BOSTON (AP) — Asian American leaders in Massachusetts on Thursday condemned what they say is continued racism, fear-mongering and misinformation aimed at Asian communities amid the coronavirus pandemic that originated in China.
They also called out news organizations that continue to link the virus with Asians.
“This is not an Asian American virus, this is not a Chinese virus,” she said.
Meanwhile, gun stores in the Los Angeles-area are reporting brisk businesses from Asian American customers concerned about retaliatory attacks.
For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death.