Coronavirus name game is an insane distraction playing into Beijing’s hands

What exactly did McCarthy tweet? Just that: “Everything you need to know about the Chinese coronavirus can be found on one, regularly updated website:” Oh, the horrors, huh?

Never mind that COVID-19 really did start in China and that attaching that adjective in no way “blames” Chinese Americans or even China itself for it (though Beijing’s early censorship of warnings about the virus surely worsened the situation for everyone).

Never mind that left-leaning, uber politically correct outlets like The New York Times, The Washington Post and CNN have used that exact phrase, with nary a complaint. Even the Democratic-run House Committee on Foreign Relations itself referred to the bug as “the Wuhan Coronavirus.” (Wuhan, remember, is in . . . China.)

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