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As fears over the deadly coronavirus from China grow, so are racist and xenophobic incidents against Asian communities
in the US, Canada, and Europe.
People of Asian descent have described to Business Insider and other outlets being discriminated at work, Costco, and a university campus.
In larger-scale incidents, customers from mainland China were banned from businesses in Japan, South Korea, and Vietnam, and more than 126,000 people in Singapore called for Chinese nationals to be banned from the country.
"We tend to exist in social silos where we�re surrounded by people who look like us, think like us, and act like us, and we are innately suspicious of folk that we don�t have contact with and we don�t understand," Robert Fullilove, a professor of sociomedical sciences told Business Insider.
He also said it�s "almost impossible to contain stories" of misinformation and xenophobia when news moves so quickly in the media. Visit Business Insider�s homepage for more stories.
The novel coronavirus from Wuhan, China, has killed more than 304 people in less than two months after its first case.
Authorities in China have quarantined more than ten cities, and the US, UK, and properti dijual
several other countries are quarantining all travelers who have recently visited China.