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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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Bitcoin headed for second-largest monthly drop on record

Bitcoin was trading near $36,426 at 14:28 GMT on Monday, with losses for May totaling almost 37.5%. It is just short of the record 40% slide in September 2011, according to Bitstamp data.  In a major selloff, the cryptocurrency nosedived to around $31,227 on May 24 – over a 50% …

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Caitlin Johnstone: US troops die for world domination, not freedom

Apparently the likely future president tweeted “Enjoy the long weekend,” a reference to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, instead of gushing about fallen troops and sacrifice. That’s it, that’s the whole entire story. That silly, irrelevant offense by one of the sleaziest people in the single most corrupt and murderous government on earth is the …

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