The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been accused of racism after using an image of Asian food in an Instagram post that urged the public to protect themselves from COVID-19 when ordering delivery or take-out items.
The image, which was posted on Wednesday, featured a flat lay of four Asian dishes and a pair of chopsticks in the center.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has come under fire after using an image of an 18th-century Chinese military badge that featured bats on the May 2020 cover of its Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) journal.
The agency announced the cover in a now-deleted Instagram post, which noted that animals featured on such badges can serve as zoonotic reservoirs “capable of transmitting viral pathogens that can cause respiratory infections in humans.”
A foodborne disease outbreak has killed four people and hospitalized about 30 others throughout the United States.
Federal health officials have confirmed that enoki mushrooms imported from South Korea have caused a deadly listeria outbreak.
San Francisco has declared a state of emergency even though there have been no confirmed cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the city.
The announcement was made by San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Tuesday, according to The Hill.