The Wuhan/Chinese Virus

Someone got a snap of President Trump’s notes from a recent press conference discussing the Chinese Coronavirus Pandemic. During the past few pressers, the President has been plagued by idiots in the White House press corps grilling and excoriating him because he says the pandemic is caused by a “Chinese virus.”

This, they say, is racist, offensive to Chinese-Americans, encourages  xenophobia and “puts Asian-Americans at risk.”

They continue to berate President Trump, despite the fact that they themselves for months have called the virus either the Wuhan coronavirus or the Chinese coronavirus! See this link for a montage.

While they were referring to the virus as the Wuhan or Chinese virus, nobody brought a charge of racism against them or claimed that using such terminology amounted to a dog whistle for bigots and racists. I wonder why?

Below is a list of diseases that I compiled today, with the approximate dates they were first recognized. All of these diseases were named after geographical locations. You may recognize some or all of them. You may even have, like me, suffered through some of them.

African Sleeping Sickness 14th century

Japanese Encephalitis 1500s

German measles 1740

Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis 1800s

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever 1800s

Eastern (U.S.) Equine Encephalitis 1831

Russian Influenza 1889

Spanish Influenza 1918

Western (U.S.) Equine Encephalitis 1930

Rift Valley Fever 1931

St. Louis Encephalitis 1933

West Nile Virus Disease 1937

Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever 1944

Lassa Fever 1950s

Tacaribe Hemorrhagic Fever 1950s

Zika Fever 1954

Asian Influenza 1957

Argentinian mammarenavirus (aka Junin virus) 1958

Bolivian Hemorrhagic Fever 1963

Marburg Virus 1967

Hong Kong Influenza 1968

Pontiac Fever 1968

Lyme Disease 1975

Victoria Influenza 1976

Ebola Virus Disease 1976

Hanta Virus 1976

Russian Influenza 1977

Venezuelan hemorrhagic fever 1989

Brazilian Hemorrhagic Fever 2019

New Caledonia Influenza 1999

Fujian Influenza 2003

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) 2012

Bourbon Virus Disease 2014

Wuhan Coronavirus Pandemic 2019

Texas, Massachusetts, Perth, Michigan, California, Brisbane, Phuket, Switzerland, Japanese, Aussie, Shanghai are other types of influenza that were given geographical names, which are still in use.

It’s likely that I haven’t found all of the various diseases that afflict human beings and which were named for geographical locations, but these instances are enough to prove that it’s a long-standing practice to name novel viruses or new epidemics of previously known viruses after the area of the world where they first appeared or were first identified.

There is nothing racist about it.

Places are not races. 

Something doesn’t instantly become racist, after having been done by others for centuries, simply because President Trump does it now.

The Wuhan China Coronavirus is plaguing us enough already. We don’t need an additional plague of stupidity, spite, and divisiveness.

Stop already!

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36 responses to “The Wuhan/Chinese Virus

  1. Last night another disease named after a place came to me: Hanta virus. I’ll update the post.

    • German Measles. 😀

      • Thanks, Foxy. I’ll add that one. I don’t know HOW I could forget it given that I had it. That and the other measles, too.

        Don’t know how old you are, but I’m old enough to remember polio (thank God I didn’t get that one), chickenpox (had it), scarlet fever (had it; quarantine card on our door!), mumps (had it), Hong Kong flu (had it), A-Victoria (had it), H1N1 (don’t know if I had it but I’ve had two bad episodes of flu since 2000). Sounds like I’m not very healthy but actually I am. Just my luck that the two earlier flus were hitting young people (back when I was young) and the later ones were hitting older people (now that I’m old). Hong Kong was the absolute worst. I thought I was going to die. That’s why I DON’T want to catch Wuhan virus.

        Are y’all sheltering in place? We are. But for taking walks, we haven’t been anywhere for at least 10 days. I suppose I’ll shop online and hope they have what I want or else I’ll buy what they have and improvise.

