Asian American Teen Assaulted in Los Angeles After Bullies Wrongfully Accuse Him of Having Coronavirus, Los Angeles County Public Health Speaks Out

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LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis condemned the bullies’ actions and made clear that the coronavirus is not something residents of LA should be worrying about, blaming the spread of misinformation.

“I am concerned because, as someone who is also of immigrant background, I know what it means to face discrimination and racial profiling,” Solis said at the press conference, held in downtown Los Angeles.

“We need to say that there needs to be a rational discussion about what’s happening,” Solis continued. “There’s only one case in L.A. County that we know of … that person is being quarantined. And right now, we need to do everything to reaffirm our support to the [Asian Pacific Islander] community.”

Link:
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/asian-american-teen-assaulted-los-010501143.html

NASA astronaut Alvin Drew and scientist Sarah Noble respond to #BroomstickChallenge, say that it can actually be conducted on any given day; ‘It’s just physics’

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“Did you do the Broomstick Challenge yesterday?” Noble asks in the video. “Well, turns out you can do it again today.”

“It’s just physics,” Drew added.

The NASA Earth twitter account also weighed in saying “There’s no special gravity that only affects brooms, but the Moon’s gravity creates tides on Earth.”

Link:
https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/pop-culture-news/it-s-just-physics-nasa-responds-broomstick-challenge-n1135026

Chinese Celebrity Vlogger Wang Mengyun (Bat Soup Girl) Apologizes After Viral Video Leads to Hate Mail and Death Threats

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A Chinese travel presenter has apologised to the public after a video of her eating a bat in 2016 went viral amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Wang Mengyun, who has gathered a massive following through her online travel show, is seen in the programme ripping apart the animal with her hands before eating it.

The three-year-old clip became widely shared on social media after the health crisis broke out in China, sparking an uproar from web users.

In a post last week, the globetrotter begged the public for forgiveness, calling herself ‘ignorant’. She wrote: ‘I am sorry, everyone. I should not have eaten a bat.’

Link:
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7938207/Chinese-travel-presenter-ate-bat-begs-public-forgiveness-amid-coronavirus-outbreak.html