WHO to rename ‘monkey pox’ virus to ‘MPOX’ as pressure from Biden regime

Gateway Pundit reported earlier World Health Organization (WHO) announced that it is working with scientists to come up with a new name for it monkeypox virus it will not be “discrimination and stigmatization” but an attempt to use “awakened” ideals in virology.

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

According to a WHO representative who spoke to Bloomberg, the naming of diseases “should be done with the aim of minimizing the negative impact and not harming any cultural, social, national, regional, professional or ethnic groups”.

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

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In a letter published online, the scientists said the new terminology “will align with best practices in naming infectious diseases and take into account disease evolution and spread in a way that minimizes unnecessary negative impacts on nations, geographic regions, economies and people.” virus.”

On Wednesday, the WHO plans to change the name of the monkeypox virus to “MPOX”.

According to Politico, the decision came 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 immediately.

Publika.az reports that it has published information about this.

WHO has traditionally acted as the global coordinator for public health issues, including declaring international health emergencies and then recommending names for diseases adopted by individual countries.

But the Biden administration has worried for months that the name of the virus — particularly among people of color — is deepening stigma, and slow movement toward a new designation is hampering a vaccination campaign that began in the summer, people familiar with the matter said. .

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

Public health experts and LGBT activists alike have called for the name of the virus, which was first discovered in 1958, to be dropped since it began spreading widely last spring. Calling it a monkey flower, they argued, was vague, fed racist stereotypes about Africa and hurt the global response.