“A hundred days ago Delta didn’t even have a name. Prior to it being dubbed by the World Health Organisation on May 31, it was known only as ‘Variant B.1.617.2’…Dame Juliet Gerrard, the Prime Ministers’ science adviser, dryly acknowledges Delta’s first name was ‘not very catchy’.”

Read the article by Matt Nippert on The New Zealand Herald website [paywalled]

An illustrative model of a SARS-CoV-2 virus particle

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