Trump Renames Coronavirus The ‘Chinese Virus,’ CDC Strongly Opposes
President Donald Trump renamed the coronavirus the “Chinese Virus” in a tweet on March 16.
The United States will be powerfully supporting those industries, like Airlines and others, that are particularly affected by the Chinese Virus. We will be stronger than ever before!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 16, 2020
The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has criticized the phrase as inaccurate and said it promotes racist associations between the virus and those from China, reports NBC News.