Did WHO skip letters in Greek alphabet to avoid angering China?

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Speculation has arisen over the World Health Organisation’s decision to skip two letters in the Greek alphabet when naming the new Covid variant. Yesterday the WHO announced it had named the new covid-19 variant of concern Omicron. The organisation has been naming variants of concern after letters of the Greek alphabet to make discussions about the virus ‘easier and more practical’ for the general public. The last variant of concern, B.1.621 which emerged in Columbia, was labelled Mu, and many expected the new variant to be called ‘Nu’. But when the WHO made its announcement on Friday – many were...