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Democratic senator asks Pompeo to stop saying ’Wuhan virus’

Democratic senator asks Pompeo to stop saying ’Wuhan virus’

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is calling on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other State Department officials to stop using the term ’Wuhan virus’ or ’Chinese virus’ to refer to COVID-19. Cardin said the use of the term ’risks inflaming stereotypes, fear, and xenophobia in the face of a health crisis.’

KCooper
KCooper
Up
Up 5 months

We're in the midst of a crisis and they're worried about offending the country that lied and caused the pandemic in the first place. What an unbelievable dipshit that democrat is.

Watheverable GRAMPS
Watheverable GRAMPS 5 months

The correct terms are "Chinese virus" or " Kung Flu"!

Better dead than red
Better dead than red 5 months

We will when they stop eating rodents.

AD C
AD C 5 months

Mark this guy down as someone who does business with China. Jokes aside, while I can understand the argument to not say "Chinese Virus", "Wu han Virus" is really only going to impact tourism in China. (Edited for a spelling mistake)

Connie
Connie 5 months

Many epidemics have been named for the place of origin, e.g., the Spanish flu, MERDS (Middle East...), the Nile virus, etc. China, put on your big boy pants and own up.

Bob Of Cheesecake
Bob Of Cheesecake 5 months

Get over it.

eddy yetty
eddy yetty 5 months

It literally IS from china and from Wuhan. Are you enraged about Ebola?

BoboRama
BoboRama 5 months

Sure, as soon as you stop saying champagne and french fries

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