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The Inherently Political Task of Assigning Appropriate Greek Letters to COVID-19 Variants

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.

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The “China Virus” is Not Greek

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.