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President Joe Biden delivers remarks on racial equity, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Washington.

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden has issued an executive order banning the use of terms such as “China virus” and “Wuhan virus” when referring to COVID-19.

The order applies to federal agencies and public health documents and resources.

Former President Donald Trump routinely called COVID the “China virus” or and other conservatives linked it to Wuhan, China where the virus is thought to have originated in a government lab. Trump blamed China for the global coronavirus pandemic.

Biden’s order directly focuses on COVID-19, references to its origins and potential discrimination and stigmas placed on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

“The Federal Government must recognize that it has played a role in furthering these xenophobic sentiments through the actions of political leaders, including references to the COVID-19 pandemic by the geographic location of its origin,” Biden said in the order. “Such statements have stoked unfounded fears and perpetuated stigma about Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and have contributed to increasing rates of bullying, harassment, and hate crimes against AAPI persons.”

The Biden order instructs federal agencies to take appropriate action to scrub and edit references to the virus’ origins.

“Executive departments and agencies (agencies) shall take all appropriate steps to ensure that official actions, documents, and statements, including those that pertain to the COVID-19 pandemic, do not exhibit or contribute to racism, xenophobia, and intolerance against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders,” the Biden order reads.

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Philbee

I’m glad my mom and I received the vaccine.

MRivera25

I personally believe the term "The Wuhan Virus" is quite accurate and non-xenophobic. As a matter of fact, it's unfair that we can't call this virus after the geographic area where it originated from, but in the past we were quick to call other viruses after geographic areas where they did not originate from (I. E. The Spanish Flu; when it originated in Kansas). This has nothing to do race or anything like that, it's for people to understand the origins of the virus alot more better.

Philbee

Yea and I heard pigs were hurt with the name “Swine Flu”.

Philbee

Spanish flu was in 1918-1920, please don’t compare. And does it matter? It’s here. And if American Asians are getting attacked here then as a good citizen we should not use it. What I want to know is the big man that was on parole for killing his mother. Kicked a elderly lady. Why is this guy getting out of jail???

fredbahr

Pres. Biden has a short memory. Recently he made a big deal about 'words matter." The President was in the Senate during the Vietnam War and knows exactly how Communist China supported the Viet Cong. That military support in the way of food, arms and munitions heavily contributed to the loss of 558,220 American Military lives. Please read the excerpt From The Washington Post: CHINA ADMITS COMBAT IN VIETNAM WAR

HONG KONG, MAY 16 -- China admitted today that it sent 320,000 combat troops to Vietnam to fight against U.S. forces and their South Vietnamese allies. In a report monitored in Hong Kong, the semi-official China News Service said China sent the soldiers to Vietnam during the 1960s and spent over $20 billion to support Hanoi's regular North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong guerrilla units. The disclosure was made a month after military officials in the Soviet Union admitted that a contingent of Soviet advisers in Vietnam took part in combat against U.S. forces and helped shoot down American planes. Moscow had previously denied its troops played a combat role in the war. The agency report cited "The History of the People's Republic of China,"

trueamerican

Really, I don't know how he's still in office. He has violated our freedom of speech and thinks he can get away with it. It just hurts my soul.

Philbee

What do you want to say???

Philbee

Give me a break!!!👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼

Dachef

When Biden stops calling conservatives White Supremacists then maybe we can stop using the term China Virus. Im German but was never offended by the term German Measles.

alan21601

or "Spanish Flu"

Philbee

Different time. I still can’t get my 87 year old mom to use Asian instead of oriental she doesn’t mean anything by it. That’s what they were called in her era

Peaceful

Over 100 million people voted for Trump, before the cheating. If the democrats really cared for the American people they would have allowed the true vote to stand. They didn't because they have an agenda and that is to destroy the American democracy so that they can usher in the One World Government what the Dems call globalism. Good people and businesses are suffering due to their selfishness.

I say, let's have an Open Anyway Day. Starting February 8th. Just in time for Valentine's Day. The left tells us to stay home and they travel as they please. They tell businesses to close while they go out to eat at their desired places. They tell us to get ready for a new norm yet Pelosi can go get her hair done as she pleases then says she was set up because she didn't know. A lawmaker didn't know the law!!! They think we, the public is stupid. We've had enough.

Spread the word!!!! February 8th, open Anyway Day!!!!!!!

I believe we the American

Dachef

Isnt the duplicity amazing? They don't even try to hide it anymore. Hopefully, before November 2022, libs will anger enough Americans so we can get congress back and stop these liberal idiocies.

Like the idea of Open Anyway Day! Passing it along

Dachef

I think Biden should stop lumping 100 million into the White Supremacists group first. Sure, there are some, which is too many, but not everyone who voted for 45 are in that category.

Philbee

Coo coo

Peaceful

It should be called the Fauci Flu. Look up this past Sunday's program called Next Revolution with Steve Hilton. His findings I the origination of the covid virus is disturbing.

DRitter

Look at the bright side. Biden didn't ban calling it the "Ching Chong Flu" or the "Kung Flu". So does this mean Biden will ban and expunge the term "Spanish Flu" as well?

Dachef

They clearly want us to forget the origins of everything that exists, even if its American

Philbee

It was a different time with the Spanish flu. That was 1918-1920. It’s 2021, let’s hope we’ve evolved since then.

Jhollywood516

This country became a bunch of cry baby , "dont hurt my feelings " .. This is the Most Absurd "Executive Order" out of all of them "Buyden" has signed . Being thats all he has done for a week. Further hurting the American Public.

Glinthicum

Agree!

Philbee

When I was a kid I experienced racism against Mexicans. I’m 65 now and would give a racist a earful. But when you’re a child, you bury it and have low self esteem.

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