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Anthony Wong Rants About WHO’s Name For COVID-19: “The Wuhan Virus Is The Wuhan Virus”

The actor is as blunt as always and says that they should rename 'Hongkong foot' to 'China foot' while they're at it.

Anthony Wong Rants About WHO’s Name For COVID-19: “The Wuhan Virus Is The Wuhan Virus”

When it comes to expressing his opinions, Hongkong actor Anthony Wong doesn’t bother mincing his words, and he sure doesn’t give a damn what others might think of him.

On February 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the 2019 novel coronavirus, which was previously known as the “Wuhan virus” due to its alleged origins in the Chinese city, would officially be called “COVID-19” in order to avoid references to a specific location and prevent stigmatisation.

A month later, Anthony has decided to take to his Facebook page a month later to air his grievances about this decision. “The Wuhan virus is the Wuhan virus. The WHO no longer has any prestige and no one listens to them anymore, and yet they bothered to change the name to something that’s so difficult to remember.”

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