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  • WHO renames COVID-19 variants to combat stigma
  • WHO renames COVID-19 variants to combat stigma
    World Health Organisation (2021) ©
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WHO renames COVID-19 variants to combat stigma

The WHO has updated naming conventions for COVID-19 variants, using the Greek alphabet instead of stigmatising locations. With the pandemic adding fuel to dangerous racist and nationalist ideas, this move aims to depoliticise the fight against the virus.

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