WHO to rename ‘Monkeypox’ virus to ‘MPOX’ as pressure mounts from Biden regime

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The gateway expert Previously reported that the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that it was working with scientists to develop a new name for the monkeypox virus it will not be “discriminatory and stigmatizing”, an effort to employ “woke” ideals in virology.

The WHO’s Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced in June that the organization was “working with partners and experts around the world to change the name of the monkeypox virus, its clades and the disease it causes.”

The naming of diseases “should be done with the aim of minimizing negative impact and avoiding offending any cultural, social, national, regional, professional or ethnic groups”, according to a WHO representative who interviewed with Bloomberg.

The move comes after more than two dozen scientists wrote last week that there was an “urgent need for a non-discriminatory and non-stigmatizing nomenclature for monkeypox virus”.

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In a letter posted online, the scientists said the new terminology would be “aligned with best practice in naming infectious diseases in a way that minimizes unnecessary negative impacts on nations, geographic regions, economies and people and which takes into account the evolution and spread of the virus.”

On Wednesday, the WHO plans to rename the monkeypox virus to “MPOX” in a bid to reduce the stigma surrounding the virus.

The decision was made after the Biden regime threatened WHO officials to change the name and suggested the United States could act unilaterally if the international body did not act quickly, according to Policy.

The outlet reported:

The WHO traditionally acts as the global coordinator on public health issues, including declaring international health emergencies and recommending names for diseases that are then adopted by individual countries.

But the Biden administration has worried for months that naming the virus will deepen stigma — especially among people of color — and that the slow movement toward a new designation is hampering the vaccination campaign it has begun in over the summer, people with knowledge of the matter said. .

The WHO said on Wednesday it would share details of a new name once they were finalized and that “a number of individuals and countries” had raised concerns about the name of the virus and asked the organization to respond. The White House declined to comment.

Public health experts and LGBT activists had also called for the name of the virus, which it was given when it was discovered in 1958, to be dropped since it began spreading widely last spring. They argued that calling it monkeypox is inaccurate, plays into racist stereotypes about Africa and undermines the global response.

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