Public health officials seem to be more focused on trying to change the name of “monkeypox” rather than limiting the virus. While the virus was spreading rapidly in New York City, its public health commissioner Ashwin Vasan sent a letter to the World Health Organization urging them to rename monkeypox because of “potentially devastating and stigmatizing effects.” Did you know, the World Health Organization names diseases, but not viruses. Viruses are named by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV), and it has properly rebuffed this politically driven demand by Democrats to change the name of this virus, which should not have a candy-coated name.
The Committee informed NPR that the term “monkey” will probably remain part of any new name given to the virus, which may not be modified for a year or two anyway. Its data secretary informed NPR “the consensus is that use of the name ‘monkey’ is sufficiently separated from any pejorative context such that there is no reason for any change.”
Democrats know that letting the monkeypox virus into our country is not good for Biden’s approval rating and their chances in the upcoming midterm elections are impacted by political accountability for their failing to keep this virus out.
Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb recently told CBS, “The window for getting control of this and containing it probably has closed.” Gottlieb’s statement means monkeypox could sink Democrats further in the upcoming midterm elections, as yet another failure by the Biden Administration to secure American borders against foreign harm. Yet, it seems as though Leftists are willing to take on that risk if it means protecting themselves from the dangers of violating the shifting standards of political correctness. After all, monkeypox spreads primarily by male-to-male sexual contact, so liberals are in an impossible situation for them. They can either admit the dangers of gay sex or ignore the science and let the virus spread unhindered. Sadly, the left seems to have chosen the latter. Political correctness truly does sometimes kill.