Current name is 'discriminatory'.
The World Health Organization have announced it is working with 'experts' to change the name of the monkeypox virus after a group of international scientists said that the current name is “discriminatory” in nature.
WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the organisation was “working with partners and experts from around the world on changing the name of monkeypox virus, its clades and the disease it causes,” and that new names will be announced as soon as possible.
Don't mention where it comes from.
The WHO currently lists two distinct strains of monkeypox on its website: the central African (Congo Basin) clade and the west African clade. This will have to be changed. Some 30 Doctors, presumably with nothing better to do, published a paper in which they argue referencing the virus as “African” is “not only inaccurate but is also discriminatory.”
However, it is entirely accurate, and would only be discriminatory if Monkeys had developed the ability to read.
The doctors said there were real concerns about an “increasing narrative in the media” that the current outbreak is linked to Africa by using those names. Again, it's not linked because of the name, it's linked because it originated in Africa. The doctors also took issue with media outlets who have used photos of African patients to report on an outbreak spreading in the global north, completely ignoring the fact that these were 'stock' images of the virus that is documented as originating in Africa and the very images the WHO use on their own website.
Jumping on the bandwagon, Christian Happi, director of the African Center of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases at Redeemer’s University in Ede, Nigeria, and one of the authors of the paper, called it “very racist” in an interview with STAT News. The group suggested the WHO rename different strains of the virus with numbers.
Covid-19 'didn't come from China' so you can't call it the 'China Virus'.
The faux-outrage over Monkeypox is the same as when Covid-19 was referred to as 'the China Virus' by Donald Trump. The Left-wing media claimed that racist attacks on Chinese people had risen sharply because of Trump's 'inflammatory language' though not a single one was actually reported to police. Now, expect all viruses to have their origins, together with how they're spread, completely obscured.
Facts don't care about your feelings.
Monkeypox got its name because it was first discovered in laboratory monkeys in 1958, when two outbreaks of the disease occurred in monkey colonies. The first human case of monkeypox was identified in The Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1970. The virus has since been reported in several other African countries, although the majority of infections are in the DRC, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
Don't mention that it is spread entirely by gay men either.
The WHO also neglect to mention that Monkeypox is wholly a disease suffered by Gay Men and that the explosion of cases in Europe and the US just happens to coincide with Gay Pride Month.