    • If you’re THAT SICK, then I say, like POTUS says, “what do you have to lose?” Millions of people take either of those drugs all the time. Yes, they have side effects but wouldn’t you chance it to SAVE YOUR LIFE? If you’re going to die from COVID-19, then take it and pray for the best outcome. I’ve lost patience with this Dr. Fauci and his “anecdotal evidence” and his contradiction of the President. There are these later studies AS WELL AS an NIH (I believe but at least U.S. government) study from 2005 that showed chlorquine IS effective in primates (we’re primates) against coronaviruses. Not only will it save lives but in those people who are hospitalized but not in ICU and those who are sick and confirmed COVID-19 positive, it will reduce the load of their virus infections and get people out of the hospital faster or keep them from going to the hospital. If the goal is to reduce the strain on the health care system, then it looks like a positive to me.

  2. Thanks to a tip from Foxy, I added German measles and a bunch of others I’ve found since I wrote the post. I’m becoming hypochondriacal (as well as agoraphobic) after reading up on all these diseases. Who knew so MANY horrific diseases come from BATS! Here I thought it was only rabies we had to fear from the critters. I do believe, however, it’s not our little beneficial native bats but tropical fruit bats who carry these scary hemorrhagic fever viruses. Another scary part of all this is that those South American viruses are said to be potentially useful as bioweapons. YIKES. Do they have to spread that fact around?

  3. God bless and keep him. Rand Paul tests positive but is feeling fine, asymptomatic. Doesn’t know where he might have picked it up. This is an example of what’s under the tip of the iceberg. There could be hundreds of thousands of people like Sen. Paul who are infected (maybe contagious) but are physically fine. https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/03/breaking-senator-rand-paul-tests-positive-for-coronavirus/

  4. Lives SAVED by COVID-19: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/03/ohio-halts-non-essential-and-elective-surgical-abortions-amid-coronavirus-pandemic/

    I would assume that the only “essential” abortions would be those that absolutely save the mother’s life. Otherwise, this is another glass of lemonade made from the lemon of coronavirus.

    How many babies will be born and LIVE in OHIO thanks to this ruling? God works in mysterious ways. Maybe one of these children will grow up to cure cancer or maybe even all viral illnesses.

  5. “This is a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision,” said Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) on a Thursday conference call with over 200 members of the House Democratic caucus.

    https://hermancain.com/pelosi-schumer-tying-virus-relief-wind-solar-tax-credits-airline-emissions-union-power/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=PostTopSharingButtons&utm_campaign=websitesharingbuttons

    • “Never letting a crisis go to waste.” I’m SO SICK of these hapless RINOs and the rest of the GOP that are constantly such WIMPS. POTUS will give it to them, no doubt about it. He’s not afraid to speak truth and he’s not afraid of the media. Did you see how even the NY Times accidentally blamed the Democrats (which is TRUTH) and then went back twice to rephrase their headline, ending up blaming it on “partisanship?”

      Did you see that Pelosi and the DemoncRATS are trying to insert into the bill a nationwide MAIL-IN election for November? Just as I predicted. I’m surprised they’re not demanding online voting with FREE phones and Internet access for ALL forever.

    • I watched his townhall on FOX. I suppose the other channels didn’t cover it because it was a FOX exclusive. In the meantime, they were having wall-to-wall coverage of Cuomo’s presser and then Schumer bloviating on the Senate floor. It’s UNBELIEVABLE the crap Pelosi put in that stimulus bill. Even more outrageous than I’d thought. Checks for the illegal aliens, too! Health care for them. Obama PHONES, which probably also includes the Internet access everybody else has to pay for their own families. Mail in voting in all states with punishment for states that aren’t ready by this Nov. Same day registration! Yay! Ballot harvesting, as in CA where they stole elections from half the Republicans who ran.
      https://thefederalist.com/2018/12/14/ballot-harvesting-became-new-way-steal-election/

      “With ballot-harvesting, paper votes are collected by intermediaries who deliver them to polling officials, presumably increasing voter turnout but also creating opportunities for mischief. …

      In California … Democrats exulted as they credited a quietly passed 2016 law legalizing ballot-harvesting with their recent sweep of House seats in the former Republican stronghold of Orange County, thereby helping them win control of the House. …

      In Orange County, an estimated 250,000 harvested ballots were reportedly dropped off on Election Day alone. County Republican Chairman Fred Whitaker claimed the 2016 law “directly caused the switch from being ahead on election night to losing two weeks later.”

      One interaction caught by a Santa Clarita family’s doorbell camera suggested how harvesting can work in practice. A harvester, identifying herself as Lulu, asks for Brandi, and says she is there to collect her ballot, explaining that there is “this new service, but only to, like, people who are supporting the Democratic Party.””

