To quickly review, the Coronavirus disease is much like the flu. Its scientific name is COVID-19. ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. The “-19” indicates that it was first detected in 2019. The common name often used for this disease, called “Coronavirus” is really medical slang as that’s just a common virus type. The virus that causes the disease has been named SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2). Now let’s dig into why is everyone so freaked out.