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JennJayBee t1_iy50qig wrote

Firstly, that's not as catchy, and I can already hear people saying, "Mmm... Pox!" Pox M might be slightly better.

Second, I don't really see how a rebrand isn't going to reduce stigma. It's the same virus, and people who were misinformed as to how it's transmitted from the very beginning are still going to be misinformed.


IAmBecomeDeath_AMA t1_iy5phxm wrote

They’re doing an abbreviation because they’re trying to repeat the success that the “coronavirus” —> “covid” renaming had. I bet

Edit: Y’all. I was joking