WHO assigns alternative names for Covid variants based on Greek alphabet
After criticism over naming new variants of Covid-19 based on the country it was first detected, the World Health Orginisation has announced alternative names for the “variants of concern” based off the Greek alphabet… Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, etc.
Last week, media outlets in the UK released reports last week saying more than 100 people had tested positive for the “Thai variant”. Thai authorities were quick to say that this new variant was detected back in January in a co-pilot from Egypt who was in quarantine for those entering the country and was not currently spreading in Thailand. A spokesperson from Thailand’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration said the media use the language “variant first found in” or “variant first detected in” rather than naming the variant with the country.
Many news outlets have used the language “UK variant”, “Indian variant” and “South African variant” rather than the scientific names of the mutated coronavirus strains. To avoid using the country names with the emerging variants, the WHO has made official nicknames for the new variants based on letters from the Greek alphabet.
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It’s a variant first discovered in Thailand so it is instantly recognisable as the Thai variant, for goodness sake someone put Thailand’s dummy back in, I amazed at how nothing is ever the fault of Thailand I guess that’s why it’s the most professional and skilled country on the planet not forgetting the highest skills and wealth per capita than any other country on the planet!!. And now they’ve even got their very own personalised COVID-19 Thai variant Donald Trump would have set the record straight in his very unique way of getting the point across lol.
I am Greek and I find this offensive
what about the most dangerous one The hybrids mixed Indian SA for example ?
Just stick with the numerals, the way scientists refer to the variants. We’re going to run out of Greek letters before too long, unfortunately.
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