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View Poll Results: Is Spanish Flu racist?
Yes 12 26.67%
No 23 51.11%
I don’t care 9 20.00%
42 viruses 1 2.22%
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Old 03-18-2020, 01:21 PM
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If Chinese Virus is racist, why do we still refer to that epidemic the Spanish Flu
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The 1918 flu pandemic probably started in Kansas. It's known as the Spanish Flu because Spain didn't censor it's news about it.

Just to point out the history of it. Calling it the 1918 flu pandemic is probably better overall.
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The 1918 flu pandemic probably started in Kansas. It's known as the Spanish Flu because Spain didn't censor it's news about it.

Just to point out the history of it. Calling it the 1918 flu pandemic is probably better overall.
Spanish Flu is a worse term for this reason. At least the Chinese coronavirus is accurately describing its origin.

Spanish Flu is also bad because it's too easy to mistype it as Spanish Fly.
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Spanish Flu is a worse term for this reason. At least the Chinese coronavirus is accurately describing its origin.

Spanish Flu is also bad because it's too easy to mistype it as Spanish Fly.
Aren't most of the viruses Chinese? Should probably get more specific.
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Aren't most of the viruses Chinese? Should probably get more specific.
Sure. Wuhan coronavirus.

Or Bat Soup coronavirus.
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Sure. Wuhan coronavirus.

Or Bat Soup coronavirus.
I wasn't ever clear on why they stopped calling it the Wuhan coronovirus? Where did "novel" come from?
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The word virus sounds masculine to me. Maybe in addition to being racist, it's also sexist.
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Sure. Wuhan coronavirus.

Or Bat Soup coronavirus.
I thought they determined that it probably came from a pangolin.
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The 1918 flu pandemic probably started in Kansas. It's known as the Spanish Flu because Spain didn't censor it's news about it.

Just to point out the history of it. Calling it the 1918 flu pandemic is probably better overall.
I'll do what you should have:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC340389/
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What about MERS? Any issue with that one?
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