Let’s hope we don’t run out of Greek letters anytime soon

The World Health Organisation decided in May 2021 to name Covid-19 variants using the Greek alphabet, which contains 24 letters starting with alpha (α) and ending with omega (ω). And so far, exactly half of them have been used.

Given the rate at which mutations are happening, it’s almost a certainty that the remaining 12 letters will be utilised at some point in time. Let’s just hope that it doesn’t happen too quickly.