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The virus that causes COVID-19. It is an example of a coronavirus.

It is named SARS-CoV-2 because of its similarity to the earlier virus SARS-CoV, responsible for the SARS disease.

This virus was formerly known as 2019-nCoV, meaning "2019 novel coronavirus", before being assigned the present name by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses.

This virus is a positive-sense single-stranded RNA virus.
Johnathan: Hey bro, what's your favorite virus?
Chuck: SARS-CoV-2 bro, it's the coolest virus around.
Johnathan: That's lame bro, I prefer the OG.
by cool bear April 30, 2020
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The unnecessarily confusing, obnoxious, and irritating name—also known as SARS2—made up by some genius for the virus caused by COVID-19 because apparently someone ran out of names.
Scientist 1: “This virus is getting out of hand! And we don’t have a proper name! God help us!”
Scientist 2: “How about SARS2?”
Scientist 1: “Excellent idea! Now let’s just add CoV so it doesn’t sound like a movie sequel.”

Scientist 2: “SARS-CoV-2 it is then.”
Scientist 1: “INGENIOUS! NOMINATE THIS MAN FOR THE GOD POSITION!”
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by ACTethx March 31, 2020
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Sars-Cov-2 is a word used to describe Covid-19, the seventh coronavirus. SARS found a way to become better into, SARS the Second and then everyone realised that and used that for Covid. Coronavirus was named a Crown Virus so people might falsely assume that it is asserting supreme dominance, but it is not.
Person 1: How bad was Sars-CoV?
Person 2: Not bad
Person 1: And how bad was Sars-CoV-2?
Person 2: A lot :(
by Ypro2356 April 14, 2021
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