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WHO Will Rename Monkeypox as Scientists Claim It’s ‘Discriminatory’ and ‘Stigmatizing’

WHO Will Rename Monkeypox as Scientists Claim It’s ‘Discriminatory’ and ‘Stigmatizing’

Meanwhile, WHO is investigating reports of monkeypox virus in semen.

The World Health Organization (WHO) and its media supporters are doubling down on insanity.

At the beginning of 2020, there was a concerted effort to force everyone to use socially approved terms for the novel coronavirus, which was initially termed the “Wuhan Flu” due to the likely possibility it originated in the research labs of the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Now, scientists are pressing for the rebranding of monkeypox, claiming it is discriminatory and stigmatizing.

The World Health Organization will officially rename monkeypox, in light of concerns about stigma and racism surrounding the virus that has infected over 1,600 people in more than two dozen countries.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO’s director general, announced Tuesday morning that the organization is “working with partners and experts from around the world on changing the name of monkeypox virus, its clades and the disease it causes.” He said the WHO will make announcements about the new names as soon as possible.

More than 30 international scientists said last week that the monkeypox label is discriminatory and stigmatizing, and there’s an “urgent” need to rename it. The current name doesn’t fit with WHO guidelines that recommend avoiding geographic regions and animal names, a spokesperson said.

There are simply no serious people in charge at WHO.

The basis for this senseless drama is the fact that monkeypox was originally identified in the Congo.

In a letter published June 10, scientists wrote that while the origin of the current monkeypox outbreak is still unknown, there is an inaccurate narrative linking all cases to Africa.

“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,” the letter states.

Monkeypox was named because it was first identified in 1958 in colonies of monkeys. The first human case of the virus was found in 1970 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to the CDC.

Something that should be of much more concern to us is the fact WHO is trying to gin up more angst and panic related to the current outbreaks of the disease. Officials indicate there is a ‘real risk’ to the public.

The World Health Organization’s top official in Europe on Wednesday called for urgent action by the authorities and civic groups to control fast-rising cases of monkeypox that he said posed a real risk to public health.

Europe has emerged as the epicenter of an outbreak of monkeypox, with more than 1,500 cases identified in 25 European countries, which account for 85 percent of global cases, the official, Dr. Hans Kluge, the W.H.O.’s director of its European region, said at a news conference.

The W.H.O. will convene its emergency committee in Geneva next week, Dr. Kluge added, to determine if the outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern, a formal declaration that calls for a coordinated response between countries.

“The magnitude of this outbreak poses a real risk,” Dr. Kluge said. “The longer the virus circulates, the more it will extend its reach, and the stronger the disease’s foothold will get in nonendemic countries.”

Perhaps WHO would do better to concentrate its messaging on the fact that the virus appears now to be sexually transmitted.

The World Health Organisation is looking into reports that the monkeypox virus is present in the semen of patients, exploring the possibility that the disease could be sexually transmitted, a WHO official said on Wednesday.

Many cases in the current monkeypox outbreak, largely centred on Europe, are among sexual partners who have had close contact, and the agency reiterated that virus is mainly transmitted via close interpersonal contact.

In recent days, scientists say they have detected viral DNA in the semen of a handful of monkeypox patients in Italy and Germany, including a lab-tested sample that suggested the virus found in the semen of a single patient was capable of infecting another person and replicating.

If WHO officials want to regain any credibility, they will ignore activist demands and focus on real epidemiology and hard data.

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Get back to work curing it, you incompetent sluggards.
Nobody is paying you to fuck around with the name of it.

While we’re at it, I’ve always been offended by “polio”. Makes me feel “icky”, Could we rename that too? To something less “icky” would be nice.

It’s spread by infected semen. Maybe we could name it “Fruity Pebbles”

And how, or why is the term ‘monkeypox’ discriminatory or stigmatizing?

I’d like to know the logic behind that.

    Dolce Far Niente in reply to Exiliado. | June 16, 2022 at 11:24 am

    “I’d like to know the logic behind that.”

