Xenophobia in Covid-19

Daniela Calderon

In 1918 a strain of the Flu broke out as one of the deadliest plagues in the world. European and US news outlets nicknamed it the “Spanish Flu”. While having no proof that the flu had actually originated from Spain, this sparked fear and stigma otherwise known as Xenophobia. Today in 2020, COVID-19  has been called the ‘Chinese virus’ despite strains of the coronavirus having already existed. Could this be a repeat of the Xenophobic tendencies countries have of pointing the finger at foreign countries