WHO responds to Trump calling new crown virus “Chinese virus”: virus should not be linked to race

Home Health WHO responds to Trump calling new crown virus “Chinese virus”: virus should not be linked to race

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18th local time, the WHO held a routine crown press conference at Geneva headquarters, during which The head of the WHO health emergency program, Michael Ryan, responded to media attention to US President Trump calling the new crown virus a “Chinese virus.”

Michael Ryan, director of the WHO Health Emergency Program: The message we have always transmitted is clear. The virus has no borders, and it does not distinguish between race color and wealth. We have to be careful in language use and avoid linking viruses to individuals. I believe anyone will regret linking the virus to race. This is something that no one wants. We need to work together. The 2009 (H1N1) pandemic began in North America, and we did not call it North American influenza. So when encountering other viruses, we use the same (naming) method to avoid contact with the region. We ask everyone to have the idea of ​​unity at this moment, this is a moment that needs facts and fights the virus together, not blame who. We now need to identify what needs to be done to move forward with certainty, while avoiding expressions that link the virus to race or other fields. (Main Station reporter Zhu He)

Chief editor: Zhao Ming