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WHO takes a break from constatly F------ up to waste time changing the name of the Corona Virus
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RichA
2020-02-12 04:50:52 UTC
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Seems they didn't want to offend...some people? So who was offended by "Coronavirus?" People who drink lite Mexican beer?? The heads of WHO should all be fired or in JAIL for the way they've handled this.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-51466362

"Having a name matters to prevent the use of other names that can be inaccurate or stigmatising."
RichA
2020-02-12 05:00:36 UTC
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Seems they didn't want to offend...some people? So who was offended by "Coronavirus?" People who drink lite Mexican beer?? The heads of WHO should all be fired or in JAIL for the way they've handled this.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-51466362
"Having a name matters to prevent the use of other names that can be inaccurate or stigmatising."
Just to add. The Director-General of the World Health Organization is an Ethiopean, he's neither a medical doctor nor does he have a PhD in ANY medical field. Unbelievable!! Another PROG affirmative-action appointment that costs LIVES.

https://www.who.int/antimicrobial-resistance/interagency-coordination-group/dg_who_bio/en/
trotsky
2020-02-12 09:27:58 UTC
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On Tuesday, 11 February 2020 23:50:55 UTC-5, RichA wrote:> Seems they didn't want to offend...some people? So who was offended by "Coronavirus?" People who drink lite Mexican beer?? The heads of WHO should all be fired or in JAIL for the way they've handled this. > > https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-51466362> > "Having a name matters to prevent the use of other names that can be inaccurate or stigmatising."Just to add. The Director-General of the World Health Organization is an Ethiopean, he's neither a medical doctor nor does he have a PhD in ANY medical field. Unbelievable!! Another PROG affirmative-action appointment that costs LIVES. https://www.who.int/antimicrobial-resistance/interagency-coordination-group/dg_who_bio/en/
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Ubiquitous
2020-02-12 15:50:58 UTC
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Post by RichA
Seems they didn't want to offend...some people? So who was offended by
"Coronavirus?" People who drink lite Mexican beer?? The heads of WHO
should all be fired or in JAIL for the way they've handled this.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-51466362
"Having a name matters to prevent the use of other names that can be
inaccurate or stigmatising."
WTF?

So, is it a threat or not?

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David Johnston
2020-02-12 17:53:17 UTC
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Post by RichA
Seems they didn't want to offend...some people?
They didn't change the name of the coronavirus. They gave it one. 25%
of so-called "common colds" are actually some kind of coronavirus. But
they aren't this new lethal one.
Ubiquitous
2020-02-12 18:13:30 UTC
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Post by RichA
Seems they didn't want to offend...some people?
They didn't change the name of the coronavirus. They gave it one. 25%
of so-called "common colds" are actually some kind of coronavirus. But
they aren't this new lethal one.
No, they specifically said they were changing the name b/c it was "racist".

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The Horny Goat
2020-02-14 01:41:29 UTC
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Post by Ubiquitous
Post by David Johnston
Post by RichA
Seems they didn't want to offend...some people?
They didn't change the name of the coronavirus. They gave it one. 25%
of so-called "common colds" are actually some kind of coronavirus. But
they aren't this new lethal one.
No, they specifically said they were changing the name b/c it was "racist".
What in particular is racist about giving a name that means "shaped
like a crown"
FPP
2020-02-14 04:34:08 UTC
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Post by The Horny Goat
Post by Ubiquitous
Post by David Johnston
Post by RichA
Seems they didn't want to offend...some people?
They didn't change the name of the coronavirus. They gave it one. 25%
of so-called "common colds" are actually some kind of coronavirus. But
they aren't this new lethal one.
No, they specifically said they were changing the name b/c it was "racist".
What in particular is racist about giving a name that means "shaped
like a crown"
Because some people are using the fact that it originated in China
(originally it was dubbed the 'Wuhan Coronavirus' or the 'Chinese
Coronavirus') - and they've been experiencing racist attacks on people
of Asian descent.

"Having a name matters to prevent the use of other names that can be
inaccurate or stigmatizing. It also gives us a standard format to use
for any future coronavirus outbreaks."

https://www.forbes.com/sites/victoriaforster/2020/02/11/coronavirus-gets-a-new-name-covid-19-heres-why-renaming-it-is-important/#64e57f88548e

