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Which airline doesn’t refer to the delta variant by name?

Answer: You guessed it — Delta Air Lines.

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The World Health Organization had the best of intentions when it decided to name virus variants with letters of the Greek alphabet rather than by their country of origin. Companies that happen to use those letters in their names, however, are less than enthused about the practice.

In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian revealed his company doesn't like calling the new delta variant by that name. “We just call it the variant," he said. This isn’t the first time that this unintentional yet unfortunate name association has come up — back in June, someone jokingly tweeted that the variant should be renamed after one of Delta’s rivals, United Airlines.

Mexican beer brand Corona, however, probably still takes the cake when it comes to unfortunate associations with virus names.
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