Every once in a while we’ll get a reader who gets the vapors when reading The Canary.
The thing that really causes them to clutch their pearls real tight lately is when we refer to COVID-19 or coronavirus as the Chinese virus.
That’s right. We said Chinese virus.
Are you OK? Need some pearls to clutch?
Here you go …
So, why do we call it the Chinese virus? Simple. It’s because the virus came from China.
Identifying a virus from its place of origin is not new. It’s not racist or xenophobic or anti-Asian anything.
We’ve done it many times in the past with pandemic viruses. The only difference this time is the woke left trying to control every word that comes out of your mouth.
And the only thing they’re doing is help spread Chinese propaganda by insisting it be called something else.
You’ll find some people who think they’re very smart talking about the Spanish flu of 1918. But they’ll turn right around and scold you and lecture you for calling this current pandemic virus the Chinese virus.
Here’s a look at some of the most famous pandemic viruses. And no one got all butthurt over these names:
- Spanish flu
- Hong Kong flu
- Ebola virus
- Zika virus
- West Nile virus
- Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
- and on and on …
Real Time with Bill Maher – Virus Shaming
You won’t find us sharing too many videos from Bill Maher. But back in April, he nailed this argument and shamed his liberal friends for scolding everyone for calling this the Chinese virus or Wuhan virus.
He asked, “Why should China get a pass?”
Check out this 5-minute video to hear his explanation:
The winning line from this segment: “Viruses come from China like shortstops come from the Dominican Republic.”
So, if you don’t like us calling it the Chinese virus, go somewhere else.
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