We've got news for you.

Register on Sunday Times at no cost to receive newsletters, read exclusive articles & more.
Register now

Unvaccinated create perfect conditions for new variants: experts


From Alpha to Omega

Unvaccinated create perfect conditions for new variants: experts

Scientists didn’t anticipate the rate at which Covid would mutate as we work our way through the Greek alphabet

Senior science reporter

The Greek alphabet could soon foreshadow a catalogue of doom if the Sars-CoV-2 virus that causes Covid-19 keeps mutating because not enough people are being vaccinated.

Beyond that, we’ll be using names of constellations as the number of variants – and the dead – mounts.

That’s according to the World Health Organisation, which recently announced that names such as Orion, Gemini and Taurus will come into play if all 24 letters of the Greek alphabet are used up...

This article is free to read if you register or sign in.

Sunday Times Daily

If you have already registered or subscribed, please sign in to continue.

Questions or problems?
Email helpdesk@timeslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00.

Previous Article

‘A complete mockery’: DA appalled by ANC’s pick for speaker

By Nonkululeko Njilo and Andisiwe Makinana
3 min read