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There are no “Indian” or “English” types, and the WHO wants to rename them according to the Greek alphabet

There are no “Indian” or “English” types, and the WHO wants to rename them according to the Greek alphabet

B.1.617, B.1.1.7, B.1.351 … Retain the scientific names of the variants Du Covit-19 Turns out to be a real headache. But the WHO will make things easier by giving names to the Greek alphabet as well.

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Scientific names will continue to provide useful data for experts, but the WHO will no longer use them in its daily communications. The organization also strongly encourages national officials, the media and others to adopt new names. Thus, the first identified variant in the United Kingdom was named B.1.1.7, Alpha; P.1.351, first identified in South Africa, becomes beta; And the B.1 variant, found in Gamma, Brazil. The WHO has given two distinct names to the unique sublines of the B.1.617 variant, which destroyed India and spread to dozens of countries: B.1.617.2 thus becoming Delta, and B.1.617.1 1 becoming Kappa.

Avoid tarnishing names

Ideas need names “Easy to pronounce and remember”, But prevent the public and the media from using names “Stigma and Discrimination” The World Health Organization (WHO) explained in a report where the first cases of the variant were found.

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In the United States, for example, attacks on people of Asian descent have increased. Donald TrumpThe man who was president in the first year of the epidemic did everything to blame China for first discovering the new corona virus. He often talked about the Chinese virus or “Kung Fever” (“Fever” means “fever”). The US Congress passed legislation to better combat this phenomenon “Govt-19 Hate Crime Act”.