AOC Claims To Know The Real Reason People Aren’t Going to Chinese Restaurants (HINT: It’s Not Coronavirus)
Chalk up one more idiotic statement from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She’s said nearly as many idiotic things as Joe Biden has at this point.
Given all the hysteria over the coronavirus, people are taking extra precautions of all nature.
Some people are stocking up on food and other household items. Some people are refraining from eating out at restaurants. Some people aren’t going out at all.
But some people are specifically not going to Chinese restaurants for fear of catching the virus there.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says that the real reason that they’re not going isn’t out of fear of catching coronavirus, but it’s because they’re racist.
“Honestly, it sounds almost so silly to say, but there’s a lot of restaurants that are feeling the pain of racism,” Ocasio-Cortez said during an Instagram Live video. “Where people are literally not patroning Chinese restaurants, uh, they’re not patroning Asian restaurants because of just straight up racism around the coronavirus.”
Ocasio-Cortez says people are not eating at Chinese and Asian restaurants right now because they are "just straight up" racist about the coronavirus pic.twitter.com/egtpRDEDhO
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 11, 2020
Some people have deemed it the “Wuhan Virus” which liberals are claiming is also racist.
Historically, microbiologists named new diseases after locations, animals or people. To this day, flu strains are named after the city in which they were first isolated.
There’s another problem with accusing the name “Wuhan virus” of being racist. All influenza strains are named after the location in which they were first isolated.
This isn’t done because of racism. It’s done because it helps epidemiologists track the viruses. Once again, things could get awfully confusing if influenza strains were named “Flu #3296” and “Flu #9114.”
As usual, America’s pathological obsession with racism misfires again.
Was it racist when we named the West Nile Virus? How about Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever? I don’t hear anyone crying about the name Ebola or Lyme disease either. Ebola coming from a river in Africa and Lyme coming from a town in Connecticut.
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