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View Poll Results: Is Spanish Flu racist?
Yes 12 26.67%
No 23 51.11%
I donít care 9 20.00%
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Old 03-18-2020, 02:55 PM
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I wasn't ever clear on why they stopped calling it the Wuhan coronovirus? Where did "novel" come from?
Novel is a useful descriptor, indicating a virus is one that has not circulated among humans, marking it as especially dangerous. (Or something like that.)

You can make the argument that it is more professional to use an official name once one is named, though like the Spanish flu and MERS and SARS, the first name used colloquially is the one that sticks. I do think it's good to focus on the virus' Chinese origin, especially when the Chinese communist party is spreading propaganda that the virus actually came from America.
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It's not racist if it's accurate imo.
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It's not racist if it's accurate imo.
So, since the Spanish Flu isnít accurate it might still be racist?

It would be more like calling this current pandemic the Italian Virus.
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So, since the Spanish Flu isnít accurate it might still be racist?

It would be more like calling this current pandemic the Italian Virus.
I keep forgetting that the OP is about Spanish flu, not the current Chinese virus. The latter is what I had in mind. Not sure about the former.
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I keep forgetting that the OP is about Spanish flu, not the current Chinese virus. The latter is what I had in mind. Not sure about the former.
Mostly I'd say it depends on intent. If you are trying to distinguish one virus from another, and the country of origin (or of biggest impact, or something) is the best way to do that, I guess it's fine.

If the virus already has an accepted (or a couple even) name that distinguishes it, trying to replace that with one that has racial undertones in order to score political points is douchey at best.
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Mostly I'd say it depends on intent. If you are trying to distinguish one virus from another, and the country of origin (or of biggest impact, or something) is the best way to do that, I guess it's fine.

If the virus already has an accepted (or a couple even) name that distinguishes it, trying to replace that with one that has racial undertones in order to score political points is douchey at best.
If the country of origin created it on purpose, then the name is deserved, and they are the douchey ones. I guess we don't know for sure right now though. So like the journalists do when a suspect is on trial, maybe "Allegedly Chinese Virus" is more accurate.
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Mostly I'd say it depends on intent. If you are trying to distinguish one virus from another, and the country of origin (or of biggest impact, or something) is the best way to do that, I guess it's fine.

If the virus already has an accepted (or a couple even) name that distinguishes it, trying to replace that with one that has racial undertones in order to score political points is douchey at best.
COVID-19 has a name, it's COVID-19. Any need to rename is sign of a weak mind and/or someone wishing to politicize a disease. There is no good intent in attempting to rename COVID-19.
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If the country of origin created it on purpose, then the name is deserved, and they are the douchey ones. I guess we don't know for sure right now though.
Oh Jasper, did you finally figure out who is 'profiting' from Covid19?

You really do have the most amazing 'facts'.
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