• *WHO pressed to explain skipping* '*Nu*' *&* '*Xi*' *Covid strains*

    From August Abolins@2:460/256 to All on Sat Nov 27 20:42:38 2021
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    *WHO pressed to explain skipping* '*Nu*' *&* '*Xi*' *Covid strains*

    The World Health Organization (WHO) decision to name the new coronavirus variant of concern 'Omicron' has raised some eyebrows, as under its Greek alphabet naming scheme the next ones up should have been 'Nu' and then 'Xi'.

    While the WHO has not issued an official explanation, an anonymous source told multiple journalists that the choice was indeed deliberate: Nu would have been confused with the word "new" and Xi to "avoid stigmatizing a region," according to a senior editor at the Telegraph.

    So, ancient alphabets can be politically insensitive?

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