REPORT: World Health Organization gives official name to new coronavirus

FEBRUARY 11, 2020

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The flu-like coronavirus that has sickened more than 43,100 people in over two dozen countries now has a name: Covid-19.

The CO stands for corona, the VI for virus and the D for disease, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of WHO, announced Tuesday at a news conference at the agency’s headquarters in Geneva.

The article goes on to state the following:

“Having a name matters to prevent the use of other names that can be inaccurate or stigmatizing,” Tedros told reporters. “It also gives us a standard format to use for any future coronavirus outbreak.”

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