Trump says coronavirus could last into summer President Trump again used the term “Chinese virus” to refer to the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, despite calls from global health officials to avoid labels associating the disease with a particular nation or ethnic group. Mr. Trump’s comments have drawn backlash and raised concerns about stigmatizing Asian-Americans. His rhetoric gained growing attention Tuesday after he used the phrase in a tweet about supporting the airline industry as travel restrictions decimate their business. “The United States will be powerfully supporting those industries, like Airlines and others, that are particularly affected by the Chinese Virus. We will be stronger than ever before!” he wrote.  The United States will be powerfully supporting those industries, like Airlines and others, that are particularly affected by the Chinese Virus. We will be stronger than ever before!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 16, 2020 Scientists say the virus originated in Wuhan, China, late last year — but the World Health Organization has warned against using terms that associate diseases with certain groups of people.  Despite that, Mr. Trump again referred to the coronavirus as “Chinese virus” on Twitter Wednesday morning and later at a White House press conference. Asked by a reporter why he continues to use


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