Covid: WHO renames UK and other variants with Greek letterson May 31, 2021 at 5:54 pm

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The variant first detected in the UK becomes Alpha, with South Africa, Brazil and India also renamed.

“We’re not saying replace B.1.1.7, but really just to try to help some of the dialogue with the average person,” she told the US-based website. “So that in public discourse, we could discuss some of these variants in more easy-to-use language.”

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