Be wary of nomenclatures for COVID-19
Be wary of nomenclatures for COVID-19

Be wary of nomenclatures for COVID-19

Next time you hear reference to the “Chinese virus", or the “China virus” consider how countries used to blame each other for the arrival and spread of syphilis. Throughout Europe it was known as the French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Polish disease depending on the country and its nemesis.

It is interesting to note that the Spanish Flu of 1918 did not originate in Spain. The person who created this nomenclature just didn’t like the Spanish.

Nomenclatures such as this are racist and create a great deal of hurt due to the assignment of blame.

Referring to COVID-19 by its country of genesis assigns blame to ALL Chinese, and in some instances, intentionally or unintentionally, ALL Asians.

This nomenclature is used as the means to justify bullying and discrimination in playgrounds, streets, shopping centres and restaurants.

Words are powerful weapons.