the WHO’s experts have found time to ban disease names like German measles – because names which single out whole countries could be offensive. …..Shld avoid naming diseases w/ geo locations, species of animal or food, cultural, population, industry, occupational references…..Legionnaire’s disease, Cooks syndrome and Psoriasis butchers disease are also highlighted as examples of naming which could cause offence to entire professions. …..Japanese encephalitis, Middle East respiratory syndrome and Rift Valley fever are all examples of diseases which would have received different names under the proposals.
These are the people we pay for from our taxes to deal with things like ebola. And this is what they do instead, argue over whether different strains of flu should be identified as swine or avian. when the reason we do so is because they incubate and evolve in those species.
A pox* on them all and start building the gallows.
*We English might hope they all get the French pox, the French would offer the Italian pox, the Italians the Spanish. They all being the same disease of course.