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Re: How Many Caught A Case Of Covid-19?
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2020, 07:58:42 pm »
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Age Distributions of Covid-19 Cases



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« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2020, 10:54:41 am »
Sunday, 22nd March 2o2o


Brooklyn Bridge to Manhattan under quarantine right now.


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« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2020, 05:35:08 pm »
Monday, 23rd March 2o2o
Broadcasting drumphf’s Covid-19 Briefings Live Is a Danger to Public Health
by Andy Kroll





(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — It took practically the entire 2016 presidential campaign for many in the media, including the powerful TV networks, to realize that drumphf’s casual attitude toward truth and facts required a new approach to covering him.

The first step was obvious:


Stop airing his rallies live.

The drumphf rally was — and remains — a uniquely dangerous blend of misinformation, fear-mongering, grievance-airing, schoolyard taunting, and the occasional incitements to violence.


(“And you know what? The audience swung back. And I thought it was very, very appropriate. He was swinging, he was hitting people, and the audience hit back. And that’s what we need a little bit more of.”)


And during the 2016 campaign, TV networks and other news outlets broadcast drumphf’s rallies as they happened, in the moment, without filter or editing
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By one measure, during the 2016 campaign, drumphf received $6 billion of the best kind of free media a candidate could ask for.

Eventually, media organizations came to their senses and put in place any number of creative approaches to countering drumphf’s lies and bluster.

They cut away from his rallies to correct misinformation.


They used their chyrons (those text boxes at the bottom of the TV screen) to fact-check him in real-time.

In some cases, they stopped airing his rallies altogether.

Now, in the middle of the new Covid-19 pandemic, news organizations risk making the same mistake all over again.



Instead of the drumphf campaign rally, it is the acting-president’s daily press briefing about the pandemic that poses a unique threat to reliable information and public trust in the middle of a global and fast-spreading crisis.

drumphf’s Friday press briefing put this circus on full display.

Asked a straightforward question about how he would assure fearful Americans in this moment, drumphf attacked the reporter who asked the question, calling him “terrible” and his question “nasty.”

Asked about a possible coronavirus treatment called chloroquine, drumphf said:


“It may work, it may not work. … I feel good about it. It’s just a feeling. I’m a smart guy.”


Afterward, Dr. Tony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, corrected drumphf’s remarks when he explained that the government didn’t know if chloroquine was safe, adding,

“I like to prove things first.”

Asked about news stories that revealed how republican senators richard urr (R-N.C.) and kelly loeffler (R-Ga.) dumped millions of dollars in stocks just before the Covid-19 pandemic tanked the stock market, drumphf responded by calling the republican senators “very honorable people” and mentioning by name the only Democrat, Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, who sold stock in the same time period.



When asked a follow-up question about why he seemed to think the republican senators should not face investigations, drumphf snapped at the reporter for questioning him about the Republicans and not Feinstein.

drumphf denigrated the State Department by calling it the “Deep State Department.”

He complained that he and his coronavirus task force “haven’t been given the credit we’ve deserved.”

He complained that his administration had “inherited” from the Obama administration “an obsolete, broken system.”

To be clear, all of that happened in just one briefing.


It’s gone that way with many of drumphf’s briefings.

He cuts off and snarls at reporters who ask him questions about whether the economy is headed for a recession or even a depression.

He contradicts public-health experts who’ve spent their lives preparing for a crisis like this one.


His statement downplaying Covid-19 at a February 26th briefing — “We’re going to be pretty soon at only five people, and we could be at just one or two people over the next short period of time” — will go down in history as one of the most infamously misleading presidential statements.

A parade of complaints, insults, and factually-challenged information: Sound familiar?

It should.

The media has been here before.


Then, it was his rallies; now, it’s press briefings.

By some measures, the stakes are even higher now.

Every day — every hour, really — of delay in the response to Covid-19 can mean lives lost and livelihoods destroyed.


Broadcasting the president’s words unfiltered out to a population that is largely stuck at home and watching TV won’t do anything to accelerate the response to the pandemic.

drumphf’s misinformation and chaotic leadership may in fact hinder that response.

drumphf’s showing on Friday makes this much clear to any media outlet looking to do well by its audience:



It’s time to stop carrying his Covid-19 briefings live.

Cover them, edit out the bad information, and give the American people only the essential information (such as Dr. Fauci’s warnings and updates) that they need to deal with the crisis.

