Why did we go from a Delta variant of COVID straight to Lambda? What happened to Epsilon, Zeta, Eta, Theta, Iota, and Kappa?NEWQ:show
According to this article there is now a lambda variant of COVID that is impacting people mostly in South America.
This of course is coming right in the middle of the Delta variant outbreak in the United States and other places.
In the greek alphabet, Delta is the 4th letter and Lambda is the 11th. So what happened to all the letters in between? Are there Epsilon-Kappa variants in other parts of the world that we just havent heard of?
If not, why did we skip those letters in our scientific naming scheme for virus variants?