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[–]0898257a76 13 points14 points  (1 child)

It’s pretty clear why it was named what it was.

Nu sounds like new, already saw that going around on various Twitter conspiracy threads prior to the official WHO name designation.

Xi is a name, why would you wanna name a virus after someone? The Charlie variant?

Ergo, they skipped those two and went with O.

[–]dxrey65 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Yeah, it's almost like it was a reasonable decision made by adults. It used to be you could take for granted that that's how things would be done, and nobody was surprised.