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Everything Is Stupid - Coronavirus Misinformation & Racism | The Daily Show

Everything Is Stupid - Coronavirus Misinformation & Racism | The Daily Show
the

coronavirus

is not just making people sick it's also making people

stupid

and the

misinformation

going around online is even more viral than the disease with corona virus spreading rapidly around China and parts of the world social media companies are now faced with another problem

misinformation

fake alerts suggesting that Chinese red ball fortune cookies or Meegeren noodles could give you corona virus all of those fake one false claims said that drinking bleach could cure the virus eating garlic rinsing your nose with saline or putting on a sesame oil helped prevent the virus really some people think eating garlic and sesame oil will prevent the disease if that was true no Chinese person would have it okay that's not a treatment for us that's breakfast it's like you've a pandemic broke out in Rome and they were like don't don't worry you can't get the disease as long as you eat the plenty of ravioli and obviously drinking bleach isn't gonna cure the virus it's just gonna get the stains out you idiots and the Kuran virus isn't just creating

misinformation

it's also creating a lot of

stupid

-ass

racism

the corona virus outbreak has led to complaints about a rise in anti-chinese sentiment around the world in France for example a regional newspaper has had to apologize for this headline that used the phrase yellow alerts while scenes like this one you're about to see here are widespread of people appearing to cover their...
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face just because they're sitting next to someone who's Asian CNBC is reporting that lyft and uber drivers are refusing to pick up passengers with Asian sounding last names out of fear of the

coronavirus

saying it isn't safe to pick up those riders okay wait so uber drivers aren't picking up passengers with Asian sounding names because they're afraid of the

coronavirus

yo if anyone's taking a health risk in an uber it's me okay getting in the back seat of your Nissan Sentra yo this one time I was in an uber pool with the monkey that started Ebola that was crazy I mean he lived all the way on the other side of town also it must be tough for racist drivers who discriminate based on Asian sounding last names because they'll be like robert e lee no i can't risk it the point is we gotta stop thinking of this as an Asian virus okay yes it's not in Asia but any human can spread it so if you're gonna be a dick about it you gotta avoid all people okay that's why I spend the weekend at a Tom Steyer rally he didn't even he didn't

show

up but what's really

stupid

is people who seem to care less about the health crisis and more about when they're gonna get their stuff Tesla tanking it was announced that its model three shipments for February would be delayed due to its Shanghai factory being shut down and a corona virus fears 75% of hockey sticks use in the NHL are made in China those factories have stopped production to slow...
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the spread of the virus the corona virus could slow shipments of the iPhone many of the phones along with Apple's iPad are shipped from China's Wuhan area consumers could see a delay of one to two weeks in getting their phones if the virus isn't contained soon oh no you're gonna have to wait ten extra days to get your iPhone I'm sorry all these people dying is making it harder for you to take night shots of your dog and so what if you're Tesla's delayed just take an uber this week okay unless you're Asian in which case you're out of luck okay I mean have fun going alone to the airport Ebola monkey Wow Ronnie I'm not gonna lie this seems to be a real problem yeah I know why is there a bola monkey even flying like where's he going it's not wearing a mask it's like he doesn't give a no no no no no I I mean you don't seem to be worried about the disease itself is there any reason people should be concerned oh oh yeah yeah of course me it's a serious illness and it's a serious problem but in the United States there's only 13 confirmed cases okay the greater danger here is the

stupid

racism

there's no reason to be weird around Asian people right I guess yeah because statistically they probably don't have the virus exactly don't stereotype Asian people also there's a good chance their doctor so they can help you out if you are worried okay