Why Is The New COVID Variant Called “Omicron” Instead Of “Nu”?

An image of a virus — to illustrate the new COVID variant
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The new COVID variant has been named “Omicron”. To be more precise, it has been renamed as “Omicron” from “Nu”. Someone recently brought this up in a conversation, and I realized that I did not know much about this.

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