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‘Racist’ Monkeypox renamed mpox - genius!

30 November 2022

10:19 AM

30 November 2022

10:19 AM

The World Health Organisation has announced a brand new, stigma-free, name for Monkeypox after US President Joe Biden denounced the name as racist.

The disease transmitted – not exclusively but overwhelmingly – through gay sex will henceforth be known as the ‘mpox’.

The creative geniuses at the United Nations came up with the new moniker after a consultation process that included experts from medical, scientific, classification, and statistics advisory committees.

Would you believe representatives from government authorities of 45 different countries had input?

It’s a good thing Australian taxpayers donated $47 million to the WHO in 2020-21 or else the new name might have been a complete dud.


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