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BBC Report Counters Waka Flocka Claim of Minorities Can’t Get Coronavirus

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As the world goes into panic over the coronoavirus pandemic, rapper Waka Flocka tells society that minorities can’t catch the virus. Waka Flocka said that he and countless others are potentially immune to the virus. He did not cite any evidence to support this.

“It’s fake… Minorities can’t catch it,” he said when asked if he was worried about it at all.

Name one though,” he said when challenged on that comment. “We all descended from the same persons. Now, did we catch it? It hit the people passing through our airport [Atlanta], it ain’t touch them soulful folks.” Unfortunately, he didn’t elaborate on this.

It’s also a false claim. The BBC reported on a black student from Cameroon studying in China, who contracted the virus. And the website OkayPlayer explains how the misperception that black people can’t contract the coronavirus started.