  6. To our dear friend Zenway: We hope that your recent absence is the result of you obeying our President and minimizing exposure to the virus by staying home. We’re thinking of you and hoping that “this, too, shall pass” and that before long we’re all here together again. God bless and take care. We miss you and pray for you and all our friends here at WTPOTUS.

  7. https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/03/23/new-yorkers-flood-florida-governor-desantis-writes-executive-order-requiring-14-day-self-quarantine/

    Wow. How inconsiderate and dangerous. I can understand snowbirds wanting to get the hell out of crowded, unhygienic NY City, but they’re congregating on the beaches and potentially bringing the disease from the hotspot of NY to a state that is virtually full of people AT RISK for serious consequences.

    “Approximately 20,000 to 40,000 New Yorkers are currently arriving in Florida daily as they flee from the epicenter of the most explosive coronavirus outbreak. However, if the elderly are the most vulnerable; and if isolating the most vulnerable population is the best course of action; and with the largest population of older residents living in Florida; then why are New Yorkers allowed to travel to Florida? …”

    Good question. Why are there still flights? If you’re coming from a state with a stay at home order and if you’re only supposed to go outside for essential things like shopping or doctor visits, then how is it okay to go to the airport to fly to FL?

  8. Update!

    • No! That’s a SIGN of global warming! Don’t you know? If it’s hot, it’s global warming. If it’s cold, it’s global warming. If it’s just right, it’s global warming and we’re ALL doomed and WE ALL CAUSED IT. We humans. Oh, wait. No, it’s only the white Americans who caused it. Nevermind.

  9. https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/03/here-we-go-former-british-pm-gordon-brown-calls-for-new-global-government-to-fight-impact-of-coronavirus/

    “Former prime minister Gordon Brown has called for the creation of a temporary form of global government to be assembled to provide a unified body to tackle coronavirus.

    Such an organisation could tackle the spread of the virus, coordinate production and distribution of essential equipment, and help deal with the economic fallout from the pandemic, he said. …”

    AND A GREAT BIG F-U TO GORDON BROWN. AMERICA FIRST. We don’t need your stinking “help” or “coordination.” Let me repeat: A big F-U to U.

    Can’t you just see how the “temporary” global government would “coordinate” distribution of essential equipment? UN troops to CONFISCATE from those who “have” and give to those who “need?”

  10. https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/03/26/tom-donohue-and-u-s-coc-beg-white-house-please-dont-stop-buying-from-china-well-lose-our-manufacturing-investments/

    “White House plans to expand “Buy America” mandates to the medical equipment and pharmaceutical sectors could worsen shortages of urgently needed medicines and delay discovery of a vaccine for the new coronavirus, over 80 business groups warned.

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and dozens of other business and trade groups urged U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow and other top U.S. officials to drop plans for the order, arguing it would also damage U.S. trading relationship for years to come. …”

    And a big F-U to them, too. AMERICA FIRST!

    And we also MUST ensure the China CLOSES EVERY ONE OF THOSE “WET MARKETS” WHERE THEY SELL WILD ANIMALS TO SLAUGHTER AND/OR EAT, ONCE AND FOR ALL.

  11. https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/clay-waters/2020/03/25/new-york-times-trump-inspired-spasm-hate-leaves-asian-americans

    “The New York Times invariably provides guilty liberal spin to any crisis, including the coronavirus pandemic. Tuesday’s front page featured “Spit On, Yelled At, Attacked: Chinese-Americans Fear for Their Safety — As bigots blame them for the coronavirus and President Trump labels it the ‘Chinese virus’ many Chinese-Americans say they are terrified of what could come next.” …”

    This is my big F-U day, so a big F-U to the NY Times, too. I would tend to believe that any of these “anecdotes” they cite are exactly like the ones that we hear all the time from the likes of Jussie Smollett and others who INVENT “fake hate” stories. How do you know, for example, they’re not just all MADE UP?

    Consider the case of the WH reporter who claimed a WH staffer said a slur right to her face and then consider the IMPOSSIBILITY of the fact that she won’t name the person! If it happened, these Trump haters would LOVE to name and shame the person and then BLAME TRUMP. So what are the odds she didn’t make it up? She wouldn’t tell ANYONE, not even her complicit cohorts in the media who it was, probably because she COULDN’T name anyone because to falsely accuse a person would lead to a lawsuit and maybe worse.

