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They Called It The ‘The Omarion Variant’ And Now We Can’t Unsee It


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Recently, the World Health Organization announced it identified a new variant of coronavirus, and the CDC confirmed its presence in America. It’s been named Omicron, and while there is still a lot we don’t know, it’s the last thing that anyone wanted to hear.
Sure, people started to worry. But they also asked, why Omicron?

Omicron is the 15th letter of the Greek alphabet, and weren’t we just figuring out Delta, the fourth letter, like 10 minutes ago?

Since Omicron sounded a little too much like a Transformer or a comic book villain, the internet quickly took to finding something else to call the variant.

Enter Black Twitter,  undefeated for bringing their sense of humor and some levity to tons of serious situations.

Within hours, their pick for the virus’s new name was trending on Twitter: “The Omarion Variant.”
Omicron and Omarion do share a suspicious amount of letters, and Omarion rolls off the tongue so much easier than the real thing. With that, the new variant was unofficially renamed after the R&B singer.

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