    Because leftists are the ugliest kind of racists, and monkey=negro in their world.

    Otherwise, who would care about discriminating against monkeys?

    CommoChief in reply to Exiliado. | June 16, 2022 at 11:53 am

    As Dolce stated these people view everything through a racial lens and project their own racism onto the world. Plus it’s way easier to solve a made up crisis of an ‘offensive’ disease name than to make headway towards prevention, education, mitigation or a cure. These woke weirdos are driven by feelings and emotion so changing the name is worthy accomplishment in their estimation and it makes them feel virtuous.

    chumash in reply to Exiliado. | June 17, 2022 at 11:30 am

    It makes the monkeys feel bad.

“the monkeypox label is discriminatory and stigmatizing”

“Monkeypox was named because it was first identified in 1958 in colonies of monkeys.”

I don’t see the problem, but then again I’m not a bigot looking for something to be offended by.

    MajorWood in reply to Gosport. | June 16, 2022 at 12:08 pm

    Even my ultra-liberal Berkeley-grad, ex-wife called it monkeypox, though, to be fair, it was actually simian immunodeficiency virus that she was concerned about me bringing home from work (I worked with monkeys) and giving it to the cat. My response was to shake my head, walk away, and get some ice cream out of the freezer. Rational thought had alredy jumped ship.

Is it stigmatizing to monkeys?

Rupert Smedley Hepplewhite | June 16, 2022 at 11:39 am

How about “Another Crappy Disease From Africa”? Would that work for you?

E Howard Hunt | June 16, 2022 at 11:41 am

Mayor Pete Buttigieg wants to test that suspect semen. It might have a funny taste.

How about naming it Bathhouse Pox?

And of course nobody in the “press” has the gonads to ask these fucks

“WHY is this stigmatizing, exactly? And please explain to me again who the racists are.”

Colonel Travis | June 16, 2022 at 11:44 am

It comes from a freaking monkey.
Do we need to renamed the monkey?

They want to renamed it MPXV. Gee, that seems to me like it’s:
Monkey
Pox
Virus

Hello, is this thing on?
It’s like saying – no one will know what WTF really means, have the tranny say that on page 41 of the new 2nd grade English book.

Indeed, rename WHO as IPO, Irrelevant Propaganda Outfit.

It’s not the name that’s stigmatizing, but the actual pox that breaks out and covers your entire body. Just looking at pictures of pictures of the stuff is horrible.

You could change the label on a bottle of carbolic acid and call it carbonated water, but that wouldn’t make it any less deadly. The effect would be to make it even more dangerous because people wouldn’t be as careful when handling it.

bobinreverse | June 16, 2022 at 12:19 pm

Guess commanders or guardian pox already taken.

Smallpox discriminates against Little People
Black Death, whoo boy.

    Peabody in reply to rbj1. | June 16, 2022 at 1:12 pm

    Emailed Fauci with your concerns. He’s in quarantine with nothing to do so I received a prompt reply:

    “Smallpox: Since the virus is so minuscule it can pass through a miniature beagle we will change to Dwarf Virus.

    Black Death: Since most of the victims are white, we will change the name to White Death.”

Aren’t there monkeys in South America, Indo China and some of India?

To monkeys?

“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,” the letter states.”

The “give them enough rope” approach to that kind of absurdity would be to ask them to “explain that” and “go on” and “please elaborate” or “cite an example of such discrimination”. Let the people who make such claims paint themselves into a corner with their silliness.

    Milhouse in reply to MrE. | June 16, 2022 at 4:19 pm

    So although the virus came from Africa, since it’s now found around the world it’s not fair to keep calling it African (even though we don’t). This sounds like the complaints that although the Wuhan virus came from Wuhan, which is in China, it’s unfair to call it that because it came to the USA primarily from Italy, so we should call it the Italian virus. To which I replied that since most of the USA got it from New York, we should call it New York virus. Or if it came to South Dakota from North Dakota, they should call it the North Dakota virus, regardless of where it’s actually from. Ridiculous.

