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Reader objects to Wuhan reference

Letter to the Editor


Last updated 4/23/2020 at 9:31am

You might say I’ve scanned the Ritzville Adams County Journal (editions dated March 18 and 25, 2020) including the Coronavirus supplement that is part of every newspaper in the Free Press enterprise.

It is of no surprise that the term “coronavirus or COVID-19” appears at least 39 times. I noted that Journal Editor Katie Teachout and Davenport Times interim editor Burnham in columns for which a byline was given, used the term a combined five times while not using its colloquial name.

My objection is to Mr. Harnack’s colloquial use of “Wuhan flu and WuFlu.” In one article (‘Sta...

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