World Health Organization: The Coronavirus is now Called COVID-19 (February 11, 2020)

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the coronavirus is now called COVID-19. The “Co” is for cornoavirus, the “Vi” for virus, and the “D” stands for disease. In naming the virus, the WHO avoided a name related to a geographic location, an animal, or a specific group of people. For more information, visit the WHO website by clicking here.