The University of California has issued a decree to students, ordering them not to use the term ‘Chinese virus’ and not to let anyone else use the term, reasoning that it is ‘racist’.
The orders come from the Council of Chief Diversity Officers at the University (yes that really is a thing). Administrators sent out what they describe as a “guidance document” to help “supportive positive and inclusive campus climates during the COVID-19 crisis.”
The order mandates that students “reject racism, sexism, xenophobia and all hateful or intolerant speech, both in person and online,” and to “Be an ‘up-stander,’ and discourage others from engaging in such behavior.”
Pray tell, what constitutes such hateful speech?
“Do not use terms such as ‘Chinese Virus’ or other terms which cast either intentional or unintentional projections of hatred toward Asian communities, and do not allow the use of these terms by others,” the documents urges.
Students and faculty members should only refer to the virus as “COVID-19” OR “coronavirus” in all “oral and written communications,” the decree adds.
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Not all students are following the ‘guidelines’, however.
“While certain concerns of bigotry directed towards persons of Asian descent might be warranted, this UC policy implicitly attributes a malicious motive to those who refer to the coronavirus as the ‘Chinese virus’ and that is laughable,” External VP of the UC Berkeley College Republicans Rudra Reddy told Campus Reform.
“The Chinese government has actively contributed to the spread of this deadly virus by obscuring information about the outbreak and spreading devious rumors trying to assign blame to the American military,” Reddy added.
“They deserve to be called out for their role in this crisis and the UC system should not play along with their propaganda campaign to designate calls for accountability as racism.” Reddy further urged.
Also speaking to the University oriented website, a UC graduate student who wished to remain anonymous said “the fact that the UC system found it a reasonable expenditure of time to put together a ‘guidance document’ is a waste. This pandering to the CCP [Chinese Communist Party] is an attack on the mission and values of the University.”
Others noted that it is not clear that the document is not a compulsory mandate.
“Although this may be a ‘guidance document,’ how many people on campus will know that compliance is voluntary – and even if they do, do they truly believe they won’t be punished? Quite obviously, this guidance is intended to ‘chill’ certain speech…” commented Nicole Neily, president of First Amendment group Speech First.
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) also took issue with the document, noting that it “is framed as ‘guidance,’ suggesting the directives are merely aspirational; however, the language that follows (‘Do not…’) suggests these particular provisions are mandatory.”
“Will disregard of this ‘guidance’ result in students or faculty members being punished?” FIRE posited, adding that “Statements like these directives impermissibly chill protected expression, as students and faculty may self-censor for fear of crossing a line they cannot see.”
A spokeswoman for the University of California told Campus Reform in an emailed statement, “at the University of California we put our Principles of Community into practice by fostering inclusion and respect to all, regardless of background. UC embraces freedom of speech and robust discussions. This commitment does not prevent us from speaking our core values. UC actively denounces and discourages xenophobia (prejudicial actions against people from other countries), bigotry and racism. Our guidance is consistent with our principles and values.”
Coronavirus ‘Cover-Up’ Is China’s Chernobyl: White House National Security Adviser
“It was a cover-up. And we’ll get to the bottom of it eventually.”
The White House national security advisor Robert O’Brien has compared China’s response to the coronavirus outbreak to the Soviet Union’s cover-up of the meltdown at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
“They unleashed a virus on the world that’s destroyed trillions of dollars in American economic wealth that we’re having to spend to keep our economy alive, to keep Americans afloat during this virus,” O’Brien said in an NBC interview.
“The cover-up that they did of the virus is going to go down in history, along with Chernobyl.” O’Brien added.
“We’ll see an HBO special about it 10 or 15 years from now.” he urged, referring to the recent award winning dramatisation of the 1986 disaster.
“This is a real problem and it cost many, many thousands of lives in America and around the world because the real information was not allowed to get out,” O’Brien further proclaimed.
“It was a cover-up. And we’ll get to the bottom of it eventually.” O’Brien asserted.
O’Brien’s comments come as Shi Zhengli, the the deputy director of the Wuhan Institute of Virology, warned that COVID-19 is ‘just the tip of the iceberg’ of unknown deadly viruses, while again denying that her lab had anything to do with the outbreak.
“If we want to prevent human beings from suffering from the next infectious disease outbreak, we must go in advance to learn of these unknown viruses carried by wild animals in nature and give early warnings.” Shi said, adding “If we don’t study them there will possibly be another outbreak.”
