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WHO scientist who dubbed new variant 'Omicron' also huge Transformers fan

Washington, DC - According to reports, Carl Norman, the W.H.O. scientist who dubbed the newest variant "Omicron" is also a huge Transformers fan.

"Yeah, I'm a bit of a fan," said Norman. "I have quite a collection of figures back home in Geneva."

Sources say that Norman started with a list of 20 names, then narrowed it down to three before presenting them to his team. "Omicron" beat out "Viratron" and "Ronaclops" to be the new name.

"Carl brought some pretty cool names to the table," said a colleague. "Omicron just made sense since it's already part of the Greek alphabet."

Movie producer Michael Bay reportedly wants to include the name in his next film.

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