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Old 02-14-2020, 10:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Chronos View Post
That's why the full name is "Novel coronoavirus 2019". Presumably, the next one discovered will be "Novel coronavirus 2020", or maybe 2021 or 2022 or whatever. I don't know what they do when more than one is discovered in the same year-- Stick letters after the year, maybe?
Actually the "novel" was just a placeholder name, has been removed, and it is now Covid-19 as its official disease name and SARS-CoV-2 as the official name of the virus itself.