You forgot African Killer Bees!“Ebola” Virus.
“West Nile” Virus.
(the list goes on)
Lassa and Ebola are both locations where those viruses originated. Ebola is a river and Lassa is a town.You forgot African Killer Bees!
pssst: neither Lassa or Ebola are places.
And it ain't so much using the phrase Chinese Virus. It's who's doing it. And why.
It really should be called the Wuhan Virus, but that wouldn't have the same 'impact'.
Using the past to defend the present is a slippery slope. What other terms that have long gone to the proverbial grave shall we resurrect?
Maybe. This is/was the working theory;So this one should be could BATs?
I agree it's silly to get hung up on the name. But it's just indicative of the continuing attempts to deflect any blame or responsibility.
Same thing in Missouri starting today. My high schoolers start online courses tomorrow. My daughter is on college spring break and the rest of her quarter is going to be online so she won't be going back. She is supposed to study in Florence, Italy in the Fall...3 week stay at home order just implemented in Michigan. Can only leave for essential goods/services (groceries, medicine, gas, medical attention, etc), exercise, walking pets.
Yeah, I can't see our leaders being OK with us hunkering down for months and going into a great economic depression the likes of which no one has seen before. I don't think it's a political play, I think we might see UK's isolate elderly plan 2.0 coming soon, maybe a month into this lockdown thing.