And Other Things to Know From Angry Asian America.
‘Wuhan Plague’ Plaques Found on Atlanta Businesses, Streets
Who has been posting these weird signs around East Atlanta? The round signs have been made to look like a plaque depicting Winnie the Pooh eating a bat with chopsticks below the words “Wuhan Plague.” They’ve been popping up around the area on a variety of buildings and fixtures. The Atlanta Police Department’s Homeland Security Unit, which investigates bias-motivated crimes, has been notified about the signs but so far no arrests have been made.
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Republican Strategy Memo Urges Anti-China Assault Over Coronavirus
Turns out, there really is a playbook. The National Republican Senatorial Committee has sent campaigns a detailed, 57-page memo advising GOP candidates to address the coronavirus crisis by aggressively attacking China. The memo, authored by a top Republican strategist, includes advice on everything from how to tie Democratic candidates to the Chinese government to how to deal with accusations of racism. It stresses three main lines of assault: That China caused the virus “by covering it up,” that Democrats are “soft on China,” and that Republicans will “push for sanctions on China for its role in spreading this pandemic.”
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Meals for Elmhurst Hospital Staff!
Elmhurst Hospital has been one of the hardest-hit hospitals in the state of New York, and it is currently at the epicenter of NYC’s COVID-19 pandemic — NYC Health + Hospitals, the city’s public hospital system, has deemed Elmhurst Hospital its #1 priority because of the unprecedented surge in new cases. This campaign, started Queens resident Cynthia Kuang, has been raising funds to feed the hardworking staff of Elmhurst Hospital and supporting local businesses.
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Jhene Aiko & H.E.R. Perform for Saving Our Selves: A BET COVID-19 Relief Effort
Some of music’s biggest names came together for BET’s Saving Our Selves: A BET COVID-19 Relief Effort, a virtual concert to help raise money for African American communities impacted by COVID-19. Jhené Aiko and H.E.R. joined forces — while quarantined separately — to perform their duet “B.S.” for the first time.
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