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RT published this video item, entitled “Covid rebranding | WHO to use Greek alphabet instead of country names to avoid ‘stigmatization'” – below is their description.
WHO proposes using the Greek alphabet to label Covid-19 strains to avoid ‘stigmatizing’ countries with namesake variants. This initiative is aimed at the classification of new virus strains for public discussion without reference to a specific country.
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