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WHO skips two letters in Greek alphabet
in naming Omicron COVID variant

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Posted By: AltaD, 11/27/2021 9:02:50 AM

The emergence of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 has international health experts worried, financial markets roiled and the Internet confused over how the new name was chosen. The World Health Organization appeared to skip two letters in the Greek alphabet when it announced Friday the name for the latest coronavirus variant, which was first identified in South Africa.(Snip)“[For] Nu the reasoning was people would get confused thinking it was the new variant, rather than a name,” Dr. Margaret Harris said. “And XI because it’s a common surname and we have agreed [to] naming rules that avoid using place names, people’s names, animal, etc. to avoid stigma.”


All strains of this virus should be named Xi.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: petrichor 11/27/2021 9:17:15 AM (No. 990224)
Just thank God it's not the Pi virus. People would think it came from Thanksgiving dessert.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: reefdiver 11/27/2021 9:29:52 AM (No. 990246)
So when they get through the alphabet, and they will, what then, Alpha 2, Beta 2, etc?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 11/27/2021 9:35:29 AM (No. 990255)
How about the donkey virus?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Daria 11/27/2021 10:01:59 AM (No. 990276)
What WHO really wants to do is name the variants after red states, but that might make them look political.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: kono 11/27/2021 10:02:43 AM (No. 990277)
They can just loop like an alphanumeric counter (Alpha-Alpha, Alpha-Beta ... Beta-Alpha, Beta-Beta, etc). Eventually they'll reach the Beta-Sigma strain, which they'll have to skip over, too. Wouldn't want to tip anybody off that it's really just BS.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Ribicon 11/27/2021 10:05:46 AM (No. 990279)
Every successful propagandist knows the value of marketing.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Proud Texan 11/27/2021 10:20:38 AM (No. 990301)
I thought I had a really smart-s comment to make, but after #5, I think I'll just shut up and ;augh.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: jalo1951 11/27/2021 10:37:20 AM (No. 990316)
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Reply 9 - Posted by: davew 11/27/2021 10:38:04 AM (No. 990318)
I always had trouble pronouncing the difference between xi (ksie) and psi (psie) in science papers. Nu always reminded me of the Yiddish "nu" which has a lot of subtle meanings and is usually in the form of a question (nu?) as in "So they found another variant and they don't have a cure. Nu?" One rough translation might be "Yeah? C'mon man".
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Lucky5 11/27/2021 10:41:41 AM (No. 990327)
Omicron is an anagram of "m-o-r-o-n-i-c".
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Reply 11 - Posted by: DaBigGuy 11/27/2021 10:46:25 AM (No. 990330)
Then stop using Greek alphabet names and use Roman numerals instead. Start with the number 11.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: marbles 11/27/2021 10:46:53 AM (No. 990332)
Why the use of Greek letters at all ?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: hershey 11/27/2021 10:49:41 AM (No. 990334)
Ha, they just don't want to name the virus after their benefactors...wonder how much chinese money is being funneled into WHO members bank accounts???
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Reply 14 - Posted by: DVC 11/27/2021 11:02:31 AM (No. 990356)
The real, legitimate vaccine experts warned the idiots in charge not to attempt to vaccinate into the teeth of a pandemic. These real experts warned the Dr. Fraud fakers that this would guarantee the development of vaccine resistant variants of the virus. We are now there, and somehow people still look to dangerous fools like Dr. Fraud and his idiot clones all over the developed world for guidance.....when every bit of advice that they have given so far has been dead wrong.....literally dead for many people. Early treatment is the only workable solution, and these criminals in white coats absolutely forbid the discussion of known effective early treatments, insisting that you must squander your precious early days doing noting, waiting to be extremely sick, when treatments are less effective, and the damage to your health is likely far greater. How did frauds like these gain control of our medical centers? How is it that doctors who have effective early treatments are shut up and those effective treatments blocked at ever turn? Why are out 'medical leaders' all continuing to repeat their failed routines, again and again? Why do most people still trust them? After the vaccines have failed to prevent infection, failed to prevent transmission, failed to prevent hospitalization......why do people want another vaccination? How have they suppressed all the deaths and serious injuries from these 'vaccines' which aren't actually vaccines?
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Reply 15 - Posted by: billa57 11/27/2021 11:38:28 AM (No. 990398)
Haven't released those viruses yet.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: KTWO 11/27/2021 1:15:53 PM (No. 990482)
They haven't skipped those two letters. They were previously assigned to secret projects that have fallen behind schedule. Nu is a project to develop a vaccine which will prevent any distrust of mandated vaccines. Project Xi is developing a vaccine to prevent hunger when people have no food.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: privateer 11/27/2021 1:18:00 PM (No. 990487)
Fauci Scourge 1, 2, 3 and so on.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: paral04 11/27/2021 1:48:54 PM (No. 990515)
I thought that letter was spelled psi in English
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Reply 19 - Posted by: MickTurn 11/27/2021 4:07:01 PM (No. 990582)
Yep I know they won't use the F and U names!
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