Here we go again, with woke foolishness: The World Health Organization (W.H.O.) has announced that it is renaming the Monkeypox because the name is “raaacist.”
When will this childish lunacy end?
Per Breitbart News:
Monkeypox has thus far infected over 1,600 people in more than two dozen countries, first breaking out in the United States this past May in Massachusetts and possibly having originated in Canada. W.H.O. director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced on Tuesday that the organization will be “working with partners and experts from around the world on changing the name of monkeypox virus, its clades, and the disease it causes.”
No new name has yet been announced. Current W.H.O. guidelines omit viruses from being named after animals and geographic regions.
The name change comes after 30 scientists signed an open letter last week arguing for an “urgent need for a non-discriminatory and non-stigmatizing nomenclature for monkeypox virus.”
“In the context of the current global outbreak, continued reference to, and nomenclature of this virus being African is not only inaccurate but is also discriminatory and stigmatizing,” said the letter.
The Foreign Press Association, Africa, also previously asked Western media outlets to avoid using images of Africans when showing monkeypox.
“As any other disease, it can occur in any region in the world and afflict anyone, regardless of race or ethnicity,” the group said
“As such, we believe that no race or skin complexion should be the face of this disease,” the statement continued.
This is all meaningless virtue signaling. No one with half a brain cares a whit about the name Monkeypox.
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