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WHO proposes using Greek Alphabet to label Covid-19 strains to avoid ‘stigmatizing’ countries with namesake variants

The new labels would not substitute “scientific names” of the variants – typically an intricate succession of characters and numbers – but rather “help in public discussion” of the new Covid-19 strains, Maria Van Kerkhove, the WHO’s Covid-19 technical lead, announced on Monday.  Per WHO’s proposal, the Covid-19 mutation known …

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