Iris Zhao overheard a woman saying that Asians should "stay home" and "stop spreading the virus". I was standing in a supermarket aisle and moving my shopping trolley to make room for a middle-aged woman to pass when I overheard it: "Asians … stay home …stop spreading the virus." I stopped and looked at the woman. Her face was serious, her eyes stared blankly at the floor in front of her as if she was just thinking aloud. I didn’t confront her. Her voice lowered when she knew I was watching her, but the muttering continued as she walked away. Queensland Health has dismissed as fake a racist statement circulating on social media warning people against visiting Brisbane areas with high Chinese populations. With 10,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus and more than 200 deaths, as of Friday, it’s no wonder many people feel anxious about the spread of the […]