Before Omicron, the last identified variant was the Mu variant. Photo: Reuters
Before Omicron, the last identified variant was the Mu variant. Photo: Reuters

Lambda, Mu ... Omicron? Why the WHO skipped ‘Nu’ and ‘Xi’ to name latest coronavirus variant

  • The health body says one is confusing and the other is a common last name
  • One critic says the decision reflects the WHO’s fear of the Communist Party

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Before Omicron, the last identified variant was the Mu variant. Photo: Reuters
Before Omicron, the last identified variant was the Mu variant. Photo: Reuters
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