The Coronavirus Is Not An Excuse To Be Racist

Many people have argued about the growing concerns of racism clearly being displayed since the Coronavirus made international news. Ravenswood School for Girls is a prime example after they asked their South Korean student to leave when the student was medically cleared prior to arriving at the school. Doctors have reported an increase in instances of racism within emergency departments, with patients and staff of Chinese appearance being subject to racist abuse. But has this racism always been there? And why does an increase of fear mean an increase in racism? We spoke to Dr Diego Silva who is a distinguished Lecturer in Bioethics at Sydney Health Ethics, University of Sydney. He has studied a range of primary interests including public health ethics.

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