While leftists in the U.S. echoed the Chinese Communist Party in branding President Trump racist for calling the coronavirus Chinese, a virus expert in Italy warned that the Italian government stalled in its response to the virus due to politics and fears of racism — and that stalling cost lives. Regardless of political correctness, the Chinese coronavirus started in China and taking concrete action to ban Chinese travel and to isolate people coming from China has been very effective in curbing the virus’s spread.
Italy’s death toll overtook China’s on Thursday, with more than 41,000 confirmed cases and3,405 deaths.
Dr. Giorgio Palù, the former president of the European and Italian Society for Virology and a professor of virology and microbiology at the University of Padova,told CNNthat politics and fears of racism hamstrung the Italian government’s response.
The government was “lazy in the beginning… too much politics…
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