Covid-19 is a member of the family of Viruses called Corona Viruses (crown for the virus’ protruding spikes).
Included in this family is SARS (South Asian Respiratory Syndrome) , and MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome). NEITHER OF WHICH WE WILL BE DISCUSSING HERE.
Our present version of the virus has been being called Novel Corona Virus, Covid-19, or by lots of people just Corona Virus. Though I like CHRS Chinese Respiratory Syndrome as that’s where the outbreak began.