Backlash against Asians could hinder efforts to contain coronavirus, expert says All continents except Antarctica are affected, but Asians have been targeted.
It was around the time fears of novel coronavirus were spreading, but Karinda thought nothing of it.
Jessica Christian/San Francisco Chronicle via PolarisDespite novel coronavirus spreading to every continent except Antarctica, it is Asians throughout the world who have been the subject of reported harassment and attacks.
There are currently more than 128,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus around the world, according to a dataset provided by Johns Hopkins University.
McCarthy has referred to the disease as the “Chinese coronavirus,” prompting heavy criticism from some lawmakers and State Department officials.