Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetSoftware · 5 months ago

Why do people call it Covid-19 instead of Covid-20?

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  • 4 months ago

    Because first outbreak was in China in October 2019. They were keeping it as a secret until December 31 st  

  • 5 months ago

    it started in 2019, no point changing the name for the same virus

  • 5 months ago

    It started in December, Thanks to China careless.

  • 5 months ago

    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.

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  • keerok
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    It's whole name is Coronavirus Disease 2019 shortened to COVID-19. Coronavirus is the cause of the disease while 2019 was when it was identified.

  • 5 months ago

    The "19" signifies the year "2019" when it was discovered. You better hope to God no covid-20 develops.

  • 5 months ago

    It's named after the year it was identified.

  • 5 months ago

    Once everyone agrees on an official name it sticks.  2019 was the discovery date.  It would lead to confusion if the name kept changing to keep up with the year.  If there was a new strain of coronavirus that appeared this year, it might be called covid-20, or if there was more than one, perhaps 20a, 20b, ... something unique.

  • Kenny
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    I think it is the 19th strain of the corona virus that has been identified .

  • cosmo
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Because it was discovered in 2019.

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