World Health Organization says MONKEYPOX is RACIST, So they’re Changing its name!

World Health Organization says MONKEYPOX is RACIST, So they're Changing its name!

World Health Organization says MONKEYPOX is RACIST, So they’re Changing its name!

Monkeypox is racist says WHO, So they're Changing it's name! hMPXV
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The World Health Organization is changing the name of Monkeypox to hMPXV because the name Monkeypox has racial overtones.

It comes after a group of scientists signed a paper stating a need to change the moniker used to identify the virus due to a need for a name that is:

“non-discriminatory and non-stigmatizing”

In late May, The Foreign Press Association, Africa, also spoke out against publications and news platforms using pictures of Black skin to show the condition. In a statement they wrote:

“We register our displeasure against media outlets using images of Black people alongside stories of the monkeypox outbreak in North America and the United Kingdom.”

More than 1,000 cases of the monkeypox have been confirmed in countries where the condition is not endemic ― roughly double the number reported in the week prior.

Monkeypox is believed to have been spreading undetected in non-endemic countries for some time, and the WHO has said that the actual number of cases is likely much higher than the confirmed figure.

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My Thoughts on Monkeypox is racist says WHO, So they’re changing its name!

In my opinion the cause of the name change has nothing to do with racial overtones and everything to do with the fact people just aren’t scared enough of Monkeypox.

It’s not the terrifying trigger word they hoped it would be. It certainly didn’t get the public’s attention the way they hoped, so they are switching it up and rebranding it as hMPXV to see if a group of letters will scare people more.

Of course, I’m no doctor and Monkeypox is something I definitely do not want to deal with in my life. However, I have a feeling there’s more to this name change than we’re being told.

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