(Right Country) – Political correctness and the left’s insatiable need to experience rage just might be to blame for the severity of the coronavirus outbreak in Italy. One Italian virologist seems to think so at any rate. It truly is mind-boggling how even in the midst of a major world health crisis, the left still maintains their singular focus on finding racism and making this made-up problem an actual problem. This has resulted in real actual problems for Italy.
Paul Joseph Watson reports for Summit News:
An Italian virologist says that the country’s attempt not to appear “racist” in the early says of the coronavirus outbreak crippled the ability to properly respond to the pandemic.
Professor of Virology and Microbiology at the University of Padova Dr. Giorgio Palù told CNN that measures imposing travel restrictions and border controls were taken too late due to fears over political correctness.
“There was a proposal to isolate people coming from the epicenter, coming from China,” Palù told CNN. “Then it became seen as racist, but they were people coming from the outbreak.”
Italy is now the hardest hit country in the world in terms of coronavirus deaths, with 3,405 people losing their lives.
The need to minimize potential “racism” and “stigmatization” in response to the coronavirus was a policy endorsed by the World Health Organization itself on numerous occasions and adopted by the left-wing Italian government.
As we previously highlighted, the Mayor of Florence launched a nationwide campaign at the start of February encouraging Italians to hug Chinese people on the street to “stem the hatred.”
Footage of the stunt even shows Italians physically removing a Chinese man’s face mask while closely embracing him.
The Mayor even released a Twitter video of himself hugging an awkward-looking Chinese person to promote the campaign, which was launched to “express solidarity with the Chinese community.”
Now Italian hospitals in some areas are completely overwhelmed and the entire country is on lockdown.
This once again underscores how political correctness, which leftists often define as “just being nice to people,” can often have deadly consequences.
What an absolute joke. Perhaps leftists here in America will take a good hard look at the results of their over-the-top push to be “politically correct” and prioritize people’s feelings over their health.
It’s absolutely absurd, to begin with, that racism has even become a theme throughout the course of the coronavirus pandemic. The fact is, the virus originated in China and even the leftist news outlets were confirming this early on. Everything was fine when they were saying it but as soon as “orange man bad” called it a “foreign virus” and the “Chinese coronavirus” everyone on the left lost their ever-loving minds.
How dare President Trump speak factual information! What if people in China are offended by the factual information that the virus originated in Wuhan? Apparently that risk is far greater than the actual spread of the virus.
Leftists do not operate from a place of reason and logic. This has proven deadly in Italy. Let’s hope America fares better even while we also struggle to combat their utter idiocy.