Donald Trump explains, in terms simple enough for even a journalist to understand, why he refers to it as a “Chinese virus”.
Australia’s first coronavirus case was diagnosed just 51 days ago, on January 25. By last Friday, that number had increased to 197. On Saturday it grew to 220. And yesterday it leapt to 298.
Once upon a time, the Australian government was condemned as racist for placing Australian citizens returned from China in quarantine on Christmas Island.
The mood in Australian supermarkets is not cooling down.