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Coronavirus or COVID-19 Facts You Should Know: For Students and Parents

Coronavirus or COVID-19 Facts You Should Know: For Students and Parents

A virus is typically named for its genetic structure because it is shorthand for the people who work to quickly develop diagnostic tests and subsequent vaccines to prevent, mitigate—tamp down the spread and transmissibility—of a disease. This particular virus, COVID-19, was originally named a “severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2” (SARS-CoV-2), but while related to the original SARS, these two RNA viruses are different; and the first name was thought to cause panic and fear in people, mainly Asians, who were terribly affected in the SARS outbreak of 2003.