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Britons lament ‘U.K. variant’ label, as coronavirus strain spreads around the world – The Washington Post

The WHO says it’s working on a more neutral naming system.




A year ago, as the coronavirus began spreading from Wuhan, China, on its way to becoming a global pandemic, there was pushback against maligning China or its hard-hit city with the labels like China virus or Wuhan virus. President Trump waved away those concerns and added Chinese virus and kung flu to his descriptors.
There hasnt yet been the same pushback for the U.K. variant. Its one of a number of mutations being called after the place where they were detected. The others include the South African…

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