President Donald Trump Tees Off On Reporters At White House Coronavirus Press Briefing After She Accuses Him Of Engaging In Racism By Calling It A ‘Chinese Virus’

President Donald Trump is not in the mood for any nonsense from the media in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

As he, and other leaders, work to keep us safe from COVID-19, which originated in Wuhan, China, the media is focused on being politically correct.

“Why do you keep calling this the Chinese virus?” ABC News reporter Cecilia Vega said, saying there have been “dozens” of reports of bias against Chinese Americans.

“Why do you keep using this?” she pressed. “A lot of people say it’s racist.,” she said, when in reality she is saying it is racist.

“It’s not racist at all. It comes from China, that’s why. It comes from China. I want to be accurate,” the president said.

“I have a great love for all the people from our country, but as you know, China tried to say at one point that – maybe they’ve stopped now – that it was caused by American soldiers.

“That can’t happen. It’s not going to happen. Not as long as I’m president. It comes from China,” President Trump said.

He said that he did not believe China sent this to the United States on purpose but that they could have done more to mitigate damage.

“No, I don’t believe they are inflicting I think they could have given us a lot earlier notice,” he said.

At a time when the world, and our nation, is in crisis, gotcha questions from the mainstream median are not what anyone should care about.

This is a frightening time in America and it is wise for everyone to remain calm and take the precautions advised by the Centers For Disease Control.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • If you are sick:  You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.
  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

To disinfect:
Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work. Use disinfectants appropriate for the surface.

Options include:

  • Diluting your household bleach.
    To make a bleach solution, mix:
    • 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water
    • 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water

Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application and proper ventilation. Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser. Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.

  • Alcohol solutions.
    Ensure solution has at least 70% alcohol.
  • Other common EPA-registered household disinfectants.
    Products with EPA-approved emerging viral pathogens pdf icon[7 pages]external icon claims are expected to be effective against COVID-19 based on data for harder to kill viruses. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products (e.g., concentration, application method and contact time, etc.).

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