What began as a project of passion for photographer Nick Bourdaniotis has captured the hearts of Hellenics worldwide, with his hauntingly beautiful photography striking an emotional chord across generations. His pictures of the Evzones magically encompass Greece’s history, traditions and collective memory, and all that makes Greeks, both in the homeland and abroad, proud of their heritage.
The quest to assign a letter of the Greek alphabet to the newly identified COVID-19 variant ‘B.1.1.529′ that has spread in South Africa has proven that “all pandemics are inherently political” as a source from the World Health Organisation confirms that the Greek letters Nu and Xi have been deliberately avoided.
There is one obvious problem that some may see associated with this ‘solution’ which calls for using the letters of the Greek alphabet to name all of the variants of the global pandemic. The “China virus” as Trump so famously, and many say, so inappropriately named it, is not Greek either.