Why is this allowed?

  • U.K. variant
  • Brazil variant
  • South Africa variant
  • California variant
  • China or Wuhan virus

Every variant has been named and identified by the media based on its first detection location. Except the very first detected version which occurred in a location that may not be named.

That’s weird.

UPDATE: The new guidance is that regional names should not be used. The “U.K. variant” should now be referred to as the “B.1.1.7” variant. However, most of the media has not yet gotten the message.