To continue to air them in real-time, unedited, is to actively confuse and mislead the American public.
















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« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2020, 05:57:18 pm »
Monday, 23rd March 2o2o
drumphf, as usual, is just making things worse
by Eugene Robinson





The nation is suffering through a terrible crisis.

Day by day, tweet by tweet, unhinged briefing by unhinged briefing, the acting-president is making it worse.

That is a hard conclusion to reach, even for someone like me who has long considered drumphf one of the worst persons pretending to be a president in our history.

The covid-19 pandemic is the definition of a moment when everyone should hope and pray for strong, smart, steady presidential leadership.

Indeed, the restrictions drumphf imposed against travel from China and Europe, where the novel Covid-19 was running rampant — whether his motives were scientific or xenophobic — had a good impact.

He bought us some time.

But then he squandered it.

If you can bear to watch drumphf’s performances during the daily Executive Mansion update briefings, you can only conclude that any effective federal response is happening not because of him, but despite him.

The essential problem, of course, is the president’s unshakable view that everything is always, always about him.

As Alice Roosevelt Longworth once said about her father, President Theodore Roosevelt, drumphf insists on being “the corpse at every funeral, the bride at every wedding and the baby at every christening.”

This is a moment for selflessness, but drumphf has shown no capacity to think of anything other than himself.

We are asked to stay home and avoid one another, at great economic and psychological cost, to keep the covid-19 pandemic from overwhelming the nation’s health system.

The crisis calls for shared sacrifice.

Yet at Sunday’s briefing, drumphf went on and on about why he will not make the commitment to sacrifice any potential bailout funds for which his hotel properties might qualify.

“You know, every time I do it, like, for instance, I committed publicly that I wouldn’t take the $450,000 salary [as acting-president],” he said.

“It’s a lot of money. Whether you’re rich or not, it’s a lot of money. And I did it. Nobody cared. Nobody — nobody said thank you. Nobody said thank you very much.”

There are others who deserve that “thank you very much” and more:

the front-line health-care workers who are dangerously reusing protective masks and gowns because such vital gear remains in desperately short supply; the millions of workers in the restaurant and hotel industries who have lost their jobs and in many cases have no savings or benefits to tide them over; the millions of retirees who have seen their 401(k) balances evaporate; the millions of parents who are trying to work their office jobs from their kitchen tables while home-schooling their children while keeping tabs on their elderly relatives who are most vulnerable to the virus.

It is not too much to expect a president to show his gratitude for the sacrifices his citizens are making by doing everything he can to support them, rather than whine that the nation is not thanking him.

Yet who believes, at this point, that we will ever see such moral leadership from drumphf?


Since that’s not coming, I’d settle for practical leadership.

But we aren’t getting that from drumphf, either.

He could have compelled the production of protective medical gear and lifesaving ventilators.

He could have ordered the military to distribute these supplies.

He could have spelled out a national “social distancing” policy rather than allow a patchwork of different rules in different jurisdictions.

And he could have called in the leaders of both the House and the Senate and insisted that they work together to quickly pass the massive trillion-dollar bailout package that is sorely needed to keep what is left of the economy afloat.

Instead, drumphf refuses to talk to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and busies himself retweeting political attacks against likely Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

We are basically on our own.

And, all things considered, across much of the country, we’re doing pretty well given the circumstances.

Governors, notably Andrew M. Cuomo of New York, have stepped up to exercise the kind of political leadership we need and provide calming day-to-day narration of the crisis.

Medical experts — led by the ubiquitous and irreplaceable Anthony S. Fauci, whom I’d like to encase in bubble wrap to protect his health — politely correct drumphf’s pseudoscience with real science.

In my immediate community, few people are ignoring the social-distancing mandates.

Congress is grinding its way, messily, toward a relief package.

“I want America to understand, this week, it’s going to get bad,” Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams said on Monday.

drumphf has the power and the platform to make us confident that things will eventually get better, but he either can’t or won’t.

