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


How did it get it its name? Covi -is short for COrona VIrus (a general classification). D-19 relates to date and year it appeared. The viral outbreak was reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) in December 2019.


In 2017 the now-infamous Wuhan laboratory located in one of the most populous cities in China was cleared to work with the world's most dangerous pathogens.


January 18, 2020 the first case of the Wuhan Flu in the U.S. was confirmed by the CDC on in Snohomish County, just north of Seattle in the state of Washington. On January 30, 2020, the WHO (World Health Organization) declared the "Wuhan Flu" a global health emergency.


February 11th the WHO named the new coronavirus COVID-19, thus removing the association with China. Reporters and medical authorities marveled at the speedy assessment and naming of a new disease. It was most expeditious, almost as though WHO knew.


March 11, 2020, COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic, the first such designation since the H1N1 influenza pandemic in 2009.


April 12, 2023, the CDC reported the current total of COVID-19 deaths in the United States as 1,128,404.


Put in context, as of April 2023, the CDC lists deaths Heart disease: 695,547; Cancer: 605,213; COVID-19: 416,893; Accidents (unintentional injuries): 224,935; Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 162,890 EST 1998 Feb 20222304


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