Gateway Expert previously reported That World Health Organization (WHO) announced that it is working with scientists to monkeypox virus It will not be “discrimination and stigmatization”, an effort to adopt the idea of ”wokeness” in virology.
The WHO’s Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced in June that the organization “is working with partners and experts from around the world to change the name of the monkeypox virus, its clade and the disease it causes.”
A WHO representative interviewed by Bloomberg said naming diseases “should aim to minimize negative impact and avoid offending any cultural, social, national, regional, professional or ethnic group”.
The move comes after more than 20 scientists wrote last week that “a non-discriminatory and non-stigmatizing nomenclature for monkeypox virus is urgently needed.”
In a letter published online, the scientists said the new terminology would be “consistent with best practice in infectious disease nomenclature, minimize unnecessary negative impacts on countries, geographic regions, economies and peoples, and Consider the evolution of infectious diseases and the transmission of viruses.”
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On Wednesday, the World Health Organization plans to rename the monkeypox virus to “MPOX” to reduce the stigma surrounding the virus.
The decision was said to come after the Biden regime threatened WHO officials to change the name and suggested that the United States could act unilaterally if the international body did not act quickly politician.
The export reports:
WHO has traditionally acted as the global coordinator for public health issues, including declaring international health emergencies and recommending disease names, which are then adopted by individual countries.
But the Biden administration has been concerned for months that the virus’s name is deepening stigma — especially among people of color — and that slow progress on new names has hampered a vaccination campaign it began in the summer, people familiar with the matter said. .
The World Health Organization said on Wednesday it would share details about the new name once it was finalized, and that “many individuals and countries” had raised concerns about the name of the virus and asked the organization to address the issue. The White House declined to comment.
Public health experts and LGBT activists have similarly called for dropping the name of the virus, which was used when it was discovered in 1958, as it began to spread widely last spring. They argue that calling it monkeypox is inaccurate, contributes to racist stereotypes of Africa, and is not conducive to a global response.