We must continue to comfort and reassure ourselves.
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Re: How Many Caught A Case Of Covid-19?
« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2020, 10:35:45 pm »
Tuesday, 24th March 2o2o
How Long COVID-19 Can Live On Common Surfaces



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Re: How Many Caught A Case Of Covid-19?
« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2020, 05:56:48 am »
Tuesday, 24th March 2o2o

From Worldometer on Twitter:
Total confirmed Covid-19 cases in USA ranked by state:


New York  20,875
New Jersey  2,844
Washington  2,221
California  2,065
Michigan  1,328
Illinois  1,285
Florida  1,227
Louisiana  1,172
Texas  788
Massachusetts  777
Georgia  772
Colorado  720

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Re: How Many Caught A Case Of Covid-19?
« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2020, 09:06:23 am »
Although this might be a little bit macabre, given the state of testing in the US, I'm watching the death counts/rates instead of the total number of cases stats. Specifically, I'm keeping an eye on the growth rate in doubling time (How long did it take for the number of confirmed deaths to double?) We're at 3 days according to this source. If that goes up, it's an indication that the social distancing might be working to slow down the spread of the virus. If it doesn't, well, draw your own conclusions.
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« Reply #22 on: March 24, 2020, 10:14:58 am »
If it doesn't, well, draw your own conclusions.



I have already concluded what the endgame can be, however, doesn't have to be.

We need to remove 2 individuals from power right now to reverse this catastrophe.

Just 2. 

We all know who these 2 individuals are.

Then... seriously consider re-inventing an entirely new standard of living; the world has just changed before our very eyes within a matter of months.

I'm open to any ideas from you, Curtis Metcalf.  :)

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« Reply #23 on: March 24, 2020, 10:10:56 pm »
Although this might be a little bit macabre, given the state of testing in the US, I'm watching the death counts/rates instead of the total number of cases stats. Specifically, I'm keeping an eye on the growth rate in doubling time (How long did it take for the number of confirmed deaths to double?) We're at 3 days according to this source. If that goes up, it's an indication that the social distancing might be working to slow down the spread of the virus. If it doesn't, well, draw your own conclusions.

I'm afraid you may have something there.

The New York Governor states that we are testing more than any other area, but that may only be people with visible symptoms. Since they don't have enough test kits to go around. Last I checked if you were asymptomatic  you couldn't get tested here even if you wanted to.

So the numbers are somewhat worthless.

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« Reply #24 on: March 25, 2020, 06:14:42 am »
Wednesday, 25th March 2o2o
Latest Estimation Chart of Global Infections Caused By Covid-19


Please note: this chart was taken earlier this week Monday, 23rd March 2020

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« Reply #25 on: March 25, 2020, 07:27:20 am »
Wednesday 25th, March 2o2o
During the Covid-19 pandemic at a Fox News town hall, the acting-president panders to his evangelical Christian base.


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« Reply #26 on: March 25, 2020, 09:18:35 am »
Although this might be a little bit macabre, given the state of testing in the US, I'm watching the death counts/rates instead of the total number of cases stats. Specifically, I'm keeping an eye on the growth rate in doubling time (How long did it take for the number of confirmed deaths to double?) We're at 3 days according to this source. If that goes up, it's an indication that the social distancing might be working to slow down the spread of the virus. If it doesn't, well, draw your own conclusions.

I'm afraid you may have something there.

The New York Governor states that we are testing more than any other area, but that may only be people with visible symptoms. Since they don't have enough test kits to go around. Last I checked if you were asymptomatic  you couldn't get tested here even if you wanted to.

So the numbers are somewhat worthless.
Exactly. The cases detected might tell us something about the availability of testing but certainly nowhere near an accurate representation of how widespread the virus is. We would need a regimen of randomized testing across the country to really know that. Which would require general availability of the test for antibodies that can tell if you've already had it and recovered as well as if you're currently infected. Until then, it seems to me that deaths due to CV is the most reliable stat we have.
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« Reply #27 on: March 25, 2020, 06:19:27 pm »
Wednesday, 25th March 2o2o
How the Covid-19 Pandemic Will End
by Ed Yong


Please note: this article posted is a truncated version of the original.



Three months ago, no one knew that SARS-CoV-2 existed.


Now the virus has spread to almost every country, infecting at least 446,000 people whom we know about, and many more whom we do not.

It has crashed economies and broken health-care systems, filled hospitals and emptied public spaces.

It has separated people from their workplaces and their friends.


It has disrupted modern society on a scale that most living people have never witnessed.

Soon, most everyone in the United States will know someone who has been infected.

Like World War II or the 9/11 attacks, this pandemic has already imprinted itself upon the nation’s psyche.

A global pandemic of this scale was inevitable.

