Political Correctness is a Virus that Kills, Too

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Just in case you’ve been on a weeks-long TV Land bender and haven’t been paying attention to the news, you should know there’s a dangerous, contagious disease spreading across each continent and wrecking the globe — of course, I’m talking about political correctness.

Yes, this virus is getting in the way of the fight against the real pandemic — COVID-19.

Some day there will be a vaccine for the coronavirus. Unfortunately, it’s unlikely there will ever be a vaccine against political correctness.

While Democrats were obsessed with their failed impeachment sham on Capitol Hill, President Trump was forming his coronavirus task force, and listening to the advice of experts.

One piece of advice the experts have been consistently giving him, is that travel bans from hot spots around the globe are a necessity to prevent the spread of the virus.

Speaking to CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the virus savaged Italy, in part, because that country’s government was slow to implement travel bans against China.

“Early on they did not shut out as well the input of infections that originated in China and came to different parts of the world. One of the things that we did very early and very aggressively, the president put the travel restriction coming from China to the United States and most recently from Europe to the United States because Europe is really the new China. Again I don’t know why this is happening there to such an extent, but it is conceivable that once you get so many of these spreads out they spread exponentially and you can never keep up with the tsunami,” he said.

As Fauci stated, the United States was quicker to act than our European counterparts.

In the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control issued a travel notice for Wuhan, China due to coronavirus on Jan. 6.

On Jan. 11, the CDC issued a “Level I Travel Health Notice” for Wuhan, China.

And finally, on Jan. 31, President Trump issued travel restrictions on China — which included, “all foreign nationals who have traveled in China within the last 14 days.”

He was predictably met with hysterical cries of racism and xenophobia from Democrats and the mainstream media.

Later that day, former Vice President and Democratic candidate for President Joe Biden tweeted, “[N]ow [Trump’s] adding more countries to his list of who’s not welcome in America. It’s not who we are — and we’ll prove that when we beat Trump this November and end the ban.”

Boy, Joe Biden sure has come a long way since saying that in Delaware, “You cannot go to a 7-11 or Dunkin Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent.”

Apart from hair-replacement therapies, Joe Biden knows literally nothing about modern medicine.

Also on that day, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tweeted, “The Trump Administration’s expansion of its outrageous, un-American travel ban threatens our security, our values and the rule of law.”

On Feb. 5, the New York Times published a piece titled, “Who Says It’s Not Safe to Travel to China? The coronavirus travel ban is unjust and doesn’t work anyway.”

And on Feb. 9, New York City Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot tweeted, “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.”

Sound familiar?

New York is now our Lombardy.

In January, suspending travel from China was one bridge too far for this crowd. Now, beating the virus means wrecking the greatest economy in human history, letting rapists out of prison, locking ourselves inside and closing stores, churches and gun shops.

We may be hungry, broke and sitting ducks for criminals — but don’t you dare call us xenophobic!

via The Orange County Register

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