Exclusive: Republicans say WHO pandered to China by skipping ‘xi’ in COVID names

Greek letter ‘xi’ has same English spelling as Chinese president’s surname

In this file photo, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization, WHO, speaks at the WHO headquarters, in Geneva, Switzerland, May 24, 2021. A group of four Republican senators sent Mr. Tedros a letter on Dec. 10, 2021, in which they took issue with the WHO's official explanation for why it didn't name the omicron variant the "xi" variant. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP, File)

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