In recent years, hundreds of health experts have written books, white papers, and op-eds warning of the possibility.

Bill Gates has been telling anyone who would listen, including the 18 million viewers of his TED Talk.


In 2018, I wrote a story for The Atlantic arguing that America was not ready for the pandemic that would eventually come.

In October, the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security war-gamed what might happen if a new coronavirus swept the globe.

And then one did.

Hypotheticals became reality.



“What if?” became “Now what?”

So, now what?


In the late hours of last Wednesday, which now feels like the distant past, I was talking about the pandemic with a pregnant friend who was days away from her due date.

We realized that her child might be one of the first of a new cohort who are born into a society profoundly altered by COVID-19.

We decided to call them Generation C.

As we’ll see, Gen C’s lives will be shaped by the choices made in the coming weeks, and by the losses we suffer as a result.


But first, a brief reckoning.

On the Global Health Security Index, a report card that grades every country on its pandemic preparedness, the United States has a score of 83.5—the world’s highest.

Rich, strong, developed, America is supposed to be the readiest of nations.


That illusion has been shattered.

Despite months of advance warning as the virus spread in other countries, when America was finally tested by COVID-19, it failed.

I. The Next Months


Having fallen behind, it will be difficult—but not impossible—for the United States to catch up.

To an extent, the near-term future is set because COVID-19 is a slow and long illness.


People who were infected several days ago will only start showing symptoms now, even if they isolated themselves in the meantime.

Some of those people will enter intensive-care units in early April.

As of last weekend, the nation had 17,000 confirmed cases, but the actual number was probably somewhere between 60,000 and 245,000.


Numbers are now starting to rise exponentially: As of Wednesday morning, the official case count was 54,000, and the actual case count is unknown.

Health-care workers are already seeing worrying signs: dwindling equipment, growing numbers of patients, and doctors and nurses who are themselves becoming infected.

Italy and Spain offer grim warnings about the future.

Hospitals are out of room, supplies, and staff.

Unable to treat or save everyone, doctors have been forced into the unthinkable: rationing care to patients who are most likely to survive, while letting others die.

The U.S. has fewer hospital beds per capita than Italy.


A study released by a team at Imperial College London concluded that if the pandemic is left unchecked, those beds will all be full by late April.

By the end of June, for every available critical-care bed, there will be roughly 15 COVID-19 patients in need of one.
 

By the end of the summer, the pandemic will have directly killed 2.2 million Americans, notwithstanding those who will indirectly die as hospitals are unable to care for the usual slew of heart attacks, strokes, and car accidents.


This is the worst-case scenario.

II. The Endgame


Even a perfect response won’t end the pandemic.


As long as the virus persists somewhere, there’s a chance that one infected traveler will reignite fresh sparks in countries that have already extinguished their fires.


This is already happening in China, Singapore, and other Asian countries that briefly seemed to have the virus under control.

Under these conditions, there are three possible endgames: one that’s very unlikely, one that’s very dangerous, and one that’s very long.

The first is that every nation manages to simultaneously bring the virus to heel, as with the original SARS in 2003.


Given how widespread the coronavirus pandemic is, and how badly many countries are faring, the odds of worldwide synchronous control seem vanishingly small.

The second is that the virus does what past flu pandemics have done: It burns through the world and leaves behind enough immune survivors that it eventually struggles to find viable hosts.

This “herd immunity” scenario would be quick, and thus tempting.


But it would also come at a terrible cost: SARS-CoV-2 is more transmissible and fatal than the flu, and it would likely leave behind many millions of corpses and a trail of devastated health systems.

The United Kingdom initially seemed to consider this herd-immunity strategy, before backtracking when models revealed the dire consequences.

The U.S. now seems to be considering it too.

The third scenario is that the world plays a protracted game of whack-a-mole with the virus, stamping out outbreaks here and there until a vaccine can be produced.

This is the best option, but also the longest and most complicated.

It depends, for a start, on making a vaccine.

If this were a flu pandemic, that would be easier.


The world is experienced at making flu vaccines and does so every year.

But there are no existing vaccines for Covid-19 — until now, these viruses seemed to cause diseases that were mild or rare—so researchers must start from scratch.


The first steps have been impressively quick.

Last Monday, a possible vaccine created by Moderna and the National Institutes of Health went into early clinical testing.