As details continue to emerge, China admitted recently that it did order laboratories to destroy samples of the new coronavirus in the early stage of the outbreak.
The destruction of the samples was first noted back in February. It was also noted that the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which was conducting controversial experiments into animal-to-human transmission of bat coronaviruses, altered their database in an apparent attempt to distance the lab from the outbreak.
The alteration was carried out just two days before a gene sequencing lab was ordered by the Health and Medical Commission of Hubei Province to destroy it’s coronavirus samples.
In addition, a scientific study in Austria has found that SARS-CoV-2 was likely created in a lab, barring some “remarkable coincidence” that led to the virus naturally evolving to be optimised to attack human cells.
The authors of the study believe this means that the virus “became specialized for human cell penetration by living previously in human cells, quite possibly in a laboratory.”
California Hospital Records More Suicides Than Coronavirus Deaths During Lockdown
“I have never seen so much intentional injury.”
Doctors at a hospital in California say they have recorded more deaths from suicide than coronavirus, with a year’s worth of suicides and suicide attempts being recorded in a 4 week period.
“Doctors at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek say they have seen more deaths by suicide during this quarantine period than deaths from the COVID-19 virus,” reports ABC 7.
Dr. Mike deBoisblanc, the head of trauma at the hospital, said that he’d never seen suicide at this rate and that the numbers were “unprecedented.” He now says its time to fully end the lockdown.
“I think, originally, this (the shelter-in-place order) was put in place to flatten the curve and to make sure hospitals have the resources to take care of COVID patients.We have the current resources to do that and our other community health is suffering,” said Dr. deBoisblanc.
A veteran nurse who has been at the hospital for 33 years also sounded the alarm bell.
“What I have seen recently, I have never seen before,” said Kacey Hansen. “I have never seen so much intentional injury.”
However, the hospital itself gave a statement saying that it was still in full support of the Shelter-in-Place order.
The suicides emphasize the potential scale of the untold impact the lockdown has had on mental health as people are further atomized and ostracized from friends and family.
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500 Doctors Write To Trump Warning Lockdown Will Cause More Deaths
“The millions of casualties of a continued shutdown will be hiding in plain sight.”
More than 500 doctors have added their names to a letter to President Trump urging him to end the lockdown, warning that it will cause more death than the coronavirus itself.
In the letter, sent last week, doctors described the lockdown as a “mass casualty incident”.
“We are alarmed at what appears to be the lack of consideration for the future health of our patients. The downstream health effects of deteriorating a level are being massively under-estimated and under-reported. This is an order of magnitude error,” it states.
Written by Simone Gold, a California emergency medical specialist, and further signed by hundreds of doctors, the letter adds “The millions of casualties of a continued shutdown will be hiding in plain sight, but they will be called alcoholism, homelessness, suicide, heart attack, stroke, or kidney failure.”
“In youths it will be called financial instability, unemployment, despair, drug addiction, unplanned pregnancies, poverty, and abuse,” the letter further urges.
It notes that “Suicide hotline phone calls have increased 600%,” while sales of alcohol have increased 300% to 600%.
“Because the harm is diffuse, there are those that hold it does not exist. We, the undersigned, know otherwise,” the letter concludes.
While globalists have urged that lockdowns need to continue, medical and economic experts across the board in multiple countries are warning that the loss of life will be much greater than that caused directly by the virus itself, if lockdowns are not scrapped.
A leaked study from inside the German Ministry of the Interior has found that the impact of the country’s lockdown could end up killing more people than the coronavirus due to victims of other serious illnesses not receiving treatment.
A Guardian analysis has found that there have been thousands of excess deaths of people at home in the UK due to the lockdown.
Professor Richard Sullivan also warned that there will be more excess cancer deaths in the UK than total coronavirus deaths due to people’s access to screenings and treatment being restricted as a result of the lockdown. Physicians in the US are issuing the same warnings over cancer screening.
Sullivan’s comments were echoed by Peter Nilsson, a professor of internal medicine and epidemiology at Lund University, who said, “It’s so important to understand that the deaths of COVID-19 will be far less than the deaths caused by societal lockdown when the economy is ruined.”
In addition, new figures from the UK’s Office of National Statistics show that the number of deaths from flu and pneumonia is three times higher than the total number of coronavirus deaths this year.
A data analyst consortium in South Africa asserts that the economic consequences of the country’s lockdown will lead to 29 times more people dying than the coronavirus itself.
Experts have also warned that there will be 1.4 million deaths from untreated TB infections due to the lockdown.
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