COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2, which is right?

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There seems to be some confusion with the term used to name the 2019-20 coronavirus.


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Is it COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2?

The Virus is called SARS-CoV-2 (often confused with the SARS Coronavirus in 2002, SARS-CoV-1)
The Disease is called COVID-19 (quick and easy to say, and everyone knows what it is)

Some people say “The COVID-19 disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus” (This is long winded and unnecessary)
SARS-CoV-2 is also long winded and unnecessary.

The important one is the disease, “COVID-19”. It is possible that people might have the virus, but no disease. Those in hospital will normally have the disease “COVID-19”.

SARS-CoV-1 is the 2002 virus, called SARS by almost everyone.
SARS-CoV-2 is the 2019 virus, called COVID-19 by almost everyone.


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They are both a SARS virus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)


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