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The Washington Post interviewed Gil Gee, professor of Community Health Sciences, addressing the federal administration's use of the term "Wuhan virus" in reference to the coronavirus pandemic.
A single word scrawled in black marker stood out among the prepared remarks President Trump planned to deliver during Thursday’s White House press briefing on the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic.
In the president’s notes, “Corona” had been crossed out and replaced with “Chinese.”
The last-minute edit was captured in photos taken by The Washington Post’s Jabin Botsford and marks the latest instance of Trump deliberately calling the novel virus a name that has been frowned upon by critics, who say its usage could lead to increased discrimination and racism toward Asian Americans — a marginalized group with a long history of being scapegoated amid public health crises.