Naming for SARS-CoV-2 Covid Variants YouTube Lecture Handouts

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How Are Covid Variants Named? Why Omicron? Why Nu & XI Skipped | Variants of Interest & Concern

Increased transmissibility, increased virulence, or reduced effectiveness of vaccines




- Delta

- Epsilon




















  • Delta B1.167.2 India
  • Alpha B1.1.7 UK
  • Beta B1.351 S. Africa
  • Gamma P.1 Brazil
  • Omicron B1.1.529 S. Africa
  • Variant of Interest
  • Lambda C.37 Peru
  • Mu B1.621 Colombia
  • Former Variant of Interest
  • Epsilon B.1.429, B.1.427, CAL.20 C California
  • Zeta P.2 Brazil
  • Eta (lineage B.1.525) UK and Nigeria
  • Theta (lineage P.3) Philippines
  • Iota (lineage B.1.526) New York City
  • Kappa (lineage B.1.617.1) India