Strange decision to skip next Greek letter to name new COVID variant raises eyebrows

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With the media dialing up the fear over the latest scary COVID variant, it hasn’t escaped the attention of many astute observers that something very strange is going on with the World Health Organization’s choice of a name for the strain that could lead to renewed lockdowns and bolster the Biden administration’s vaccine push.

No sooner had the Thanksgiving leftovers been put away and big box stores opened their doors for Black Friday sales than the hysteria over the Omicron variant erupted across a media that, in addition to running cover for far-left extremists, specializes in promoting panic and the new variant was an early Christmas gift that will generate massive ratings with the inevitable 24/7 coverage.

One detail that won’t be given coverage is the WHO’s curious decision to use Omicron “Oo” to identify the new variant that was discovered by South African health authorities, bypassing what would have been the next designation after the global health body changed its virus nomenclature away from the “stigmatizing and discriminatory” practice of naming strains after the countries that they originated in, a move that some skeptics felt was made to minimize China’s role in the original COVID outbreak.

The missing letter before Omicron is “Xi” which also happens to be the last name of the president of a certain totalitarian communist country that has become the primary global adversary of the United States as well as a foreign power that exerts a disproportionate amount of influence on domestic media and corporations by using its massive market of 1.4 billion people as leverage.

The organization also bypassed “Nu” the letter before “Xi” with the reason being unclear, although some have suggested that it was because it sounded too much like the word “new” and may have caused confusion.

The WHO’s decision to manipulate its own naming conventions in what appears to be a move designed to not offend China’s President Xi Jinping further underscores the organization’s fealty to China as well as confirms suspicions that Director-General  Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus serves as a sock puppet for Beijing and the choice to bypass Xi for Omicron drew immediate criticism on Twitter.

Constitutional law expert Jonathan Turley pointed out the obvious, tweeting: “He who must not be named. It appears the W.H.O. has skipped the next Greek letter after Nu to name the new variant. The next letter is Xi. The concern is that W.H.O. is again avoiding any discomfort for the Chinese government. So they named it Omicron…”

Turley added, “…It is not clear if there is another reason for the decision to skip over Nu and Xi, but W.H.O.’s history with the investigation into the origins of the pandemic has fueled speculation as to a political motive.”

Republican Senator Ted Cruz tweeted, “If the WHO is this scared of the Chinese Communist Party, how can they be trusted to call them out the next time they’re trying to cover up a catastrophic global pandemic?”

Donald Trump Jr. provided his take in his own inimitable style, “As far as I’m concerned the original will always be the Xi variant.”

Following are other reactions to the WHO’s bizarre decision to bypass Xi:

The likelihood that the WHO’s choice of Omicron was driven by a desire to protect China is off the charts and the political motivations are yet another reason why trust in the “experts” continues to plummet.

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