And when doctors and nurses leave the hospital, they face increasing harassment in their daily lives, too.
For weeks, Trump deliberately referred to the coronavirus as the “Chinese virus” despite guidance from public health officials to avoid attaching locations or ethnicity to a disease.
He has since tweeted that Asian Americans are not to be blamed for the virus’s spread.
In a controversial op-ed last month, he called on Asian Americans to be part of the “cure.”ADADBut many Asian Americans felt offended by seemingly having to justify their existence.
“I asked the nurse, ‘Are you sure it was a Chinese man?’ It’s just stereotyping, assuming everyone who is Asian is Chinese and has coronavirus,” Lim said.