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.
New South Wales premier, Gladys Berejiklian has announced a two-week lockdown starting at 6pm tonight, Saturday 26 June that will remain in place until midnight on Friday 9th July. Residents of greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, the Central Coast and Wollongong are not permitted to leave their homes unless it is for one of four essential reasons.
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.