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All the Coronavirus Terminology You Need to Know

A simple glossary of complicated and previously obscure words related to the pandemic

Robert Roy Britt
Elemental
Published in
18 min readMay 1, 2020

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The global pandemic of 2020 has spawned an outbreak of complex and unfamiliar words, including two that are brand new: SARS-CoV-2, the shorthand name given to a new coronavirus that hopped from animals to humans in December 2019; and…

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Robert Roy Britt
Elemental

Editor of Aha! and Wise & Well on Medium + the Writer's Guide at writersguide.substack.com. Author of Make Sleep Your Superpower: amazon.com/dp/B0BJBYFQCB