    I love, btw, how they accuse the POTUS of using “anecdotes” as evidence (e.g., anecdotal evidence about chloroquine working against COVID) but they themselves CONSTANTLY use unsourced and/or anonymous anecdotes to ATTACK THE PRESIDENT UNFAIRLY. They will accept anecdotes as truth when it serves their purpose.

    Have you noticed yet? The media have ALREADY begun the “re-education” of the evil white people in the U.S. by SUDDENLY inserting a disproportionate number of Asian faces in TV ads. Just as, if you only went by TV ads, you would soon COME TO BELIEVE that the U.S. population is AT LEAST 60% black. Now you’re going to see more and more Asians (along with the disproportionate number of blacks) in ads to REEDUCATE and CONDITION those evil white supremacists (basically anyone who’s white) to accept Asians because all whites are being CONSTANTLY and falsely accused of being racists, bigots, etc. We’re already being brainwashed with muslims appearing everywhere, because, you know, we’re all islamophobes, too.

    Big F-U to all of them. STOP LYING AND STOP DIVIDING AMERICANS.

  12. the fed nationalized!

    today
    30 minutes long
    worth it

  13. At 26 minutes in,

    we have cell phone video of multiple Marine Osprey helicopters flying low over the Hollywood Hills.
    What were they doing?
    Checkin’ on Meghan?
    I kind of doubt that.

    Now, just sayin’
    seems kind of lonely here.
    When I tried to post that above, the website said I was an unidentified or deleted user.
    Almost put me off.

    Doing it this time too, will hit the post button anyway

  14. https://greatgameindia.com/20-trillion-lawsuit-against-china-for-waging-biological-war/

    $20 Trillion Lawsuit Against China For Waging Biological War
    By
    GreatGameIndia –
    March 27, 2020

    Amidst worldwide criticism U.S. lawyer and conservative activist, Larry Klayman, his Company Buzz Photos and his group Freedom Watch have filed a $20 trillion lawsuit against China for waging a Biological war, alleging that it unleashed the coronavirus as a bioweapon upon the world.

    https://greatgameindia.com/coronavirus-bioweapon/
    Coronavirus Bioweapon – How China Stole Coronavirus From Canada And Weaponized It
    By
    GreatGameIndia –
    January 26, 2020 | Last modified on March 25th, 2020 at 11:52 pm,

    Last year a mysterious shipment was caught smuggling Coronavirus from Canada. It was traced to Chinese agents working at a Canadian lab. Subsequent investigation by GreatGameIndia linked the agents to Chinese Biological Warfare Program from where the virus is suspected to have leaked causing the Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak.

    Note: The findings of this investigation has been corroborated by none other than the Bioweapons expert Dr. Francis Boyle who drafted the Biological Weapons Convention Act followed by many nations. The report has caused a major international controversy and is

  15. Amazing Polly on The Players

    The Billionaire sociopath vaccine pushers
    Polly calls her ideo, we are being plauged

  16. Are we at war? I mean real WMD attack war.?

    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/pentagon-orders-essential-staff-deep-underground-mountain-bunker-pandemic-prep

    Air Force General Terrence O’Shaughnessy, who commands NORAD and NORTHCOM, told reporters on Facebook Live last Tuesday that essential staff is being moved from Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado to the underground bunker complex that is 24 miles away in Cheyenne Mountain. The facility is more than 2,000 feet underground and can survive a 30 megaton nuclear explosion.

    “To ensure that we can defend the homeland despite this pandemic, our command and control watch teams here in the headquarters split into multiple shifts and portions of our watch team began working from Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, creating a third team at an alternate location as well,” O’Shaughnessy said.

    “Our dedicated professionals of the NORAD and NORTHCOM command and control watch have left their homes, said goodbye to their families and are isolated from everyone to ensure that they can stand the watch each and every day to defend our homeland.

    “It’s certainly not optimal, but it’s absolutely necessary and appropriate given the situation.”

    It’s too quiet around here
    So many theories, Miri?
    Only two suspects could have put this together,
    that would be china or the NWO

    Is retaliation scheduled?
    The order to get everyone back home says Yes.

    Don’t believe what you hear. What’s going on around your state?

