Technology content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
8,585 Reviews & Articles | 67,037 News Posts

Coronavirus more powerful than terrorism, now 'public enemy number 1'

The World Health Organization has changed the name of the coronavirus and deemed it 'public enemy number one'

By Jak Connor on Feb 13, 2020 05:11 am CST - 2 mins, 9 secs reading time

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued out a new statement that has officially changed the name of the coronavirus and warned that it's now "public enemy number one".

who-warns-coronavirus-is-enemy-number-1_01

WHO Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, spoke to reporters in Geneva and said that the coronavirus has been given a "pronounceable" name that's "related to the disease". The new name for the coronavirus is now COVID-19, and here's how that name was conceived. The "CO" is for coronavirus, the "VI" is for virus, the "D" is because it's a disease and "19" is for the year it was discovered - 2019.

According to Tedros, "Having a name matters to prevent the use of other names that can be inaccurate or stigmatizing. It also gives us a standard format to use for any future coronavirus outbreaks." The WHO has also said that a vaccine for COVID-19 could be around 18 months away and until then the virus is worse than terrorism. "To be honest, a virus is more powerful in creating political, economic and social upheaval than any terrorist attack", said Tedros.

Tedros also stated COVID-19 should be considered as "public enemy number one". Here's the full statement, "A virus can have more powerful consequences than any terrorist action. If the world doesn't want to wake up and consider this enemy virus as public enemy number one, I don't think we will learn from our lessons."

Buy at Amazon

Wuhan Coronavirus: A Concise & Rational Guide to the 2020 Outbreak

TodayYesterday7 days ago30 days ago
Buy at Amazon
$3.99--
* Prices last scanned on 2/18/2020 at 6:57 pm CST - prices may not be accurate, click for latest
Jak Connor

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Jak Connor

Jaks love for technology and more specifically PC gaming began at 10 years old, it was the day his dad showed him how to play Age of Empires on a old Compaq PC. Ever since that day, Jak fell in love with games and the progression of the technology industry in all its forms. Instead of the typical FPS PC gamer, Jak enjoys the likes of a solid MMO, RPG, or a single-player linear story. More importantly, though, he holds a very special spot in his heart for RTS games.

Related Tags