I cringe every time I hear the term Covid-19.
For a start, why do they always have to tack on the -19? How many fucking pandemics are there at the moment? Half the population are even calling it Covert-19 which is understandable I suppose. And Pandemic is another one [Endemic would be preferable if you really have to talk about it at all].
Then there are those that talk about the Coronavirus, or even worse, the Corona-19-Coronavirus.
There is only one virus in the news these days, so for God’s sake let’s all combine and give it a proper name, in the same way they now have to name storms.
I would suggest something fluffy like [for example] Fluff. People wouldn’t panic so much if they discovered they had contracted Fluff? I can just hear the nightly bulletin announcing sombrely that another 430 cases of Fluff have been discovered. It’s not a name to strike terror into the hearts of the easily scared?
Or even better, why not give it a name that we can have a bit of fun with?
Just imagine the White House announcing that The President has been confirmed positive with Galloping Knob Rot?
I could live with that.