What's spreading faster than coronavirus in the US? Racist assaults and ignorant attacks against Asians
Updated 6:02 PM ET, Fri February 21, 2020
(CNN)In New York City, a man assaults a woman wearing a face mask, calling her a "diseased b****."
A tirade on an LA subway goes viral
A woman gets attacked out of the blue
The NYPD and the Hate Crime Task Force encourage the victim to report this incident to the police for a full investigation. https://twitter.com/TonyySays/status/1224801488956002305 …Tony He@TonyySays
Chinese woman gets attacked for wearing a mask in nyc. #coronaviruschina #coronavirus #NYC
2 Indiana hotels harass Hmong guests
Chinese restaurants are hurting tremendously
Why are some fears misguided?
So what can people do if they see a racist tirade or attack?
-- Filming the event if it's OK with the victim
-- Following up with the victim after the situation is over to see whether he or she needs anything else
-- If things get ugly, is there an easy escape route? Or are you stuck in a confined area?
CNN's Alice Yu, Shawn Nottingham and Dave Alsup contributed to this report.