Some social media users have taken to Twitter to celebrate the announcement of the new Covid-19 variant.
Health Secretary Sajid Javid announced earlier this week that a number of countries including South Africa, Bostwana and Zimbabwe could be placed on a Red Travel list after cases of a new super-mutant Covid Variants were discovered, with WHO calling it the Omicron variation.
Today, Javid confirmed the two first confirmed cases in Britain of this variant. The Prime Minister will deliver a speech to the nation about the new variant later today.
However, despite the initial panic caused by the discovery of the new variant, which is feared could render vaccines at least 40 per cent less effective at preventing transmission compared to Delta, some people have tried to joke about the situation.
Many people took to Twitter to mock the change, posting jokes and memes to their timelines.
Someone joked the variant sounds like Star Trek episodes, but others quickly noticed the similarities between Covid’s latest variant and the fictional world in Futurama.
Social media has seen many people take to Twitter to discuss the recent discovery of a Covid variant. Many have noticed the similarities in the names of these variants and alien races from Futurama.