No Xi Variant? WHO Skips Two Greek Alphabets When Naming Omicron Covid Variant, Is It Fear Of China?

The World Health Organization skipped two letters of the Greek alphabet when naming omicron, a newly identified variant of the Covid-19. The agency reportedly skipped ‘nu’ to stop the confusion with new and ‘xi’ to avoid offending Chinese leader Xi Jinping. Omicron was first reported to the WHO by scientists in South Africa and has been identified in several other countries as well.

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