(Tea Party 247) – Funny how the leftist, propaganda-spreading media outlets are slamming the President left and right over what they perceive as his early dismissal of the coronavirus when that is exactly what every liberal in the country was doing just last month when it was more important to appear “tolerant” than practical.
The idiotic concerns about appearing racist literally drove health officials to make extremely irresponsible and reckless recommendations to New York residents. Now, New York is one of the hardest hit places in the country with the virus.
At least no one can accuse them of being racist.
Back in February, health officials in New York told residents to congregate in huge crowds in “defiance” of coronavirus, a move that could have exposed thousands of people to COVID-19.
New York City Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot posted a tweet on February 9 urging citizens to flock to Chinatown in large numbers to celebrate the lunar new year while suggesting that advice to avoid crowds was “misinformation.”
Today our city is celebrating the #LunarNewYear parade in Chinatown, a beautiful cultural tradition with a rich history in our city. I want to remind everyone to enjoy the parade and not change any plans due to misinformation spreading about #coronavirus. https://t.co/bwCnIb7j8H
— Commissioner Oxiris Barbot (@NYCHealthCommr) February 9, 2020
“Today our city is celebrating the #LunarNewYear parade in Chinatown, a beautiful cultural tradition with a rich history in our city. I want to remind everyone to enjoy the parade and not change any plans due to misinformation spreading about #coronavirus,” she wrote.
On the same day, Mark D. Levine, Chair of New York City Council health committee, lauded how “huge crowds gathering in NYC’s Chinatown” was a “powerful show of defiance of #coronavirus scare,” tweeting four images of large groups of people gathered to celebrate the occasion.
If you are staying away, you are missing out! pic.twitter.com/NGBUAfHWpl
— Mark D. Levine (@MarkLevineNYC) February 9, 2020
Those tweets are receiving a fresh backlash of criticism given what has unfolded since. Many of the individuals who showed up for the celebrations were Chinese and could have visited China in the weeks before.
Confirmed cases of coronavirus across New York state surged 38 per cent overnight to 20,875 total cases. There have been 157 deaths.
New York is the hardest hit state in the country and New York City accounts for 12,305 confirmed infections.
The advice given by the officials was in line with World Health Organization rhetoric at the time, which discouraged the “stigmatization” of Chinese people.
Imagine that. The leftist pandering to political correctness has resulted in the worsening of the spread of the coronavirus. These health officials literally encouraged everyone to dismiss the virus and all of the “misinformation” in favor of not appearing prejudice or racist. It was more important to show Chinese people that we love them rather than practice pragmatic and sensible caution.
Meanwhile, the constant bashing of President Trump continues as leftist media trolls insist his administration’s response to the virus was not serious enough. These idiotic NY health officials encouraged people to go partake in a massive Chinese celebration and now the state is being relentlessly plagued with the virus.
Meanwhile, Orange Man Bad calls it the Chinese coronavirus and gets slammed by every liberal media sycophant in the country as a “racist.” All of the hypocrisy truly does boggle the mind. It’d be hard to even believe this stuff if we didn’t see it all right before our very eyes.
Featured image credit: Patrick Kwan – flickr.com/photos/sayheypatrick/314882742/