Author Topic: Coronavirus Science (facts donít care about your feelings)  (Read 1874 times)

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Offline waldo

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... of the Wuhan coronavirus.

given you were corrected previously... and you acknowledged said correction, this repeat is nothing more than a ShadyTroll! Be better member Shady; be better - recognize the official names as: virus => SARS-CoV-2 // disease => COVID-19

Referring to it as the Wuhan virus isnít incorrect.

factualWaldo protip: 2015 - WHO established best practices for naming of new human infectious diseases

WHO, in consultation and collaboration with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), has identified best practices for the naming of new human diseases, with the aim to minimize unnecessary negative impact of disease names on trade, travel, tourism or animal welfare, and avoid causing offence to any cultural, social, national, regional, professional or ethnic groups.

per the official WHO announcement - naming the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the virus that causes it

Official names for the virus responsible for COVID-19 (previously known as ď2019 novel coronavirusĒ) and the disease it causes.

Disease: coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Virus: severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)