Will there be a COVID-20?

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  • Edna
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
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    There could very well be a COVID-20 next year.

     The true medical name for the illness is Coronavirus Disease. "COVID-19" is just a kind of "shorthand" that doctors and scientists have been using when they refer to the current strain of the illness. CO means Corona; VI means Virus; D means Disease; 19 means the year (2019) in which the current strain of the virus first emerged. 

    Depending upon what month in the coming winter next year's new strain emerges, it could well be referred to as COVID-20. Same illness and different strain; but different year. 

  • D1218
    Lv 6
    3 months ago

    Hopefully not. Well it came in 2019 so shouldn't.

  • 3 months ago

    It's an acronym. Corona virus disease 2019. COVID-19.

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Yes, coming to theatres December 11th. It will not be devastating and wiping us all out though until March of 2021 just as COVID-19 was in 2019 but did not wipe out much of humanity until late winter of 2020. 

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  • 3 months ago

    Yes.  Just as soon as they need it. 

  • kelvin
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    i seriously hope not

  • 3 months ago

    Of course ! They invent a new one each year last year they called it sars

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Yes, why not. but those that named it are pretty stupid There are other variation already identified mutation. Some are saying Chinese version and American version depending on its severity and mortality rate.

  • 3 months ago

    The 19 that is part of the name defines the year, 20198, when that virus emerged.

    As yet, there is no new virus that emerged in 2020, so there is no covid type with a 20 suffix.

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