Marietta Vazquez | Yale School of Medicine: Calling COVID-19 the “Wuhan Virus” or “China Virus” is inaccurate and xenophobic

This week, my colleagues logged on to Twitter to see “#ChinaVirus” and “#WuhanVirus” trending in the United States. Most posts were written with dismay from people who couldn’t believe some government officials were influencing others to refer to COVID-19 (also known as the Coronavirus) this way. While there is understandable unease flowing through Americans and…

Ivan Natividad: Coronavirus: Fear of Asians rooted in long American history of prejudicial policies

A group of Asian immigrants are given exams by medical staff at Angel Island Immigration Station in the early 20th century. The tests were often invasive and given without patient consent. (Photo courtesy of Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation) As the number of novel coronavirus cases rises, anxiety over the potentially deadly disease has been…