Dr. Sanjay Gupta: As word spread of a new virus out of Wuhan, China, a stigma spread with it.
Dr. Gupta: That’s my colleague Kyung Lah, Senior National Correspondent for CNN.
Earlier this year, with only a handful of novel coronavirus cases in America, Chinese restaurants were already suffering.
Here’s what President Trump had to say when a reporter asked him about it:Reporter: Why do you keep calling this the Chinese virus?
Lah: When certain members of the political establishment began using the term Chinese virus, when Fox News repeatedly called it Chinese virus, that’s when I noticed an uptick in the level of hate on social media.