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Old 02-11-2020, 07:04 PM
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The World Health Organization says the official name for the disease caused by the new coronavirus is Covid-19.

"We now have a name for the disease and it's Covid-19," WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters in Geneva.

It comes after the death toll from the virus passed 1,000. Tens of thousands of people have been infected.

Dr Ghebreyesus called on the world to fight the new virus as aggressively as possible.

The word coronavirus refers to the group of viruses it belongs to, rather than the latest strain.

The virus itself has been designated SARS-CoV-2 by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses.

Researchers have been calling for an official name to avoid confusion and stigmatisation of any group or country.
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Old 02-11-2020, 08:44 PM
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I am sure the people at Covid would like to have a word with Dr Ghebreyesus.
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The brewers of Corona beer anticipated that. The new name is Ebola Beer.
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Old 02-13-2020, 11:25 AM
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Tedros said that "CO" stands for "corona", "VI" for "virus" and "D" for "disease", while "19" was for the year, as the outbreak was first identified on December 31.
It took them weeks to come up with that? They paid their PR firm too much.
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