Why call it the coronavirus?

Asked By: Kaylie Bins
Date created: Thu, Jan 21, 2021 10:36 AM
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SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is part of a group of viruses known as coronaviruses. Hundreds of coronaviruses exist in animals, but only seven of these coronaviruses are known to...
Answered By: Celia Heathcote
Date created: Sun, Jan 24, 2021 6:53 PM
Coronavirus refers to a large family of viruses that includes SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. For this reason, some people call the virus coronavirus.
Answered By: Clifton Koelpin
Date created: Wed, Jan 27, 2021 12:26 AM
But as the situation got more serious (and news coverage blew up), we started hearing experts calling it the “novel coronavirus,” and then COVID-19. Why did the name seem to change? Well, it’s...
Answered By: Therese Sawayn
Date created: Wed, Jan 27, 2021 3:32 PM
ICTV announced “severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)” as the name of the new virus on 11 February 2020. This name was chosen because the virus is genetically related to the coronavirus responsible for the SARS outbreak of 2003. While related, the two viruses are different.
Answered By: Freddie Sporer
Date created: Thu, Jan 28, 2021 1:35 AM
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced in February 2019 an official name for the disease causing the current pandemic. The word coronavirus refers to a family of viruses that cause...
Answered By: Dock Reinger
Date created: Thu, Jan 28, 2021 9:58 PM
It is named the coronavirus because of its appearance. The virus has a spike of crowns or a corona. Source: Cynthia Goldsmith/Azaibi Tamin Covid-19 is the name given to the disease this coronavirus...
Answered By: Christina Bruen
Date created: Sun, Jan 31, 2021 2:00 AM
"Corona" means crown in Spanish, and coronavirus is a category of viruses so named because of its appearance -- it's covered with crown-like spikes, according to the Atlanta-based Centers for...
Answered By: Jaden Renner
Date created: Sun, Jan 31, 2021 11:31 AM
Coronavirus has a series of crown-like spikes on its surface, which is the reason for the name. Other well-known coronaviruses include severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East...
Answered By: Nikko Schmitt
Date created: Tue, Feb 2, 2021 5:45 PM
The virus is thought to have originated in the city of Wuhan in China, which led to it being frequently named the “Wuhan coronavirus,” or “Chinese coronavirus,” but neither of these were official...
Answered By: Damon Reinger
Date created: Fri, Feb 5, 2021 5:29 PM
In the end, though, the anti-Asian hatreds spread by the coronavirus are not solely the product of politics, but of the deep fears that have always accompanied the outbreak of lethal pathogens.
Answered By: Hilbert Langosh
Date created: Sun, Feb 7, 2021 12:41 PM
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