10 Stupidest Statements About the Wuhan Virus Over the Past 24 Hours; David Brooks Tops the List

In this Jan. 22, 2020, photo released on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, by China’s Xinhua News Agency, medical workers of the Union Hospital with the Tongji Medical College of the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan participate in a ceremony to form an “assault team” to battle against a coronavirus epidemic in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei Province, Jan. 23, 2020. China closed off a city of more than 11 million people Thursday in an unprecedented effort to try to contain a deadly new viral illness that has sickened hundreds and spread to other cities and countries in the Lunar New Year travel rush. (Cheng Min/Xinhua via AP)

One after another, our friends from across the aisle have beclowned themselves as they try to politicize the Wuhan virus. First, I thought I might compile a list of stupid comments they’ve made this week. But I found so many from just the last day, that I decided to go with those.

As I was looking for the seventh or eighth, I came across such a doozy from David Brooks that he went straight to the top of the list – although Alyssa Milano still remains a close second.

Just before this was about to post, I discovered a clip of Rachel Maddow speaking to The New York Times’ health and science reporter, Donald McNeil. The two agreed that China dealt with the Coronavirus better than the U.S. has. So, I added that as a bonus!

Here goes:

1. David Brooks (New York Times political analyst)

2. Alyssa Milano (actress)

3. Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA)

“Since the beginning of the #COVID19 outbreak, we have seen not only the spreading of the virus, but also a rapid spreading of racism and xenophobia. We have witnessed it in fact at the highest levels of the Republican Party fanning irresponsibly these flames. One colleague tweeted quote “Everything you need to know about the Chinese coronavirus.” My district is home to nearly 32% foreign born residents with more than a quarter immigrating from Asia. This painful rhetoric has consequences. Restaurants across Boston’s China town have seen up to an 80% drop in business. And I believe this has to do with the rapid spread of misinformation and paranoia. It is critical that we stand against these inciteful messages.”

4. Jennifer Rubin (Washington Post columnist)

5. E. Jean Carroll (accused President Trump of sexual assault in 2019)

Tweet has been deleted. Here’s what it said:

Trump is now doing to America what he did to me and 20 other women.

#Coronavirus #CoronavirusPandemic

— E. Jean Carroll (@ejeancarroll) March 12, 2020

6. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

7. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

8.  AOC

9. Anne Applebaum (writer at The Atlantic)

10. Former Vice President Joe Biden

Bonus:

Useful idiocy: Rachel Maddow and NYT health and science writer discuss all the ways China’s handling of COVID19 is superior to America’s

All of this idiocy in 24 hours.

Elizabeth Vaughn
Writer at RedState
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