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Opinion - March 26, 2021

Guest Opinion: Speak out, speak up, and stop the Asian hate

by Frank Lynn

I initially struggled with whether Trump's rhetoric helped fuel the anti-Asian violence by constantly referring to the coronavirus as "China virus" and "kung-flu." Should the Chinese government have closed down the illegal Wuhan wet markets long ago? Absolutely. Should the Chinese government have immediately restricted outside travel while they were locking up their own COVID hotspots? Yes.

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Editor's note: Frank Lynn is an IT marketer, Cub Scout leader and youth basketball coach. He said he was inspired to submit this Guest Opinion as a decade resident of Pleasanton whose wife of 20 years is a Japanese immigrant.

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