Existing prejudice against Asians has combined with media images from China to create fears that Asian-Americans are more likely to be virus carriers. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus concerns take hold in US, exposing Asian-Americans to the sting of discrimination

  • Bullying and assaults of Asian-Americans are being reported from New York to New Mexico, sparked by unfounded fears that they are somehow linked to the virus
  • Face masks commonly worn by Asians to protect against germs or prevent their spread have become a flashpoint, with wearers insulted or attacked
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Existing prejudice against Asians has combined with media images from China to create fears that Asian-Americans are more likely to be virus carriers. Photo: AFP
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