US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been speaking of the “Wuhan virus” despite Beijing’s protests. Photo: Xinhua

Coronavirus: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo switches disease name to ‘Wuhan virus’ as it spreads in the US

  • Top US diplomat ignores pleas from Beijing and world health officials over the use of names for the Covid-19 disease that incite racial discrimination
  • New nomenclature comes with President Donald Trump’s administration under fire over its response to community transmission of the virus in the US
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been speaking of the “Wuhan virus” despite Beijing’s protests. Photo: Xinhua
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