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Fact Check: COVID means ‘Certificate Of Identification Of Vaccination With Artificial Intelligence’?

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Quick Take

A Twitter post has claimed that the full form of COVID is ‘Certificate Of Identification Of Vaccination With Artificial Intelligence’. This is a False claim.

The Claim

A post shared on Twitter claims that the full form of COVID is ‘Certificate Of Identification Of Vaccination With Artificial Intelligence’. A snapshot of the post is given below and the archived version of the same can be seen here.

The post is shared by a twitter profile that goes by the name Right To Truth Media and claims to unearth hidden truth.

Fact Check

Does COVID mean ‘Certificate Of Identification Of Vaccination With Artificial Intelligence’?

No. This is not the correct full form of COVID.

The “CO” in COVID stands corona, while “VI” is for virus and “D” for the disease. The number 19 is used to denote the year when the first outbreak of the disease happened (2019).

Who named the COVID-19 disease?

The official name of the Virus was decided as COVID-19 by World Health Organization (WHO) on February 11, 2020.

“We now have a name for the disease and it’s COVID-19,” World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters in Geneva while naming the virus.

Below is a snippet of the press conference held in Geneva on Februry 11, 2020 where WHO declared the name COVID-19.

How are viruses named?

The virus or diseases are named following set of guidelines created in 2015 between the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Organisation for Animal Health and the Food and Agriculture Organization.

As per the website of WHO, “Viruses are named based on their genetic structure to facilitate the development of diagnostic tests, vaccines and medicines. Virologists and the wider scientific community do this work, so viruses are named by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV). Diseases are named to enable discussion on disease prevention, spread, transmissibility, severity and treatment.”

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