Why Is It Alright To Say ‘UK Variant’ & ‘South Africa Variant’ But Not ‘Wuhan Virus’ Or ‘China Virus’?

The willingness of many international institutions and the establishment media to push the same line as the Chinese Communist Party is quite disturbing.

You have probably been seeing a lot of news reports referring to the ‘UK Variant’ and the ‘South Africa Variant’ of COVID-19.

It refers to new variants that were first discovered in those countries, and have now spread to many other parts of the world.

Yet, many are now asking this question:

Why is it alright to say ‘UK variant’ and ‘South Africa variant,’ but not ‘Wuhan virus’ or ‘China virus’?

Aren’t all the same fears of ‘stigma’ and ‘racism’ something that would apply to naming the country the virus variants come from?

After all, we were repeatedly told how ‘racist’ and ‘discriminatory’ it was to say ‘China virus,’ or ‘Wuhan virus,’ even though it is simply a fact that the virus originated there.

We also refer to Ebola, a river in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as where the Ebola virus was identified,’ the Spanish Flu, and the German Measles.

This whole ‘concern’ over naming where the virus was from seemed to only apply to China, and now all of a sudden doesn’t apply again?

What this really shows is how much power – even if it is exercised indirectly – China has over international institutions like the World Health Organization, and how much China’s thinking influences the media in North America.

Now, it is important to be careful. I personally don’t say ‘Chinese virus,’ and think it goes way too far, because that seems far more targeted towards people (who shouldn’t be demonized as virus-carriers), rather than focusing on a country and a government. But to say ‘China virus’ or ‘Wuhan virus’ is very reasonable, and is fact-based, and if we can say ‘UK variant’ and ‘South Africa variant,’ we can certainly say ‘China virus and ‘Wuhan virus.’

Spencer Fernando

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