For the second day in a row, President Trump opened a press conference today devoted to an outbreak that has now killed more than 200 Americans without saying the word “coronavirus.” Instead, he substituted his chosen name: “The Chinese Virus.”Other Republicans are also racing to rebrand the virus that causes COVID-19. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has called it “Chinese Coronavirus,” while Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar is trying to make “Wuhan Virus” a thing. One White House official even allegedly referred to the global pandemic as “Kung-Flu.”The World Health Organization intentionally avoids this, and advises against any possible nickname for a disease that calls up people, places, groups, or even professions, because those names can create a stigma. Even the Trump-appointed director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Robert Redfield, told the House in a hearing that using location-specific labels for the virus is “absolutely wrong and inappropriate.”There is a long, inglorious history of naming diseases after disdained groups. In 1495, Russians called a syphilis outbreak the Polish Disease, the Polish called it the German Disease, and the French and Italians named it after each other. The 1918 flu pandemic that infected over a quarter of the world’s population is still referred to as “The Spanish Flu,” even though there is no consensus on where that outbreak originated. Spain just happened to have the most reliable reporting at the time, as other countries censored their press to boost morale during World War I. Because Spain reported the first illness-related death, it got stuck with the name.
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Congressional and White House leaders are finalizing a $1 trillion stimulus deal to help American families and businesses amid the coronavirus outbreak; South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham joins ‘Fox and Friends.’
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The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa says big economies on the continent, will suffer high economic loses because of COVID-19. This is partly because they already have a high external debt. Economists warn that Africa may not grow at the expected rate of 3.2% this year (2020), but at less than 2%. SABC's Coletta Wanjohi reports from Addis Ababa.
This egotistical Bi$ch is begging for it.....The Queen of "Know it All" has spoken! Sophie Turner has seemingly had it with people taking social distancing guidelines a little too lightly for her taste. The "Game of Thrones" star joined husband Joe Jonas for a candid Instagram Live session, where she did not mince words when stressing the importance of maintaining self-isolation during the coronavirus pandemic. Many fans picked up Sophie's remarks as possible shade to fellow Marvel actress Evangeline Lilly, who faced backlash after sharing her controversial stance on the topic days earlier.
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Denver Nuggets forward Jamal Murray is not practicing social distancing during quarantine.On late Saturday night, Murray accidentally posted a video of himself receiving oral sex on his Instagram story. Murray eventually deleted the video and deactivated his account but the Internet still went on to roast him.Update: Murray took to We are waiting for your support for the development of our channel and for publishing better videos to you.
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Former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz has died after being hospitalized with corona virus.The 76 year old was taken to hospital on Thursday after an eight-day fever before succumbing to the virus last night. Sanz presided over Madrid as president from 1995-2000 where he led the club to win two champions league titles and one La Liga crown.
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