"However, experts such as the sociologist and linguist Brigitte Nerlich from the University of Nottingham in England generally consider it problematic to stick country labels on virus variants. 'These country-specific names are very suitable for negative framing that goes hand in hand with xenophobic and anti-migrant attitudes,' says Nerlich. An example of this is the former US President Donald Trump, who repeatedly referred to Sars-CoV-2 as the 'China virus'."
Read Brigitte's blog post.
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