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COVID-19 stands for ‘Certification Of Vaccination IDentification’ by articificial intelligence.
False. COVID-19 stands for Corona Virus Disease 2019.
A Facebook post claims that COVID-19 stands for ‘Certificate Of Vaccination IDentification’ by artificial intelligence,as A and I are the 1st and 9th letters of the alphabet.
This is false. COVID-19 stands for Corona Virus Disease 2019.
As we have previously written, The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the name of the virus refers to the disease type and the year of origin. Tedros Adhnom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, said that “having a name matters to prevent the use of other names that can be inaccurate or stigmatising.”
Regarding the claim that COVID-19 was created by ‘artificial intelligence’, this is also false. As we have previously written, whilst the origin of COVID-19 has not been confirmed, the WHO states that “all available evidence suggests that SARS-CoV-2 has a natural animal origin and is not a constructed virus. SARS-CoV-2 virus most probably has its ecological reservoir in bats.”
WHO: Coronavirus press conference 11 February, 2020