The International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses is charged with the naming of viruses, not the disease derived from them. To learn more about how the coronavirus was named SARS-Cov-2 read their article, “The species Severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus: classifying 2019-nCoV and naming it SARS-CoV-2” from the journal, Nature Microbiology.
Social media has also played a role in how the virus is labeled and variations for the disease and the virus can be viewed in the Coronavirus on Twitter section of this guide.
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Below are some Twitter accounts and hashtags to use when searching for Coronavirus information on Twitter. As always be wary of information that is not from a trusted source. Consider reviewing the latest information from the World Health Organization (@WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (@CDCgov, @CDCtravel).
Select the hashtag links below to see news threads on the topic.
Note: If you're accessing this guide on your smartphone device and you have the Twitter app downloaded, these links will send you into the Twitter app interface for instant browsing.
Please note: UNLV students, faculty and staff may be prompted to enter their ACE username and password when accessing the resources below off-campus. If you experience any issues with your ACE login, please contact the UNLV IT HelpDesk at 702-895-0777.
These resources will help if you have a clinical question related to COVID-19 during an interaction with a patient.
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You can find information appropriate for the public from the following websites and guides:
See the archived Vaccine Information page (English only) for easy-to-read information about the COVID-19 vaccines.
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Usted puedes encontrar mas información para el público desde estos sitios web y guías.