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15 hours ago, Old said:

Similar, but not the same.

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/technical-guidance/naming-the-coronavirus-disease-(covid-2019)-and-the-virus-that-causes-it

"ICTV announced “severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)” as the name of the new virus on 11 February 2020.  This name was chosen because the virus is genetically related to the coronavirus responsible for the SARS outbreak of 2003.  While related, the two viruses are different.   

WHO announced “COVID-19” as the name of this new disease on 11 February 2020, following guidelines previously developed with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)."

SARS-Cov-2 is the name of the VIRUS ( aka the novel coronavirus , the Wuhan virus, the China Virus, ) COVID-19 is the name of the disease ( aka the COVID, the Wuhan Flu, the King flu the Boomer remover ) .  Kinda like HIV is the name of the Virus and AIDS is the name of the disease. 

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3 hours ago, BenJepthah said:

They are one and the same.

Just as Brother David stated COVID-19 is also known as SARS-CoV-2.

2002 China SARS-CoV-1 and 2019 China SARS CoV-2 a/k/a COVID-19 (just like Middle East MERS) all originated from a horseshoe bat genome but each virus includes pathogens from a different (or crossed) species.  In other words - in MERS bat bit the camel - in SARS-CoV-1 bat bit the masked civet - and in SARS-CoV-2 bat bit the snake or Pangolin and some how jumped from animals to humans, according to scientists.  In the case of SARS CoV-2 (or COVID-19) humans ate an infected snake (a delicacy in Whuhan) or in the case of MERS direct contact with camels.  All these are known Coronaviruses, among four others.    

It's very difficult to put any faith at all into any Media reports these days when they all report the deaths of Coronavirus(es).  There are seven strains of Coronaviruses which had been killing folks way before the novel 2019 COVID-19 was even discovered.  Seems CDC is lumping all type Coronaviruses together and not specifying which deaths were specifically attributed to the novel COVID-19 virus.   

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1 hour ago, Mei said:

Shawn - Are all these scientists calling it the different names?   Or, is it that you have a problem with my response to Brother David? 

Uhmmm...those are not scientists.  They are actors in the old TV Series "The Office".

It is meant to be a humorous post. :D 

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After months of denial the reality has finally hit

 

A surge of coronavirus cases has pushed Moscow’s health care system to its limit, authorities said. The deputy mayor responsible for health said that the number of people hospitalized in the city had more than doubled over the past week, to 6,500.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/10/world/europe/coronavirus-russia-moscow-putin.html?smtyp=cur&smid=fb-nytimes

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1 hour ago, Vasilis said:

 

1 hour long Documentary. Very good production value.

From Wikipedia;

 

The Epoch Times is a multi-language newspaper founded in 2000 by John Tang and a group of Chinese Americans associated with the Falun Gong spiritual movement. Though the newspaper is known for general interest topics with a focus on news about China and its human rights issues, it has become known for its support of U.S. President Donald Trump and favorable coverage of far-right politicians in Europe; a 2019 report showed it to be the second-largest funder of pro-Trump Facebook advertising after the Trump campaign. The newspaper is part of the Epoch Media Group, which also operates New Tang Dynasty Television. The group's news sites and YouTube channels have spread conspiracy theories such as QAnon and anti-vaccination propaganda.

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6 minutes ago, Bro Richard said:

From Wikipedia;

 

The Epoch Times is a multi-language newspaper founded in 2000 by John Tang and a group of Chinese Americans associated with the Falun Gong spiritual movement. Though the newspaper is known for general interest topics with a focus on news about China and its human rights issues, it has become known for its support of U.S. President Donald Trump and favorable coverage of far-right politicians in Europe; a 2019 report showed it to be the second-largest funder of pro-Trump Facebook advertising after the Trump campaign. The newspaper is part of the Epoch Media Group, which also operates New Tang Dynasty Television. The group's news sites and YouTube channels have spread conspiracy theories such as QAnon and anti-vaccination propaganda.

I figured that they are right wing. But I didn't know they spread antivaccine messages as well. 

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Just now, Vasilis said:

I figured that they are right wing. But I didn't know they spread antivaccine messages as well. 

I appreciate that the brothers haven't said anything on jw.org about the validity of the virus. The brothers have told us two things that we should keep in mind. Dont believe everything you hear and do what the secular authorities in your area tell you to do.

 

So it doesn't matter what the media says, it doesn't matter what the actual source of the virus was, it doesn't matter what the actual death count is. We are being told to currently follow the directions of the local authorities and focus on spiritual things.

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2 hours ago, Mei said:

Just as Brother David stated COVID-19 is also known as SARS-CoV-2.

Sorry, this is incorrect. Just wanting to clear this up again.  
 

Covid-19 is the disease. The actual word had a “d” for disease, if that helps to remember. 
 

SARS-Cov2 is the name of the virus. Full name explains that is a Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome -Corona Virus -2. The novel or new coronavirus different to any virus before, hence novel. 

 

6 hours ago, BenJepthah said:

SARS-Cov-2 is the name of the VIRUS ( aka the novel coronavirus , the Wuhan virus, the China Virus, ) COVID-19 is the name of the disease ( aka the COVID, the Wuhan Flu, the King flu the Boomer remover ) .  Kinda like HIV is the name of the Virus and AIDS is the name of the disease.

