Charting the Spread of “Wuhan Virus”

The name. Not the virus.

Frank Bednarz
Mar 19, 2020 · 5 min read

President Trump recently began calling the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19 “Chinese virus.” Asked about his use of the term, which at least anecdotally fuels prejudice against ethnic minorities, Trump insisted it could not be racist “because [the virus] comes from China. I want to be accurate.” In the middle of a pandemic, the White House is picking…