Nothing about the 'coronavirus' part is overtly racist. It's the PEOPLE
who are racist. Like usual.
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David Johnston
2020-02-14 07:04:40 UTC
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Post by Ubiquitous
Post by David Johnston
Post by RichA
Seems they didn't want to offend...some people?
They didn't change the name of the coronavirus. They gave it one. 25%
of so-called "common colds" are actually some kind of coronavirus. But
they aren't this new lethal one.
No, they specifically said they were changing the name b/c it was "racist".
At least when filtered through the head of a journalist. But the truth
is it didn't have a name until now.
RichA
2020-02-14 06:55:28 UTC
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Post by David Johnston
Post by RichA
Seems they didn't want to offend...some people?
They didn't change the name of the coronavirus. They gave it one. 25%
of so-called "common colds" are actually some kind of coronavirus. But
they aren't this new lethal one.
No one cares that Corona Virus is family term. It's easy to remember, unlike what they named it, finally. But the part about "stigmatizing" something is a bit odd. Stigmatizing? What, other "nice" corona viruses?
David Johnston
2020-02-14 07:13:41 UTC
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Post by RichA
Post by David Johnston
Post by RichA
Seems they didn't want to offend...some people?
They didn't change the name of the coronavirus. They gave it one. 25%
of so-called "common colds" are actually some kind of coronavirus. But
they aren't this new lethal one.
No one cares that Corona Virus is family term. It's easy to remember, unlike what they named it, finally. But the part about "stigmatizing" something is a bit odd. Stigmatizing? What, other "nice" corona viruses?
Coronavirus. One word. The "stigmatizing" thing is about the fact that
since there are plenty of other coronaviruses, this one has to be called
the Wuhan coronavirus. WHO is worried about losing Chinese cooperation
in the area of international quarantine measures
The Horny Goat
2020-02-15 02:45:50 UTC
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On Fri, 14 Feb 2020 00:13:41 -0700, David Johnston
Post by David Johnston
Post by RichA
Post by David Johnston
Post by RichA
Seems they didn't want to offend...some people?
They didn't change the name of the coronavirus. They gave it one. 25%
of so-called "common colds" are actually some kind of coronavirus. But
they aren't this new lethal one.
No one cares that Corona Virus is family term. It's easy to remember, unlike what they named it, finally. But the part about "stigmatizing" something is a bit odd. Stigmatizing? What, other "nice" corona viruses?
Coronavirus. One word. The "stigmatizing" thing is about the fact that
since there are plenty of other coronaviruses, this one has to be called
the Wuhan coronavirus. WHO is worried about losing Chinese cooperation
in the area of international quarantine measures
Why would China care? They've been shiopping fentanyl contaminated
cocaine and heroin into North America for years and while I'm not
familiar with US stats Vancouver alone has had 5000+ fentanyl deaths
with 99+% o it originating in China.
A Friend
2020-02-15 12:07:36 UTC
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Post by The Horny Goat
On Fri, 14 Feb 2020 00:13:41 -0700, David Johnston
Post by David Johnston
Post by RichA
Post by David Johnston
Post by RichA
Seems they didn't want to offend...some people?
They didn't change the name of the coronavirus. They gave it one. 25%
of so-called "common colds" are actually some kind of coronavirus. But
they aren't this new lethal one.
No one cares that Corona Virus is family term. It's easy to remember,
unlike what they named it, finally. But the part about "stigmatizing"
something is a bit odd. Stigmatizing? What, other "nice" corona viruses?
Coronavirus. One word. The "stigmatizing" thing is about the fact that
since there are plenty of other coronaviruses, this one has to be called
the Wuhan coronavirus. WHO is worried about losing Chinese cooperation
in the area of international quarantine measures
Why would China care? They've been shiopping fentanyl contaminated
cocaine and heroin into North America for years and while I'm not
familiar with US stats Vancouver alone has had 5000+ fentanyl deaths
with 99+% o it originating in China.
There was also the poisoned "quality" pet food they were shipping a few
years ago. We've always fed Beneful, Purina and so on here. It's a
matter of trust.

BTR1701
2020-02-12 18:13:30 UTC
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Post by RichA
Seems they didn't want to offend...some people? So who was offended by
"Coronavirus?" People who drink lite Mexican beer?? The heads of WHO
should all be fired or in JAIL for the way they've handled this.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-51466362
"Having a name matters to prevent the use of other names that can be
inaccurate or stigmatising."
The idea that they're worrying about politically correct sensitivity in
the middle of a pandemic is peak 2020 and we're only in February.

