世卫组织推动以希腊字母称呼病毒变种 以免有关国家被污名化

Covid-19 virus variants are to be known by letters of the Greek alphabet to avoid stigmatising nations where they were first detected, the World Health Organization announced on Monday.
The new system applies to variants of concern - the most troubling of which four are in circulation - and the second-level variants of interest being tracked.

"They will not replace existing scientific names, but are aimed to help in public discussion," said Maria Van Kerkhove, the WHO's Covid-19 technical lead.

Under the new system, the variants of concern take on the following labels: the variant discovered in Britain, B.1.1.7, becomes Alpha; the B.1.351 first discovered in South Africa becomes Beta, while the variant found in Brazil, P.1, becomes Gamma.

The variant found in India, B.1.617, is split into sub-lineages, of which the B.1.617.2 variant of concern becomes Delta.

The B.1.617.1 variant of interest is called Kappa.

Besides these names, there are two other scientific names in use for each mutation, while different geographic names have been used to describe the same variant.

For example, within Britain, what other countries have been referring to as the British variant is often called the Kent variant - the county in southeast England where it was first discovered.

The lineage names such as B.1.1.7.2 will still continue to be used in scientific circles, for the mutation information that their name conveys.

"While they have their advantages, these scientific names can be difficult to say and recall, and are prone to misreporting," the WHO said in a statement.

"As a result, people often resort to calling variants by the places where they are detected, which is stigmatising and discriminatory.

"To avoid this and to simplify public communications, WHO encourages national authorities, media outlets and others to adopt these new labels."

Earlier this month, US President Joe Biden signed a hate crimes law aimed at protecting Asian Americans who have suffered a surge in attacks during the Covid-19 pandemic.

US anti-extremism groups say the number of attacks and hate crimes against Asian Americans has exploded since the beginning of the crisis.

They lay some of the blame with former president Donald Trump, who repeatedly referred to Covid-19 as the "China virus".

The WHO has been trying to come up with simplified new nomenclature for the variants for several months.

The Greek alphabet contains 24 letters but there is no plan yet as to where to go next if they are exhausted.

Epsilon, Zeta, Eta, Theta and Iota have already been ascribed to variants of interest.


SOURCE
https://www.news24.com/amp/health24/medical/infectious-diseases/coronavirus/who-switches-to-greek-alphabet-as-covid-19-virus-variants-given-new-labels-20210531

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17 个评论

中国原版呢?
武漢肺炎0式開始12345數下去不就好了嗎?有夠麻煩的,萬一未來又多出一種病毒而且也很多變種,是要累死傳染病學和分子生物學的人員呀?
https://i.imgur.com/FQI0CrD.jpg
世衛目的是想要讓大家漸漸忘記病毒起源地

以為沒人知道嗎

中宣部的老招了
谭书记加油
范松忠 黑名单
嗯,εερ病毒
>> 武漢肺炎0式開始12345數下去不就好了嗎?有夠麻煩的,萬一未來又多出一種病毒而且也很多變種,...

其實可以用武漢病毒alpha……以此類推,新的病毒再叫新病毒alpha這樣拍下去,直到希臘字母用完也沒問題
就算用完了,高達Z之後不是還能出高達ZZ嘛……
不過真的,數字是最牢靠的。就算順應各位品蔥人的喜好叫武漢肺炎好了,萬一將來武漢再出一種新的肺炎還是得混淆。數字是最牢靠的……
希臘人表示抗議,為何不用英文字母?
英文被污蔑了,应该起诉世卫这个渎职为虎作伥的组织,主业不干专门搞一些没意义的政治操弄
支那病毒支那病毒支那病毒支那病毒共匪病毒共匪病毒共匪病毒共匪病毒
会因为出现在病毒名里而觉得被污名化的国家,不就那一个吗?

按照社会主义理念,把它解决掉不就没事了
好的,中共病毒
中共1变种,中共2变种……
《 Chinese Covid 》
這樣很難分很難記啊
一切都是從噁心的中共想甩鍋外國
因而搞所謂反歧視運動開始
然而發源地地名加病名
根本是已經上醫學教科書的約定俗成取名方式
中国武汉肺炎变种12345不就行了

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