REPORT: WHO renames two monkeypox variants to avoid geographic references

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The World Health Organization (WHO) announced Saturday that it renamed variants of the virus monkeypox as it looks to counter concerns about the original naming conventions.

“Newly identified viruses, related diseases & virus variants are given names to avoid causing offence to any cultural, social, national, regional, professional, or ethnic groups, & minimize the negative impact on trade, travel, tourism, or animal welfare,” the WHO said in its announcement.

The article goes on to state the following:

The Congo Basin and West African variants were reclassified as Clade I and Clade II, the latter of which has two subclades. The new names go into effect immediately.


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19 COMMENTS

  1. Can things get more ridiculous?!
    Actually I shouldn’t ask this, because as long as there are ultra-sensitive people in the media and politics, there’s no escaping this insanity.

  2. I think there may be some chickens being offended by pox being named after them, so change the name of that virus too.
    Or is it the monkeys in the WH and the House that want it changed?
    Totally ridiculous!!!

  3. And it’s named for where it was discovered. You don’t see people from Old Lyme bitching about Lyme disease. Crybaby snowflakes. And what’s crazy is the people in those regions don’t give a shit, either. It’s the “woke” regressive that perceive things that aren’t there! Freakin idiots. And *these* are the people who are in charge for global health? 🙄🤦🏼‍♀️

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