” clusters of the virus in the U.S. and, as a result, his Administration is blocking travel between the U.S. and most of Europe for 30 days starting Friday at midnight.
Trump’s decision to block passengers from Europe, and how he sold it Wednesday night, echoed his comments in recent weeks that linked his response to the virus to the tough immigration measures his Administration has put in place and his 2016 campaign promise to build a border wall. “Border security is also health security, and you’ve all seen the wall has gone up like magic,” Trump said during a rally in North Charleston, S.C. on Feb. 28, when talking about the spread of COVID-19. Strict border measures are one of the reasons the number of cases in the U.S. is low, Trump said, adding “we will do everything in our power to keep the infection and those carrying the infection from entering our country.”
On Tuesday, in response to a tweet about the “China Virus,” Trump wrote that the wall is “Going up fast. We need the Wall more than ever!” Within hours, Rep. Katherine Clark, a Democrat from Massachusetts, asked the director of the CDC, Robert Redfield, during a Congressional hearing whether there were any agency recommendations that border barriers would be “of any use in mitigation” the outbreak of COVID-19. “Not that I’ve seen,” Redfield said. (To say nothing of the fact that there are just 12 confirmed cases in Mexico.)
Cecilia Muñoz, who was the director of President Barack Obama’s domestic policy council from 2012 to 2017, says Trump’s repeated comments about the wall and closing the borders is “a clear signal that he’s focused on the wrong things.” The virus is already in the United States, says Muñoz. “The problem at the border is obviously a political imperative for him. That’s fine we can have that conversation, but it has nothing to with the spread of this virus,” Muñoz says.
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