The World Health Organization is renaming Covid variants to avoid confusion, stigmas

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    The World Health Organization has formed a working group to come up with new ideas to rename Covid variants to avoid associating it with places. Meg Tirrell joins ‘The News with Shepard Smith’ to report.

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