That marks a 63-day gap between scientists sequencing the virus’s genes for the first time and doctors injecting a vaccine candidate into a person’s arm.

“It’s overwhelmingly the world record,” Fauci said.

But it’s also the fastest step among many subsequent slow ones.

The initial trial will simply tell researchers if the vaccine seems safe, and if it can actually mobilize the immune system.


Researchers will then need to check that it actually prevents infection from SARS-CoV-2.

They’ll need to do animal tests and large-scale trials to ensure that the vaccine doesn’t cause severe side effects.

They’ll need to work out what dose is required, how many shots people need, if the vaccine works in elderly people, and if it requires other chemicals to boost its effectiveness.

“Even if it works, they don’t have an easy way to manufacture it at a massive scale,” said Seth Berkley of Gavi.

That’s because Moderna is using a new approach to vaccination.

Existing vaccines work by providing the body with inactivated or fragmented viruses, allowing the immune system to prep its defenses ahead of time.

By contrast, Moderna’s vaccine comprises a sliver of SARS-CoV-2’s genetic material—its RNA.


The idea is that the body can use this sliver to build its own viral fragments, which would then form the basis of the immune system’s preparations.

This approach works in animals, but is unproven in humans.


By contrast, French scientists are trying to modify the existing measles vaccine using fragments of Covid-19.

“The advantage of that is that if we needed hundreds of doses tomorrow, a lot of plants in the world know how to do it,” Berkley said.

No matter which strategy is faster, Berkley and others estimate that it will take 12 to 18 months to develop a proven vaccine, and then longer still to make it, ship it, and inject it into people’s arms.

III. The Aftermath



The cost of reaching that point, with as few deaths as possible, will be enormous.


As my colleague Annie Lowrey wrote, the economy is experiencing a shock “more sudden and severe than anyone alive has ever experienced.”

About one in five people in the United States have lost working hours or jobs.

Hotels are empty.

Airlines are grounding flights.

Restaurants and other small businesses are closing.


Inequalities will widen: People with low incomes will be hardest-hit by social-distancing measures, and most likely to have the chronic health conditions that increase their risk of severe infections.


Diseases have destabilized cities and societies many times over, “but it hasn’t happened in this country in a very long time, or to quite the extent that we’re seeing now,” says Elena Conis, a historian of medicine at UC Berkeley.

“We’re far more urban and metropolitan. We have more people traveling great distances and living far from family and work.”

After infections begin ebbing, a secondary pandemic of mental-health problems will follow.



At a moment of profound dread and uncertainty, people are being cut off from soothing human contact.

Hugs, handshakes, and other social rituals are now tinged with danger.

People with anxiety or obsessive-compulsive disorder are struggling.

Elderly people, who are already excluded from much of public life, are being asked to distance themselves even further, deepening their loneliness.


Asian people are suffering racist insults, fueled by someone pretending to be a president who insists on labeling Covid-19 the “Chinese virus.”


Incidents of domestic violence and child abuse are likely to spike as people are forced to stay in unsafe homes.

Children, whose bodies are mostly spared by the virus, may endure mental trauma that stays with them into adulthood.

One could easily conceive of a world in which most of the nation believes that America defeated COVID-19.

Despite his many lapses, drumphf’s approval rating has surged.

Imagine that he succeeds in diverting blame for the crisis to China, casting it as the villain and America as the resilient hero.


During the second term of his so-called presidency, the U.S. turns further inward and pulls out of NATO and other international alliances, builds actual and figurative walls, and disinvests in other nations.

As Gen C grows up, foreign plagues replace communists and terrorists as the new generational threat.

~ or ~

One could also envisage a future in which America learns a different lesson.


A communal spirit, ironically born through social distancing, causes people to turn outward, to neighbors both foreign and domestic.

The election of November 2020 becomes a repudiation of “America first” politics.



The nation pivots, as it did after World War II, from isolationism to international co-operation.


Buoyed by steady investments and an influx of the brightest minds, the health-care workforce surges.

Gen C kids write school essays about growing up to be epidemiologists.

Public health becomes the centerpiece of foreign policy.

The U.S. leads a new global partnership focused on solving challenges like pandemics and climate change.


In 2030, SARS-CoV-3 emerges from nowhere, and is brought to heel within a month.















