Fact Check: Is there a new COVID variant called ID-10T?

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Has European Centre for Disease Control confirmed a new COVID variant called ID-10T?
No, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) or any other organization has not confirmed a new COVID variant called ID-10T. In fact, it is a common term in IT and customer service to refer to a user error. It is not a valid scientific name for a virus or any other pathogen.

Last Updated on September 22, 2023 by Neelam Singh

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A social media post claims that there is a new COVID variant called ID-10T. We fact-checked and found the claim to be False

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The Claim

An Instagram post claims that there is a new COVID variant called ID-10T. The same post has been shared by another social media user on Instagram.

We have attached a screenshot of the post below:

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Fact Check

Is there a new COVID variant called ID-10T?

No. There is not a new COVID variant called ID-10T. It would be incorrect to say that new variants of COVID-19 are no longer being discovered. New variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 have indeed been found in recent months; however, none of them have been named as ID-10T.

A COVID variant named ID-10T is a hoax that has been circulating online for quite some time now. We could not find the earliest iteration of the hoax. The article was clearly meant to be a joke, but some people took it seriously and began sharing it on social media.

We further researched and found that ID-10T is a slang term for ‘idiot’ that is often used by technical support staff to refer to an error caused by the user, rather than an actual problem with the equipment. It is a play on words, as the letters and numbers resemble the phonetic alphabet: I = eye, D = dee, 10 = ten, and T = tango. The term is typically used in a humorous way, but it can also be used in a more dismissive or even offensive way. The European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC) publishes the most recent update on COVID-19 variants of concern. The list of names that have been officially approved for different COVID variants is available on the ECDC website.

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Has European Centre for Disease Control confirmed a new COVID variant called ID-10T?
No, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) or any other organization has not confirmed a new COVID variant called ID-10T. In fact, it is a common term in IT and customer service to refer to a user error. It is not a valid scientific name for a virus or any other pathogen.

Last Updated on September 22, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Has European Centre for Disease Control confirmed a new COVID variant called ID-10T?
No, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) or any other organization has not confirmed a new COVID variant called ID-10T. In fact, it is a common term in IT and customer service to refer to a user error. It is not a valid scientific name for a virus or any other pathogen.

Last Updated on September 22, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Has European Centre for Disease Control confirmed a new COVID variant called ID-10T?
No, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) or any other organization has not confirmed a new COVID variant called ID-10T. In fact, it is a common term in IT and customer service to refer to a user error. It is not a valid scientific name for a virus or any other pathogen.

Last Updated on September 22, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Has European Centre for Disease Control confirmed a new COVID variant called ID-10T?
No, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) or any other organization has not confirmed a new COVID variant called ID-10T. In fact, it is a common term in IT and customer service to refer to a user error. It is not a valid scientific name for a virus or any other pathogen.

Last Updated on September 22, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Has European Centre for Disease Control confirmed a new COVID variant called ID-10T?
No, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) or any other organization has not confirmed a new COVID variant called ID-10T. In fact, it is a common term in IT and customer service to refer to a user error. It is not a valid scientific name for a virus or any other pathogen.

Last Updated on September 22, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

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Has European Centre for Disease Control confirmed a new COVID variant called ID-10T?
No, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) or any other organization has not confirmed a new COVID variant called ID-10T. In fact, it is a common term in IT and customer service to refer to a user error. It is not a valid scientific name for a virus or any other pathogen.

Last Updated on September 22, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Has European Centre for Disease Control confirmed a new COVID variant called ID-10T?
No, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) or any other organization has not confirmed a new COVID variant called ID-10T. In fact, it is a common term in IT and customer service to refer to a user error. It is not a valid scientific name for a virus or any other pathogen.

Last Updated on September 22, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Has European Centre for Disease Control confirmed a new COVID variant called ID-10T?
No, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) or any other organization has not confirmed a new COVID variant called ID-10T. In fact, it is a common term in IT and customer service to refer to a user error. It is not a valid scientific name for a virus or any other pathogen.

Last Updated on September 22, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Has European Centre for Disease Control confirmed a new COVID variant called ID-10T?
No, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) or any other organization has not confirmed a new COVID variant called ID-10T. In fact, it is a common term in IT and customer service to refer to a user error. It is not a valid scientific name for a virus or any other pathogen.

Last Updated on September 22, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Has European Centre for Disease Control confirmed a new COVID variant called ID-10T?
No, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) or any other organization has not confirmed a new COVID variant called ID-10T. In fact, it is a common term in IT and customer service to refer to a user error. It is not a valid scientific name for a virus or any other pathogen.

Last Updated on September 22, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

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