Is all this hysteria a test to see how far people will allow authoritarianism under the threat of the common cold.
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- “Effectively fighting contagions will also require fighting fears driven by racist impulses. The quarantines of Chinatowns in the 19th century didn’t suppress disease or improve public health but did legitimize discrimination against entire populations.Today, as state agencies and school authorities issue warnings and reassurances, they should be sensitive to this historical pattern. What’s needed is evidenced-based, easily understood information that defuses public anxieties without provoking race-based panic and deepening inequalities.”
Op-Ed: Panic over the coronavirus recalls other racist chapters in California’s history
- “”We’re going to educate others on what to do to be safe,” said Nina Liang, president of the Quincy City Council. The brunch was a joint effort between the two cities, Quincy and Boston.
“Being racist is not the way,” she said, alluding to prejudice toward Asians and Asian Americans that has manifested after the virus was discovered in Wuhan, China late last year. “Taking caution, like washing your hands and covering your mouth — that’s the way to do it. Coming out together, supporting one another. That’s the way that we can get through this.””
‘Dim Sum Brunch’: Hundreds Gather To Support Boston’s Chinatown Amid Coronavirus Fears
- ‘They yelled Coronavirus’ – East Asian attack victim speaks of fear
- “When Western health care experts say that this sort of lockdown won’t work, they basically mean it’s never been tried on this scale with this kind of uber-efficient government.” “Considering the underlying distrust, it’s hard for the government to say what many epidemiologists are saying: This outbreak is serious but not catastrophic. Because if the state leveled with the people, it would also have to admit that there is no need for this degree of social control. Fewer than 200 people were reported to have died as of Thursday evening, in a country of nearly 1.4 billion, and there is no indication that we are at the start of a Hollywood disaster-style movie.”
“Public-health experts say that for the most part, panic over the Wuhan coronavirus outside of China is unproductive and unwarranted. The public should take precautions to avoid getting sick, but the most effective preventative measures are everyday actions like increased handwashing and not touching your face.” The Wuhan coronavirus seems to have a low fatality rate, and most patients make full recoveries. Experts reveal why it’s causing panic anyway.”
Coronavirus has sparked racist attacks on Asians in Australia — including me https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-01/coronavirus-has-sparked-racist-attacks-on-asian-australians/11918962
‘Coronavirus has sparked racist attacks on Asians in Australia — including me
Very confused, tired’: Families split as travel ban prompts airport chaos
Anti-China sentiment spreads along with coronavirus
I was bullied as a child after the SARS outbreak, now it’s happening again with coronavirus https://gal-dem.com/i-was-bullied-as-a-child-after-the-sars-outbreak-now-its-happening-again-with-the-coronavirus/
An outstanding break down of the virus and the resulting racism in the response. What Actually Happens If You Get Coronavirus? https://youtu.be/OTYfke545vI
Web MD Coronavirus https://www.webmd.com/lung/coronavirus#1
It’s Coronavirus Season. You Know What That Means? Racism. Lots of It
Stop Using The Coronavirus To Justify Your Racism Against Chinese People, K? https://www.5why.com.au/stop-using-the-coronavirus-to-justify-your-racism-against-chinese-people-k/
Coronavirus: French Asians hit back at racism with ‘I’m not a virus’