WORLD WHO officials warn US President Trump against calling coronavirus ‘the Chinese virus’

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WHO officials warn US President Trump against calling coronavirus ‘the Chinese virus’

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08:11, March 19, 2020

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World Health Organization officials warned against calling COVID-19 the “Chinese virus” as President Donald Trump has done, saying that it could unintentionally lead to racial profiling, according to CNBC.

“Viruses know no borders and they don’t care about your ethnicity, the color of your skin or how much money you have in the bank. So it’s really important we be careful in the language we use lest it lead to the profiling of individuals associated with the virus,” Dr. Mike Ryan, the executive director of WHO’s emergencies program, said at a news conference Wednesday when asked about Trump’s comments inciting violence against Asians, CNBC reported. 


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