China-Compromised WHO Admits It Skipped ‘Xi Variant’ to Avoid Offense


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News Snapshot: Aa giant TV screen at a quiet shopping mall in Beijing broadcasts news of Chinese President Xi Jinping talking to medical workers at the Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan. / PHOTO: Associated Press (Headline USA) The name of a newly identified variant of the coronavirus has had some social media users scratching their heads about the World Health Organization’s system for labeling certain versions of the virus. The WHO chose on Friday to dub the variant, first reported to the agency by scientists in South Africa, “omicron”—continuing its use of the Greek alphabet for naming notable variants of the virus....