    • It’s quiet here (if you mean on this blog) because, I suspect, many of the regulars are sheltering in place, not at work, and/or have no access to the Internet at the moment. Less to say with less people to talk with. I suppose, with regard to the Cheyenne news, it’s prudent to do this, all things considered and yet it seems like an overreaction given what we DO supposedly know about the virus. That is, unless they’re suspecting that this was a test run and something worse will be released by the Chi-coms soon. Who the hell knows? We’re dealing with crazy people. People who would, yes, sacrifice millions of their own people in order to have no fingerprints on an economic warfare plot they instigated. They want power, and in this you can see the similarity between them and the current crop of DemoncRATS like Schumer, Pelosi, and their friends in the Deep State. So today I read at Gateway Pundit that not only does Fauci but also Birx have deep connections to the Clinton cabal. Birx was installed by Obama. Who the hell else? Her husband, get this, is an “advance man” for the Clintons, whatever the hell that is. I do believe somebody leaned on her, from somewhere, to backtrack on her reassuring information earlier this week, when she pointed out the inaccuracies of that British study claiming millions would die in the U.S. and half a million in the UK, and suddenly start hyping that up to 200,000 will die in the U.S. and so we need to continue the self-quarantine for another MONTH. Already there are signs of panic in places like PA, where 1500 cars lined up to get food pantry items. It’s not just China, it’s also the globalists, which IS the NWO.

    • Oh, what’s going on in my state? A few deaths in the city where I live, but nearly 200 cases confirmed. Not many cases in my state, because we’re in flyover country. People for the most part are obeying the self-quarantine. I suspect that certain areas are not, like “communities of color.” From the news reports about big parties in parks still going on, churches still having services, and people still getting shot overnight, I suspect many don’t bother with the “rules,” since they don’t bother with the laws in the first place. So far groceries seem to be stocked. Everybody seems to be working from home. Cars are lined up on the block because people tend to use their garages for storage. Go figure. Looks like everybody on my block is home. So far there’s no problem being reported about ICUs filling up or hospitals overfilled. Of course, they’ve canceled non-essential appointments and procedures, so actually they should have plenty of staff and rooms if necessary.

  17. That is, unless they’re suspecting that this was a test run and something worse will be released by the Chi-coms soon. Who the hell knows? We’re dealing with evil people. People who would, yes, sacrifice millions of their own people in order to have no fingerprints on an economic warfare plot they instigated.

    said Miri

    BOOM

    US embassy sent me an email today saying I still have time to get home!
    how much time?
    Time before what?
    A bigger quarantine?
    Maybe….

    • Oh, wow. That’s interesting. You really have to wonder what’s going on. Gateway Pundit has a clip of Tucker Carlson reporting last night that basically the Chinese scientists have already admitted that the virus actually came from one of two labs in the vicinity of the “wet market.” They, of course, say it was accidentally released and not deliberate. The study was published in February and nobody noticed it, apparently. They base it upon the fact that the virus is associated with a type of bat that doesn’t live within 600 miles or so of Wuhan but IS a prime research animal used in the labs near the wet market. They speculate that somebody inadvertantly got exposed to blood or urine in the course of their job and/or that parts of the bats were (surreptitiously?) sold in the wet market after the animals had been used to research, what else?, coronaviruses. It’s pretty amazing that this would be allowed to be published unless it’s something (controlled rollout of a meme/alibi/excuse) that the Chi-coms want disseminated. It would be inevitable, most likely, that other scientists will notice eventually that the virus is lab-manipulated, so better to perhaps own up early on to an “accident” than the alternative. It very well could be an accident but would be better that so-called scientists NOT do research deliberately designed to KILL people. I’m positive they’re not researching to find CURES for anything.

      They have seen now that, basically, the population of the world are, for want of a better word, wimps. They can shut down the economy of the entire world, introduce draconian controls over people (despite our various constitutions that forbid such tyranny), and destroy their enemies by so doing. What’s to stop them now? Despite that Sweden seems to have a high death rate from this, you almost have to applaud them for not bowing to fear. As Dr. Birx said, though, they don’t have the tourism that other places have, like Italy, because it’s so cold up there and who goes to Sweden in late winter? I think they do have a good amount of cases, though. Something like 5000 confirmed cases with about 5% dying. Birx may have been correct on her statement that there’s not a lot of tourism but they do have a pretty big proportion of immigrants from the Middle East, iirc. https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries

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