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(The New York Times)   Why do virus variants have such weird names? Can't we just call them Karen or Donnie?   ( divider line
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2021-03-04 2:38:44 PM  
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No.  It's *WRONG* and *RACIST* to call COVID-19 by the name it was originally given, the name of the city in which it originated, Wuhan, followed by the word "virus".   It's so racist, in fact, that the Fark filter translates it to COVID-19.

But it's perfectly OK to say "South African variant", "UK variant", "Nigerian variant", etc.  *TOTALLY* not racist at all.

As we all know, however, COVID is an acronym that stands for China's Offensive Viral Infectious Disease.
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