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« Reply #28 on: March 25, 2020, 09:10:41 pm »
Thursday, 26th March 2o2o

According to MSNBC commentator, Joy Reid, "The Senate has passed the Coronavirus Relief Act, which is called H.R. 748 - the CARES Act.  Vote was 96 - 0.  Per NBCNews the House will take up the bill on Friday when they come back."

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« Reply #29 on: March 26, 2020, 06:45:23 am »
Thursday, 26th March 2o2o
CAPAC Applauds Introduction of Resolution to Denounce Anti-Asian Discrimination Caused by COVID-19



(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – In response to rising anti-Asian sentiment caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Representative Grace Meng (NY-06), who serves as the First Vice Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), introduced a resolution to denounce anti-Asian sentiment related to COVID-19.

CAPAC Chair Representative Judy Chu (CA-27) and CAPAC First Vice Chair Meng released the following statements:



“Global health experts from the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have warned against associating a disease with a geographic region or ethnicity due to the stigma it causes. Despite these warnings, we have seen President Trump and other Republican leaders fan the flames of xenophobia by repeatedly referring to COVID-19 as the ‘Chinese virus,’ ‘China virus,’ and ‘Wuhan virus,’” said Representative Chu. 

“Unfortunately, this inflammatory rhetoric has led to an unprecedented number of attacks on Asian Americans and Asian-owned businesses all across the country. This is a danger we must speak out against, and it is why I am grateful to Representative Meng for introducing this important resolution. Stoking anti-Asian bigotry and xenophobia does nothing to help our nation's disaster response efforts. This is the time to come together, and we will not allow Asians and Asian Americans to be used as scapegoats for this global pandemic.”

“The increased use of anti-Asian rhetoric, particularly from our nation’s leaders such as the President, and their use of terms like ‘Chinese virus,’ ‘Wuhan virus,’ and ‘Kung-flu,’ is not only irresponsible, reckless, and downright disgusting, it threatens the safety of the Asian American community; such language demeans, disparages, and scapegoats Asian Americans,” said Representative Meng.

“Asian Americans, like millions of others across the nation, are worried about the coronavirus; however, so many Asian Americans are also living in fear following the dramatic increase of threats and attacks against those of Asian descent. During this time of heightened anxiety and fear surrounding COVID-19, we cannot lose sight of protecting the health and safety of every single person – no matter their race, ethnicity, or background. The House must take a strong stand against the sickening intolerance, bigotry, and violence that is leaving a terrible stain on our nation’s history, especially during this moment of an unprecedented public health crisis. I am grateful to my colleagues who introduced this resolution with me today, and for joining me in saying loud and clear: xenophobia and discrimination is absolutely unacceptable. I strongly urge all of my House of Representatives colleagues, to support this measure, and its passage.”

The resolution has 124 co-sponsors.

They include:

Representatives Chu, Pressley, Castro, Pascrell, Malinowski, Speier, Watson Coleman, Brown, Takano, Cisneros, Schakowsky, Velázquez, Pingree, Lieu, Napolitano, Correa, Haaland, Huffman, Torres, Blumenauer, Fudge, Cárdenas, Omar, Schrader, Moulton, Suozzi, Lynch, Dingell, Connolly, Case, A. Green, Bonamici, Trone, C. Maloney, Khanna, McGovern, Thompson (CA), Larson, Foster, E. Johnson, Jayapal, Kilmer, Jackson Lee, Lofgren, Porter, Raskin, Lowenthal, DelBene, Castor, Jeffries, Trahan, Smith (WA), Rose, Beyer, Rouda, Costa, Serrano, DeFazio, Krishnamoorthi, Ocasio-Cortez, Cicilline, Kim, Sanchez, Soto, Bustos, McCollum, Pocan, Welch, Sablan, Schiff, Larsen, Higgins, Yarmuth, McEachin, DeLauro, Quigley, Clark, Grijalva, DeGette, Engel, Butterfield, Rush, Deutch, Allred, Eshoo, S. Maloney, Kennedy, D. Davis, Bass, Boyle, Nadler, Lee (CA), Norton, Lewis, Mucarsel-Powell, Bishop, Evans, “Chuy” García, Schneider, Horsford, Carson, Wild, Tlaib, Casten, Craig, Frankel, Meeks, Brownley, Spanberger, Wexton, Vargas, S. Garcia, Hastings, Escobar, Cohen, Vargas, Sherman, Waters, McNerney, Cox, McNerney, Lawrence, Tlaib, and Gallego. 






















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