Just call it Captain Trips or Project Blue and be done with it.
Ubiquitous
2020-02-13 01:05:02 UTC
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Post by BTR1701
Post by RichA
Seems they didn't want to offend...some people? So who was offended by
"Coronavirus?" People who drink lite Mexican beer?? The heads of WHO
should all be fired or in JAIL for the way they've handled this.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-51466362
"Having a name matters to prevent the use of other names that can be
inaccurate or stigmatising."
The idea that they're worrying about politically correct sensitivity in
the middle of a pandemic is peak 2020 and we're only in February.
Just call it Captain Trips or Project Blue and be done with it.
If the Coronavirus wasn't scary enough, now it gets PC so as to not be so
racist towards China. The new name -- "Covid 19", is apparently less racist
against Asians somehow so that's what we're rolling with now. The Media
usually blows up "pandemic" stories... however, much less so this time.
Should that make us scared? If that doesn't, maybe these facts will:

•China says normal surgical masks won't work, need heavier ones

•It spreads through eye contact and pipes (like in apartments)

•It can live for 9 days on surfaces

•You can get it more than once

•Chinese using drones for quarantine now

•Could spread to 60% of world according to The Guardian

•Sky News says "greater global threat than terrorism"



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BTR1701
2020-02-13 19:00:36 UTC
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Post by Ubiquitous
Post by BTR1701
Post by RichA
Seems they didn't want to offend...some people? So who was offended by
"Coronavirus?" People who drink lite Mexican beer?? The heads of WHO
should all be fired or in JAIL for the way they've handled this.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-51466362
"Having a name matters to prevent the use of other names that can be
inaccurate or stigmatising."
The idea that they're worrying about politically correct sensitivity in
the middle of a pandemic is peak 2020 and we're only in February.
Just call it Captain Trips or Project Blue and be done with it.
If the Coronavirus wasn't scary enough, now it gets PC so as to not be so
racist towards China. The new name -- "Covid 19", is apparently less racist
against Asians somehow so that's what we're rolling with now. The Media
usually blows up "pandemic" stories... however, much less so this time.
•China says normal surgical masks won't work, need heavier ones'
It's a virus. Paper surgical masks don't work with *any* viruses. Unlike
bacteria, viruses are so small that they go right through paper masks.

It's like trying to stop blowing sand with a chain-link fence.
anim8rfsk
2020-02-13 19:36:35 UTC
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Post by Ubiquitous
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Seems they didn't want to offend...some people? So who was offended by
"Coronavirus?" People who drink lite Mexican beer?? The heads of WHO
should all be fired or in JAIL for the way they've handled this.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-51466362
"Having a name matters to prevent the use of other names that can be
inaccurate or stigmatising."
The idea that they're worrying about politically correct sensitivity in
the middle of a pandemic is peak 2020 and we're only in February.
Just call it Captain Trips or Project Blue and be done with it.
If the Coronavirus wasn't scary enough, now it gets PC so as to not be so
racist towards China. The new name -- "Covid 19", is apparently less racist
against Asians somehow so that's what we're rolling with now. The Media
usually blows up "pandemic" stories... however, much less so this time.
•China says normal surgical masks won't work, need heavier ones'
It's a virus. Paper surgical masks don't work with *any* viruses. Unlike
bacteria, viruses are so small that they go right through paper masks.
It's like trying to stop blowing sand with a chain-link fence.
As long as the sand is blowing, it's safe to ingest.
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moviePig
2020-02-13 19:57:11 UTC
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Post by BTR1701
Post by Ubiquitous
Post by BTR1701
Post by RichA
Seems they didn't want to offend...some people? So who was offended by
"Coronavirus?" People who drink lite Mexican beer?? The heads of WHO
should all be fired or in JAIL for the way they've handled this.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-51466362
"Having a name matters to prevent the use of other names that can be
inaccurate or stigmatising."
The idea that they're worrying about politically correct sensitivity in
the middle of a pandemic is peak 2020 and we're only in February.
Just call it Captain Trips or Project Blue and be done with it.
If the Coronavirus wasn't scary enough, now it gets PC so as to not be so
racist towards China. The new name -- "Covid 19", is apparently less racist
against Asians somehow so that's what we're rolling with now. The Media
usually blows up "pandemic" stories... however, much less so this time.
•China says normal surgical masks won't work, need heavier ones'
It's a virus. Paper surgical masks don't work with *any* viruses. Unlike
bacteria, viruses are so small that they go right through paper masks.
It's like trying to stop blowing sand with a chain-link fence.
Re the PC name, I think 'Asian flu' was already taken.

Meanwhile, paper masks might catch viruses carried in droplets...
Ubiquitous
2020-02-13 23:12:38 UTC
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Post by Ubiquitous
If the Coronavirus wasn't scary enough, now it gets PC so as to not be
so racist towards China. The new name -- "Covid 19", is apparently less
racist against Asians somehow so that's what we're rolling with now. The
Media usually blows up "pandemic" stories... however, much less so this
time. Should that make us scared? If that doesn't, maybe these facts
•China says normal surgical masks won't work, need heavier ones'
It's a virus. Paper surgical masks don't work with *any* viruses. Unlike
bacteria, viruses are so small that they go right through paper masks.
It's like trying to stop blowing sand with a chain-link fence.
Re the PC name, I think 'Asian flu' was already taken.
I rather liked "Kung Flu"...