      That works for me. I’m just surprised some left wing activist hasn’t tried to launch a virus from Trump Tower. We’d never get them to change the name from Trump virus.

SeymourButz | June 16, 2022 at 1:05 pm

I say call it monkey fatigue

Anyone who thinks “Monkeypox” is racist, is a racist

healthguyfsu | June 16, 2022 at 1:53 pm

AIDS is also stigmatizing. Don’t get me wrong, those who bother to look stuff up know that it actually stands for scientific terms. However, it definitely marginalizes the immunocompromised, and it’s an acronym just like NAACP and LGBTQIAA+, so people could associate it in their minds with marginalized peoples.

I say we just go one step further and ban acronyms*

*any grievance group is still free to use their acronyms as we could never touch your precious words, but we are going to virtue signal to the heavens about EVERY OTHER APPROPRIATING ACRONYM!

    artichoke in reply to healthguyfsu. | June 17, 2022 at 9:30 am

    Damn right it’s stigmatizing, the word “deficiency” is right in its name. This cannot stand. We could call it “Acquired Immune Self-Denial Fabulousness” because the body gets rid of its own immunity.

healthguyfsu | June 16, 2022 at 1:55 pm

Since animal named viruses are now “stigmatizing” are they also looking to rename Chicken Pox or Swine Flu?

Nope?…just trying to look like they are doing something important? Just checking!

Now who guessed Monkeys would join the Intersectionaly group?
Anyone?

German measles, anyone?

    randian in reply to Milhouse. | June 16, 2022 at 4:31 pm

    It’s called that because the rubella virus was first described as a distinct disease in German medical journals.

    CommoChief in reply to Milhouse. | June 16, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    Smallpox is sizeIST!

    Gosport in reply to Milhouse. | June 17, 2022 at 1:35 pm

    Spanish Flu
    West Nile Virus
    Guinea Worm
    Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
    Lyme Disease
    Ross River Fever
    Omsk Hemorrhagic Fever
    Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever
    Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)
    Valley Fever
    Marburg Virus Disease
    Norovirus
    Japanese Encephalitis
    Lassa Fever
    Legionnaire’s Disease
    Elephantitis

    and for those of age to recall…. Saturday Night Fever

I say we rename it to GayButtSecksPox

Yes, this is clearly the most pressing issue WHO has to deal with… Thank God they’re taking it so seriously.

mister naturel | June 16, 2022 at 6:43 pm

Bath House Boils

healthguyfsu | June 16, 2022 at 10:45 pm

I was just at the zoo and the monkeys were so overjoyed that their long-suffered social trauma was being recognized and believed that they still sat around on their asses flinging poo and picking their noses.

healthguyfsu | June 17, 2022 at 12:33 am

Asking for a friend named Brandon?

If we change the name, do we get to reset the case counts? He said if we do, then he now has a plan to defeat COVID 19….but it will only work for as high as he can count.

They should call it Fabulouspox.

“WHO guidelines that recommend avoiding geographic regions and animal names.”

so they’re going to rename chickenpox, West Nile virus, German measles, etc. too?

I’ve heard “Pride Pox” might be appropriate.

I had chickenpox when I was a kid, and I didn’t feel stigmatized. I felt a bit crappy, but on the other hand I was glad for the week off school for that and each one of those things I barely missed being vaccinated against.

What about renaming chickenpox? I trained chickens as a kid and feel the name chickenpox is degrading to as mentally challenged a bird as a chicken.

It’s not the word Monkey these brilliant scientists object to but the name of the two distinct variations of the virus. It’s the words Congo and West African they object to. The two recognized distinct types are described as the Congo Basin clade and the West African clade. It will still be Monkey Pox.

“ In recent days, scientists say they have detected viral DNA in the semen of a handful of monkeypox patients in Italy and Germany…”

Since “patients” is plural, shouldn’t that be “hands full”?

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