Disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 is officially called COVID-19

Last Updated on February 12, 2020 by Sagar Aryal

Disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 is officially called COVID-19

Disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 is now officially called COVID-19

COVID-19

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the disease caused by Novel Coronavirus, 2019-nCoV (SARS-CoV-2) is now officially called COVID-19.

CO means Corona.

VI means Virus.

D means Disease.

19 means the year that it was first discovered.

“We had to find a name that did not refer to a geographical location, an animal, an individual or group of people, and which is also pronounceable and related to the disease,” the WHO chief said. “It also gives us a standard format to use for any future coronavirus outbreak.”

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of WHO, announced this on Tuesday at a news conference at the agency’s headquarters in Geneva.

SARS-CoV-2

The Coronavirus Study Group (CSG) of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses, which is responsible for developing the official classification of viruses and taxa naming (taxonomy) of the Coronaviridae family, assessed the novelty of the human pathogen tentatively named 2019-nCoV. Based on phylogeny, taxonomy and established practice, the CSG formally recognizes this virus as a sister to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronaviruses (SARS-CoVs) of the species Severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus and designates it as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). (Source: DOI: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.02.07.937862)

As of Feb 11, 2020, COVID-19 cases are as follows:

COVID-19 Confirmed Cases: 43,148

Serious or Critical Cases: 7,345

Deaths: 1,018

Recovered: 4,372

Countries Affected: 28

Know more about SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 from https://thebiologynotes.com/the-novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-an-overview/

Disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 is officially called COVID-19

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  1. I want to point out the obvious, that 19 was the year it was DISCOVERED, not necessarily the first year it existed. It is possible COVID-19 has been here for decades and every human has already been exposed to it. How many times have you been sent home without antibiotics with the generic explanation that your strep test, flu test, or whatever test came back negative, and that you simply have “a virus” which just needs to run its course? How do we know that the COVID-19 Virus is actually spreading? It could very well be just an expansion of our AWARENESS. We literally had to create/invent a test for it. How do we know it was not there the whole time running parallel with other diseases and viruses we DID have tests for? If someone died of respiratory complications and they tested positive for flu, then we would say they died from flu, but we never had the wherewithal to test them for COVID-19. And if anyone takes an honest look at the deaths from it, they would see that those individuals would have also likely died from the flu, pneumonia, bronchitis, rhinovirus, strep, or even the common cold. And please explain to me how the healthcare system is in danger of being overwhelmed if the prevailing advised treatment method mimics that for flu. To stay home, limit contact with others, hydrate, and take OTC meds to treat symptoms which includes Zithromax and Theraflu. Why? Because these OTC medications are for treating symptoms of severe acute respiratory syndromes. But we needed a test run for a global power grab, and the test is proving successful while we’re lulled to sleep by Netflix, Amazon, Social Media, and a sensationalization of COVID-19. Meanwhile, we are willingly surrendering our freedoms in the name of safety and security. It is absolutely shameful America.

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