There is clearly documented evidence that China sought to cover up the Coronavirus outbreak in it’s early days. Failing to contain the outbreak and even arresting the whistleblowers who sought to alert the world.
Some democrats where appalled when the President referred to the virus as the “China Virus” or “Wuhan virus”. Naming the Coronavirus Covid-19 the WHO has taken the spotlight off China, something Beijing is keen to see.
Despite Beijing’s failure to act, many in the West say blaming China is racism. However, not only did China fail to act, they actively censored information, and then spread misinformation by trying to blame the U.S. military for the outbreak.
After this pandemic has been brought under control and economies rebuild. Other nations need to address how they will conduct business with Beijing.
After the death of Elijah Cummings at 68 Ibra Kendi Director of Antiracism Research at Policy Centre, American University argued it highlighted the greatest white privilege- life itself.
Kendi argues that black men have a life expectancy four years less than white men; and black women three years less then white women. He says this is proof or racism at the heart of the nation.
He goes onto argue that white supremacy is also hurting whites:
“White people are “dying of whiteness,” to use Jonathan Metzl’s term. Whiteness is concurrently a privilege and a deprivation. Racist whites are supporting Republican policies that are harming white Americans at growing rates, from loosening gun laws to protect against people of color, which are leading to white male gun-related suicides; to rebuffing life-saving and fortune-saving Affordable Care Act provisions in Republican states, so that nonwhites can’t get access. “White America’s investment,” Metzl explained, “in maintaining an imagined place atop a racial hierarchy harms the aggregate well-being of U.S. whites as a demographic group, thereby making whiteness itself a negative health indicator.” If white supremacy is a mass shooter, then it is killing us all.”
Ely Erlich in a recent online article posed the question: “Is Donald Trump a bad president or does the media exaggerate his faults?”
Erlich argues that the media is in fact pushing a false narrative. He used as his argument the coverage CNN and NYT gave to a press conference in the White House where the President hosted people from throughout the world sharing their stories about the religious persecution they had experience.
CNN-NYT pushed the narrative the President was unfeeling, and racist in his dealings with a young Yazidi Christian, who had been raped and watched members of her family massacred. The news story said the President did not know her story. However the reason for the conference was to allow the woman and the others present to tell their stories to the global media, allowing them a voice, highlighting the injustices they had suffered. Attendees to the event praised the President for his work in this area, and the opportunity to share their stories. However, CNN and NYT turned the story into an attack on the President.
The numbers are plain: New York’s population is falling, for the first time in more than 10 years. New York was once the have-to-be-place for anyone who wanted to make it big in media, fashion, tech, or banking. But now with the ability to remotely work this is no longer the case.
And with the high taxes, high cost of living, crumbling infrastructure, poor schools, and dysfunctional transit system New Yorkers who can are choosing to leave.
The recent brutal rape and murder of a 6 year old girl in the UK by a teenage boy, has been linked to Cannabis use. Campaigners have said this is the latest in over 200 suicides and violent crimes committed by teenagers, where they believe cannabis use to have been a factor.
There is growing evidence linking cannabis use in teens to negative psychological behaviours.