“Global Health”: The new strains of Corona may bear the names of the constellations after the Greek alphabet runs out




WHO expert Maria Van Kerkhove

The World Health Organization expert, Maria Van Kerkhove, did not rule out that the new mutated types of the emerging Corona virus would carry the names of the star groups, when the letters of the Greek alphabet were exhausted.

“We may not have enough of the Greek alphabet, but we are already studying the next series of names,” Van Kerkhove said in an interview with the Telegraph.

She added: “We are really studying the option of constellations … We thought of the names of the Greek gods, but later abandoned the idea.”

At the end of last May, the World Health Organization announced that the names of the new strains of the Corona virus will use the letters of the Greek alphabet.

The aim of using the Greek alphabet is to avoid naming new mutant countries with the names of countries, which would send negative connotations about those countries.

Source: “The Telegraph”


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