@BenJepthah who works in the medical field has explained it well. 

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20 minutes ago, hatcheckgirl said:

Sorry, this is incorrect. Just wanting to clear this up again.  
 

Covid-19 is the disease. The actual word had a “d” for disease, if that helps to remember. 
 

SARS-Cov2 is the name of the virus. Full name explains that is a Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome -Corona Virus -2. The novel or new coronavirus different to any virus before, hence novel. 

 

@BenJepthah who works in the medical field has explained it well. 

Hello Lucy.  Looks as though we seem to be saying the same thing.  The disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 is called COVID-19", according to LiveScience Magazine.  "COVID is short for coronavirus disease" and 19 is the year it was discovered.  I'm not here to argue with anyone.  I simply made an innocent comment in an attempt to be part of this discussion.   Many of us here also have family members in the medical profession.  

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For both areas of Michigan the total is:

 

Cases – 22,783 

 

Deaths – 1,281

 

There are 46 reported cases in the Upper Peninsula: 21 in Marquette County, 9 in Delta County, 4 in Mackinac County, 4 in Gogebic County, 3 in Dickinson County, and one each in Schoolcraft, Menominee, Houghton, Chippewa, and Luce Counties.

 

With 6 deaths. 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Mei said:

Shawn - Are all these scientists calling it the different names?   Or, is it that you have a problem with my response to Brother David? 

No, I don't have a problem with your response.  I simply thought it was a good opportunity to introduce the meme I shared.  Your comment was fine.

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1 hour ago, hatcheckgirl said:

Covid-19 is the disease. The actual word had a “d” for disease, if that helps to remember. 
 

SARS-Cov2 is the name of the virus. Full name explains that is a Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome -Corona Virus -2. The novel or new coronavirus different to any virus before, hence novel. 

So, like the difference between HIV and AIDS?

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3 hours ago, My little flower said:

After months of denial the reality has finally hit

 

A surge of coronavirus cases has pushed Moscow’s health care system to its limit, authorities said. The deputy mayor responsible for health said that the number of people hospitalized in the city had more than doubled over the past week, to 6,500.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/10/world/europe/coronavirus-russia-moscow-putin.html?smtyp=cur&smid=fb-nytimes

I was given a clue about this 

2weeks ago. Now it is hitting their fan. What scares me that Russia is the largest country in the world.

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5 hours ago, Mei said:

Shawn - Are all these scientists calling it the different names?   Or, is it that you have a problem with my response to Brother David? 

Shawn is just adding to all the crazy names people have invented to describe SARS-COV-2. I’m sure even more will be invented as we cope emotionally with this plague.

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43 minutes ago, BenJepthah said:

Shawn is just adding to all the crazy names people have invented to describe SARS-COV-2. I’m sure even more will be invented as we cope emotionally with this plague.

Boy!  You are right about that.  I just read where someone just called it the Chinese Collusion.  Ha!

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7 hours ago, Mei said:

Hello Lucy.  Looks as though we seem to be saying the same thing.  The disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 is called COVID-19", according to LiveScience Magazine.  "COVID is short for coronavirus disease" and 19 is the year it was discovered.  I'm not here to argue with anyone.  I simply made an innocent comment in an attempt to be part of this discussion.   Many of us here also have family members in the medical profession.  

Hey Mei, please don't think I'm trying to argue with your comment.  I only wanted to clarify the virus vs the disease caused by the virus. 

 

You did also say: 

11 hours ago, Mei said:

Just as Brother David stated COVID-19 is also known as SARS-CoV-2.

 

There is a difference, but we all know what we are referring to when we say coronavirus, covid-19 etc.  I personally do not have any family members in the medical profession, but I do work frontline in an essential government department.  So, semantics to us, but regarding them being interchangeable, no.

 

From Health.gov.au factsheet:
"This new coronavirus originated in Hubei Province, China and the disease caused by the virus is named COVID-19."

https://www.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2020/04/coronavirus-covid-19-frequently-asked-questions_0.pdf

 

 

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14 hours ago, hatcheckgirl said:

Hey Mei, please don't think I'm trying to argue with your comment.  I only wanted to clarify the virus vs the disease caused by the virus. 

 

You did also say: 

 

There is a difference, but we all know what we are referring to when we say coronavirus, covid-19 etc.  I personally do not have any family members in the medical profession, but I do work frontline in an essential government department.  So, semantics to us, but regarding them being interchangeable, no.

 

From Health.gov.au factsheet:
"This new coronavirus originated in Hubei Province, China and the disease caused by the virus is named COVID-19."

https://www.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2020/04/coronavirus-covid-19-frequently-asked-questions_0.pdf

 

 

Thank you for your reply, Lucy. 

Perhaps you are correct and simple semantics being interjected.

I also think it’s important that coronavirus is a genetic term that includes a family of viruses CDC.


So basically, SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that can cause COVID-19 disease.  In the case of HIV and AIDS, HIV is the virus that causes AIDS and Rubeola is the virus that causes Measles disease.  People often know the name of the disease and not the virus.  In the case of COVID-19 folks tend to call it by the name of the virus.

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