WHO To RENAME Disease To Avoid Offending Anyone
(ConservativeInsider.org) – Cancel culture has hit many parts of the American experience over the past few years, from Hollywood elites to various food companies. But, it seems the World Health Organization (WHO) is going to take it a step further by renaming the Monkeypox virus after health experts called the term “discriminatory” and “stigmatizing.”
On Tuesday, June 14, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus gave a media briefing on COVID-19 and Monkeypox. At the end of the address, he briefly noted that the WHO is working to change the name “monkeypox virus, its clades and the disease it causes.”
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While the virus has mostly occurred in African countries, the most recent outbreak has expanded far past that and has been detected in 44 different countries around the world, often circulating among gay men.
With this, health advocates want to change the name and deflect discussion about the disease away from its previous presence in Africa, including the fact that most pictures shared on the news are of African patients suffering from the disease. For now, WHO will use the term MPXV to describe the ailment.
Director-General Tedros told listeners they would present a new name soon, although some are still questioning if such a change is necessary. After all, have any monkeys actually been offended by the term?
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