There is a spike on racist assault/attacks on Asian folks. I've told my wife to stay vigilant for racist assholes. That said, what I like about her is she has no problems throwing down and getting into a good fight.
It's not just racist, Rancid, it's everybody against everybody else. Man against man and women against women, and god against all. Read up on Camus' The Plague
to get an idea of what life under a pandemic could look like.
Ukrainians are welcoming their own compatriots, who were evacuated for a 14-day quarantine, with as much hatred as if they were Middle-Eastern refugees suspected of being jihadists:Protesters attack buses carrying Wuhan evacuees in Ukraine
I gave an Asian guest worker an evil stare who was coughing over the vegetable stand at my local supermarket without bothering to cover his mouth. Am I a racist pig now? I guess I should have told him to cough or sneeze into his elbow, but I had no idea what language he speaks. I don't suspect Asians in general, but some guest workers are from rural areas without any education.
Looks like the window of opportunity for avoiding a global pandemic is about to close shut. 100 new cases in Korea in just one day. Iran has now confirmed 18 cases and 4 deaths, but there are likely to be hundreds of infections already. The government is keeping a lid on information so that people don't stay away from the coming election. That's a great way of spreading the virus. Italy suddenly also reported a cluster of infections. There are rumor of bodies being burned in NK.
What's concerning is that:
- airborne infection has been confirmed in China,
- most infectious occur 3-5 days after infection when there are no symptoms,
- there is a high percentage of severe and critical cases
- there are possibly a number of self-sustaining clusters outside of China
- there is a high number of medical staff infected
It'll be very difficult to contain this virus.