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‘Monkeypox’: racist and stigmatising

The World Health Organization is inviting the public to propose new names for monkeypox after weeks of criticism that the name has racist connotations and generates stigma.

screenshot Forbes article. photo of two humans standing in line at a 'monkeypox' vaccination center.  title reads: WHO Renames Monkeypox Variants To Dispel Stigma And Creates Open Forum For Name Change

➡️➡️ “Current best practise is that newly-identified viruses, related disease, and virus variants should be given names with the aim to avoid causing offense to any cultural, social, national, regional, professional, or ethnic groups, and minimize any negative impact on trade, travel, tourism or animal welfare,” the statement said.


Originally published on FB page and IG page Crip Humanimal on August 14, 2022.

Geertrui Cazaux (Trudi). Vegan. Gardener. Wife. Disabled. Writer. Activist. Caretaker. Ex-academic. °1970. Belgium. Vegetarian since mid '90's and vegan since 2010. My main motive has always been the ethical perspective, although I am also inspired by the environmental and health aspects. Writing about veganism, animal rights and ableism on,, and

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