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New Coronavirus Potentially More Deadly for the Black Communy

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 6 months you should have heard about the New Coronavirus by now. The New Coronavirus is a deadly respiratory virus that so far has infected tens of thousands of people in China as well as dozens more in several countries around the world.

Roughly 200 people have been confirmed to have died from the virus while hundreds more are in critical condition in hospitals. All Black people need to become informed about the new coronavirus for several critical reasons.

The virus has no cure, it is highly contagious, and it can kill you before you even know you have it. We all need to increase our knowledge of this new Coronavirus in order to alleviate confusion and fear in the Black community.

Coronaviruses are not new; they were first recognized in humans in the 1960s and are recognized to cause minor respiratory ailments such as the Common Cold and the Flu. Biologists say Coronaviruses originate in animals and are harmless to humans in most cases however, in some rare cases some strains of Coronaviruses are deadly to us.

In the past 20 years the world has been impacted by two separate and deadly strains of Coronavirus. They were known as MERS and SARS and if you remember the fear and panic that they caused then you need to treat this new Coronavirus because unlike MERS and SARS, there are no vaccines or antiviral drugs that are approved for its prevention or treatment.

The World Health Organization or “WHO” for short, has declared the virus a public health emergency of international concern. This means that health ministries in all countries must inform their citizens about the virus as well as to take steps to prevent its potential spreading.

The WHO is also reporting that the new Coronavirus originated in Wuhan, China in illegal meat markets where wild animals are slaughtered and sold without inspections. Such meat markets are the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and viruses as well as to facilitate their transmission to humans.

The entire city of Wuhan has been quarantined by the Chinese government to prevent the virus from spreading. In various countries where the virus has been confirmed, those infected have also been hospitalized and quarantined.

All other people who have traveled to and from China in the past few months have been informed to undergo medical examinations to confirm that they are not carrying the Coronavirus.

In all crisis’s there are mischievous people who will take the opportunity to spread conspiracies, propaganda, and misinformation. Don’t be caught up in these types of unconsciousness behaviors by helping to spread fear and distrust in society.

For instance; some people in social media are already spreading conspiracies about the Corona virus saying that the virus cannot infect Black people or the virus is a man-made biological warfare tool designed to attack China.

These types of nonsense conspiracies take away from the fact that a lot of Chinese food vendors are operating using very unhygienic practices that need to be changed and brought up to global standards.

Instead of helping the Chinese to work on improving their overall health system, conspiracies will instill a victim mentality in them and reinforce the belief that foreigners have never liked their choices of food in the first place, such as eating Dogs, Cats, Snakes and even Bats.

Victim mentality is then being reinforced by the actions of racists people who are spreading racist propaganda about all Asians in the wake of the Corona virus.

The New Corona virus is potentially very deadly for Black communities. We don’t like to pay attention to the news, We don’t eat healthy, we depend on religious illusions to keep us safe, and we are very susceptible to misinformation and propaganda.

As you can all tell, this new respiratory virus is in the class of MERS and SARS, which killed thousands of people worldwide so don’t be fooled in thinking it cannot infect you. Increase your knowledge of the virus, pay attention to official news reports, and do not give life to conspiracies and propaganda. Be aware to stay safe.

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