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anim8rfsk
2020-02-14 00:07:32 UTC
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Post by Ubiquitous
Post by moviePig
Post by BTR1701
Post by Ubiquitous
If the Coronavirus wasn't scary enough, now it gets PC so as to not be
so racist towards China. The new name -- "Covid 19", is apparently less
racist against Asians somehow so that's what we're rolling with now. The
Media usually blows up "pandemic" stories... however, much less so this
time. Should that make us scared? If that doesn't, maybe these facts
•China says normal surgical masks won't work, need heavier ones'
It's a virus. Paper surgical masks don't work with *any* viruses. Unlike
bacteria, viruses are so small that they go right through paper masks.
It's like trying to stop blowing sand with a chain-link fence.
Re the PC name, I think 'Asian flu' was already taken.
I rather liked "Kung Flu"...
It hits you like a Kung Pow.
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Ubiquitous
2020-02-14 16:37:24 UTC
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Post by moviePig
Post by BTR1701
Post by Ubiquitous
If the Coronavirus wasn't scary enough, now it gets PC so as to not be
so racist towards China. The new name -- "Covid 19", is apparently less
racist against Asians somehow so that's what we're rolling with now. The
Media usually blows up "pandemic" stories... however, much less so this
• China says normal surgical masks won't work, need heavier ones'
It's a virus. Paper surgical masks don't work with *any* viruses. Unlike
bacteria, viruses are so small that they go right through paper masks.
It's like trying to stop blowing sand with a chain-link fence.
Re the PC name, I think 'Asian flu' was already taken.
I rather liked "Kung Flu"...
It hits you like a Kung Pow.
In the nuts?

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Ubiquitous
2020-02-13 23:10:59 UTC
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Post by Ubiquitous
Post by BTR1701
Post by RichA
Seems they didn't want to offend...some people? So who was offended by
"Coronavirus?" People who drink lite Mexican beer?? The heads of WHO
should all be fired or in JAIL for the way they've handled this.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-51466362
"Having a name matters to prevent the use of other names that can be
inaccurate or stigmatising."
The idea that they're worrying about politically correct sensitivity in
the middle of a pandemic is peak 2020 and we're only in February.
Just call it Captain Trips or Project Blue and be done with it.
If the Coronavirus wasn't scary enough, now it gets PC so as to not be so
racist towards China. The new name -- "Covid 19", is apparently less racist
against Asians somehow so that's what we're rolling with now. The Media
usually blows up "pandemic" stories... however, much less so this time.
•China says normal surgical masks won't work, need heavier ones'
It's a virus. Paper surgical masks don't work with *any* viruses. Unlike
bacteria, viruses are so small that they go right through paper masks.
It's like trying to stop blowing sand with a chain-link fence.
I had forgotten about that!
So why do they bother, to prevent sneezing vectors?

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The Horny Goat
2020-02-14 01:39:57 UTC
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Post by RichA
Seems they didn't want to offend...some people? So who was offended by "Coronavirus?" People who drink lite Mexican beer?? The heads of WHO should all be fired or in JAIL for the way they've handled this.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-51466362
"Having a name matters to prevent the use of other names that can be inaccurate or stigmatising."
"Corona" in this context simply means "crown-like" which is what the
virus (as well as the SARS virus) looks like under a high powered
microscope.
RichA
2020-02-14 07:00:49 UTC
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Post by RichA
Seems they didn't want to offend...some people? So who was offended by "Coronavirus?" People who drink lite Mexican beer?? The heads of WHO should all be fired or in JAIL for the way they've handled this.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-51466362
"Having a name matters to prevent the use of other names that can be inaccurate or stigmatising."
WHO just announced another soothing "it's spread hasn't accelerated," despite an apparently doubling of cases in two days. Also, one WHOite lied, said the mortality rate was about 1%, when it is actually 2.2%.
David Johnston
2020-02-14 07:20:35 UTC
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Post by RichA
Post by RichA
Seems they didn't want to offend...some people? So who was offended by "Coronavirus?" People who drink lite Mexican beer?? The heads of WHO should all be fired or in JAIL for the way they've handled this.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-51466362
"Having a name matters to prevent the use of other names that can be inaccurate or stigmatising."
WHO just announced another soothing "it's spread hasn't accelerated," despite an apparently doubling of cases in two days.
That's not a doubling of cases. It's a doubling of diagnoses as they
look at what were previously classed as "just a cold".
Post by RichA
Also, one WHOite lied, said the mortality rate was about 1%, when it is actually 2.2%.
Since twice as many people are now believed to be have been infected the
mortality estimate is cut in half. Basic arithmetic.
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