Thai variant

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    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…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Authorities in Thailand vexed at “Thai variant” name

    Since Donald Trump first popularised Covid-19 terminology by acerbically referring it to the “China virus”, the geographic naming of Covid-19 strains is a hot button issue, and now it’s Thailand’s turn. A recently discovered variant of Covid-19 has been given the moniker of the “Thai variant” which has drawn immediate condemnation from Thailand’s authorities. The variant was identified by health…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    UK health officials detect new Covid-19 variant first found in Thailand

    A new Covid-19 variant which reportedly originated from Thailand has been detected in the UK. The Public Health England is now investigating the new mutated strain C.63.3. Reports say the new variant was first detected in Thailand. The patients had originally travelled from Egypt. No other details have been reported about the patients in Thailand, but given their international travel history,…