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Delta Air Lines refuses to use the name of the delta COVID-19 variant: 'We just call it the variant'

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Delta Air Lines does not use the name of the new COVID-19 variant named "delta" by the World Health Organization. CEO Ed Bastian told the Wall Street Journal "we just call it the variant." The Greek alphabet is used when naming variants to discourage stigmatization based on their country of origin. Delta Air Lines has joined Corona beer in the exclusive club of brands that have been wronged by the naming of the novel coronavirus and its variants. Among the latest variants of… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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dsavit
dsavit 8
I wonder how Delta Faucets feels....or Delta Dental? News at its finest.
denelle
Denelle Keeler 5
Don't take it personal Delta, no one in the city of Corona does.
Quirkyfrog
Robert Cowling 1
Or the beer?
yamaha32177
CHARLES DUKE 3
The DELTA Variant is just the India variant renamed. India used Ivermectin and eliminated it... https://archive.is/cOD8R https://mobile.twitter.com/CraigKellyMP/status/1394998757293379587
mikehe
Sorry, I had read this twice before I understood their apparent sensitivity. Somehow, "the variant that dare not speak its name" has a nice ring to it!
djjamar
Jamar Jackson 2
Doesn’t Delta Airlines require the vaccine for employment of all new hires? Seems they would want to use the name “Delta” for marketing and publicity
keywestjj
Ya, so try living in the City of Corona, California! "Oh well"..... ;-)
yamaha32177
CHARLES DUKE 2
Fly Southwest, no variants, no fees, and your bag fly's free!@!
ThinkingGuy
ThinkingGuy 2
How about calling it the "dixie" variant? :)

By the way, the original article is here:
https://www.yahoo.com/news/delta-air-lines-refuses-name-190534086.html
gpeckham
You beat me to it. Those who know ATL understand why.
d0ugparker
Doug Parker 1
There never a thing as *bad press,* just be sure the name gets spelled correctly.
MikeMohle
Mike Mohle -1
Or they could just use the real name for it: "India Variant".
Quirkyfrog
Robert Cowling -4
Aren't you so witty... I'm sure you will kill them at the COVID wing at the local hospital. *YUCK* *YUCK*...
wecsam
David Tsai 0
Yeah, I guess that I wouldn't want to use its name if I had the same name, either.

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