A day at work spent reading articles on the Coronavirus, from progressive news publications like The Guardian, has self-described progressive Ellen Delaney feeling extra informed on the state of public health.
As she boards the train system this afternoon, the media professional (26) makes the subconscious decision to keep a safe distance from potential Coronavirus suspects.
In other words, any Asians who look like they are from Wuhan.
Or in other words, Asians.
It’s a compromise to her left leaning values which prioritise a diverse Australia, but at the same time she can’t.
She simply can’t take the risk.
“I will not get Coronavirus” Said Delaney. “Even if it means being a racist”
“My hands are tied”.
When asked whether trying a face mask might solve her dilemma.
“Do you think I’m from Wuhan?”
More spice to come.