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Coronavirus disease 2019, i.e. COVID-19, is a severe acute respiratory syndrome which was first identified in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China.


Covid-19 is short for COrona VIrus (a general classification) D-19 (specific part of the name, the “19” relates to the year it appeared).


The outbreak was reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) in December 2019. On January 30, 2020, the WHO declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global health emergency.


The CDC (Centers For Disease Control) confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in the U.S. on January 18, 2020 in the state of Washington.


By March 11, 2020, COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic, the first such designation since the H1N1 influenza pandemic in 2009. ~ EST 1998 Feb 2022


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