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G7 haven’t been able to agree on a joint statement on COVID-19 because of Pompeo’s insistence that it refer to it as the “Wuhan virus”
Posted by: hal
Date: March 25, 2020 12:48PM
[www.spiegel.de] Translated by google

Accordingly, the State Department insists on the name 'Wuhan virus'. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo represents the line of his president. Donald Trump speaks mostly of the Chinese virus at press conferences and on Twitter.
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Re: G7 haven’t been able to agree on a joint statement on COVID-19 because of Pompeo’s insistence that it refer to it as the “Wuhan virus”
Posted by: JoeH
Date: March 25, 2020 12:52PM
Someone, and his boss, need to be taken out behind the barn...
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Re: G7 haven’t been able to agree on a joint statement on COVID-19 because of Pompeo’s insistence that it refer to it as the “Wuhan virus”
Posted by: mattkime
Date: March 25, 2020 12:53PM
very helpful



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Re: G7 haven’t been able to agree on a joint statement on COVID-19 because of Pompeo’s insistence that it refer to it as the “Wuhan virus”
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: March 25, 2020 01:26PM
It already has an appropriate name that the world recognizes, just use it FFS>

2015, from WHO:

Given that news of a new pathogen often spreads quickly, “it is important that an appropriate disease name is assigned by those who first report” the disease, WHO's guidance notes. Following the guidelines, it adds, could “minimize unnecessary negative impact of disease names on trade, travel, tourism or animal welfare, and avoid causing offence to any cultural, social, national, regional, professional or ethnic groups.”

To that end, new disease names should not include geographic locations; the names of people, occupations, animals, or food; or “terms that incite undue fear” (such as unknown, fatal, and epidemic). Instead, the names should use generic descriptions of symptoms (respiratory disease or watery diarrhea) and specific terms describing patients, epidemiology or the environment (juvenile, maternal, seasonal, summer, coastal), as well as pathogen names and arbitrary identifiers (alpha, beta, 1, 2, 3).


[www.sciencemag.org]
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Re: G7 haven’t been able to agree on a joint statement on COVID-19 because of Pompeo’s insistence that it refer to it as the “Wuhan virus”
Posted by: Janit
Date: March 25, 2020 05:28PM
They should compromise and call in Covfefe-19.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/25/2020 05:28PM by Janit.
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Re: G7 haven’t been able to agree on a joint statement on COVID-19 because of Pompeo’s insistence that it refer to it as the “Wuhan virus”
Posted by: hal
Date: March 25, 2020 05:29PM
I want it called Trump Disease
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Re: G7 haven’t been able to agree on a joint statement on COVID-19 because of Pompeo’s insistence that it refer to it as the “Wuhan virus”
Posted by: sekker
Date: March 25, 2020 05:51PM
So long as they rename the 1918 influenza about it's point of known origin - No, NOT Spain. Kansas.

Yep, should be the 'Kansas Flu Epidemic of 1918'.
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Re: G7 haven’t been able to agree on a joint statement on COVID-19 because of Pompeo’s insistence that it refer to it as the “Wuhan virus”
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: March 25, 2020 06:10PM
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Janit
They should compromise and call in Covfefe-19.

I vote for that
or Covfefe-45
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