WHO to rename 'Monkeypox' to 'MPOX' at Biden admin's request
From Johnny@21:1/5 to All on Wed Nov 23 09:04:04 2022
By Timothy H.J. Nerozzi
Published November 23, 2022
The World Health Organization (WHO) is set to change the name of the monkeypox virus to "MPOX."
The change in nomenclature is an attempt to destigmatize the virus at
the behest of President Biden's administration, according to a report
from Politico that cited three anonymous sources with knowledge of the
According to the report, Biden administration believes that the name "monkeypox" carries an unnecessary stigma for people of color.