Webinar: COVID-19 & the Rise of Xenophobia_ Analysis & Solution With Prof Ahmad Fauzi Abdul Hamid & Dr Azhar Ibrahim - Part1
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Date: Saturday, 20th June 2020
Time: 4PM MYT | 8.00AM GMT
The issue of xenophobia is not a recent phenomenon. And every time wherever a pandemic goes, xenophobia is never far behind. The denigration of a certain population is a symptom familiar to us all during any viral outbreak. For disease foster fears – what more when it is easily transmissible – which is turn would foster discrimination. And with the geopolitical war rhetoric between China and the US, it is not surprising if some media outlets and certain US leaders continue to name this pandemic as “Wuhan virus”.