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From Alpha to Omicron...Why do we use ancient Greek alphabet to name Covid-19 variants? And SBS Omicron latest in Australia and around the world (English)

Omicron is dominant variant in Victoria Source: AAP

From Alpha to Omicron...Why do we use ancient Greek alphabet to name Covid-19 variants? And SBS Omicron latest in Australia and around the world (English)

It's an ancient alphabet having a modern moment.

From Alpha to Omicron - SBS takes a look at why the World Health Organisation is using the Greek alphabet to name COVID-19 variants.

That's the Greek alphabet which is currently having a moment in the public eye with the World Health Organisation ((WHO)) continuing to name variants of COVID-19 after its letters.

The one on everyone's lips right now is the Omicron  variant.

 According to the W-H-O, there are now seven 'variants of concern' and 'variants of interest'.

Each has a Greek letter.

The variants of concern are Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta and Omicron while the variants of interest are Lamda and Mu

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