History shows us that the Spanish Flu was named because of the highest 'known' number of infections there, not where it originated from - this is why we don't name by countries, cultures or l

World Health Organisation best practices for naming new human infectious diseases with the aim to 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.

It lists specific categories that the name may not include. As we are now a global village with people of all races and cultures living in every country there is a real danger that some groups may be targeted within our own country, or even your own citizens be targeted in a foreign country.

It's about fighting a disease outbreak and not the person or country (who we've also seen incorrectly attributed to in the past). It's the civilised thing to do.

Fight the disease not the person.


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