The current coronavirus is misnamed because it is not specific enough. Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that cause respiratory tract infections. Coronaviruses include the common cold, the seasonal flu virus, and rarer forms such as SARS, MERS, and the current virus wreaking havoc around the world. That virus originated in China, in the city of Wuhan.
Note: SARS-CoV (Severe Acute Respirtory Syndrome-CoronaVirus) had also originated in China — in southern China in 2002.
The medical name for the current coronavirus is SARS-CoV-2.
The disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 is named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).
On Wednesday night, March 11, once again President Trump spoke to the nation about what the federal government is doing about the Wuhan coronavirus.
MSM jackals, especially CNN, seized on Trump calling the virus the Wuhan virus, and accused him of racism.
Why is that racist?
Did you know that MERS that first broke out in June 2012 in Saudi Arabia refers to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome?
Why is it okay to call MERS the “Middle East” coronavirus, but it’s racist to call the current coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China the Wuhan or Chinese coronavirus?
To top it off, the very same MSM jackals who are accusing Trump of racism themselves had referred to the virus as the Wuhan coronavirus! — which makes them, by their own yardstick, rank racists.
Here’s the evidence:
- Democrats weaponize coronavirus to take down President Trump
- Fake News telling lies about Covid-19, again.
- What President Trump is doing about the coronavirus epidemic