Word for Word #32 Defining COVID-19

Jun 04, 2020

In this new episode of a special "in iso" edition of the podcast, Senior Editor Vic Morgan shares some of the different names we use for the virusfrom COVID-19 to the Rona. Plus, she clears up the confusion between the meaning of epidemic and pandemic.

Join us as we explore our language: the ways we use it, the ways we abuse it, and the ways we ultimately change it. 



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COVID-19 or the coronavirus?

From 'the Rona' to 'iso', 'covidiot' and 'Boomer Remover' : The words we NEVER knew which we'll have forever - and they are all from coronavirus (Daily Mail)



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