Andrew Yang and Jonathan A. Greenblatt, Opinion contributors Published 10:05 a.m. ET March 20, 2020 | Updated 12:10 p.m. ET March 20, 2020CLOSE When people ask how to protect themselves against the spread of COVID-19, one of the first suggestions from doctors is washing your hands. Here are the do’s and don’ts. USA TODAYWe have to join together to fight this virus effectively. Now is not the time to be torn apart by hatred.As the fast-spreading coronavirus pandemic threatens to tax our public health systems, takes a toll on the economy and upends nearly every aspect of our lives, there’s a serious risk that the compounding public anxiety around the virus could lead to the spread of another serious contagion: the scapegoating and blaming of Asian, Jewish and other minorities for this public health crisis.In fact, the blame game already has started: We’ve seen politicians seeking to politicize the virus — decrying it as the “Wuhan virus” for example, or suggesting that foreigners solely are responsible for spreading it; we’ve seen Asian Americans and Jewish Americans and other minority communities blamed for the pandemic; we’ve seen some pundits pointing the finger at prominent Jews as if the virus was the product of


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