See also: Covid and covid


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Blend of Coronavirus +‎ disease. From "Co" of Latin corona, "Vi" of Virus, "D" of English disease. Coined by the UN WHO in February 2020.[1][2]



  1. (pathology) A coronavirus disease.
  2. (abbreviation) The coronavirus disease COVID-19.

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The term was created by the World Health Organization to standardize terminology for coronavirus outbreaks.

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COVID (uncountable)

  1. Clipping of COVID-19.
    • 2020 January 28, [Pennsylvania] Department of Health, “COVID-19 in Pennsylvania”, in[1]:
      COVID is tough, but Pennsylvanians are tougher. Together we can make a difference, slow the spread of the virus, and save lives.
    • 2020 May 28, “COVID is no joke, it gets worse with smoke”, in Pan American Health Organization[2]:
      Every year on 31 May we celebrate World No Tobacco Day to draw global attention to the tobacco epidemic and the preventable death and disease it causes. This year, the national theme is COVID is no joke, it gets worse with smoke.
    • 2021 January 13, Youyou Zhou and Gary Stix, “COVID Is on Track to Become the U.S.’s Leading Cause of Death—Yet Again”, in Scientific American[3]:
      (see title)