How to jumpstart a "global pandemic": start with a scary name
SARS-CoV-2 and the mysterious origins of the "pandemic."
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SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus behind covid hysteria (COVID-19), was branded in a very peculiar fashion.
SARS stands for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. To scientists and doctors, this signals a virus that carries a significant burden of severe disease and death. Yet the most obvious conflict in the terminology is the reality that the vast majority of people don’t develop Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome from covid. As the last three years have shown, covid-19 amounted to something between the common cold and a rebranded flu.
So what exactly happened that resulted in a threatening SARS(!) designation?
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