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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Ever since the outbreak of the coronavirus, across the United States, and even here in the Las Vegas valley, Asian Americans have become the target of xenophobic and bigoted attacks.

Asian Americans 8 News NOW spoke with say terms like the China virus or Kung flu have been thrown around creating hate and discrimination.

He says there are many reasons why Las Vegas is special to him, but the main reason is the community.

According to Vinuya, Asians are being blamed for COVID-19.

The Las Vegas Asian Chamber Of Commerce is warning people about this issue through texts and phone calls.

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