03. What is COVID-19?

COVID-19  stands for the following: CO-: Corona, VI-: Virus, D-: disease, -19: year.

The virus that causes COVID-19 was discovered in February 2020 and has been named SARS COV-2.

SARS COV-2 stands for the following:  Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, COV-2:

In 2002, there was a similar outbreak – the SARS outbreak – caused by the SARS COV-1 virus. It was contained and was on a smaller scale to Covid-19.

by Dr Sukhdev Singh, Sikh Doctors Association

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