Bill Maher is one of my favourite social critics and his show on Sky soho is the best weekly current affairs on the planet.
His latest monologue attacking Identity Politics activists for screaming racism by calling the virus the ‘Wuhan virus’ is a similar argument I’ve been pushing since January…
…Bill’s argument is that Scientists have been calling diseases after where they originate from for a very long time.
This has NEVER been an Identity Politics issue, it was always a public health and economic threat.
Bill’s wider point that China must regulate the wet markets where these virus jumped the species divide is a necessary first step to ensuring this pandemic doesn’t happen again.
It’s not racist to point these things out.