Vincent Pan, Co-Executive Director of Chinese for Affirmative Action believes it is during times like the coronavirus outbreak that there needs to be specific measures in place about bullying.

“[…] to make sure government agencies are set up with a hotline to track how many incidents are actually occurring. We see it on social media, but it definitely needs to be better documented and better tracked,” he said.

Pan also believes there is a key to stopping the fear from turning into hate: starting at the top, referring to a briefing made by President Trump on Wednesday and certain media outlets.

“When the president calls this a foreign virus, when you see members of congress calling it the Chinese coronavirus, this is a public health situation and we know it affects all people.”