A lot can be confusing during a pandemic, including the virus names and the language we use to talk about the disease itself.
Many media reports and people have used “coronavirus” and “Covid-19″ interchangeably. But one is actually a subset of the other.
Here’s what you should know about the difference between coronavirus and Covid-19, and some other useful information:
‘Coronavirus’ actually refers to a handful of diseases
The concept of coronavirus isn’t new. The term refers to a group of viruses that are known to cause respiratory issues. So even though many are referring to the illness circling around right now as “coronavirus,” that’s not actually the name of the disease. (
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