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2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): In the News

Keywords & Terms

Before this disease was officially named, it had been referred to by several names. 

Scholarly sources, use these terms:

  • COVID-19 
  • SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes the Novel Coronavirus disease)
  • 2019-N-COV (scientific abbreviation for 2019 Novel Coronavirus)

News sources, use these terms:

  • Novel coronavirus
  • Wuhan coronavirus
  • COVID-19

Library Databases to Find Coronavirus News

Satellite Images of China

NASA and European Space Agency (ESA) pollution monitoring satellites have detected significant decreases in nitrogen dioxide (NO2) over China. There is evidence that the change is at least partly related to the economic slowdown following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Trusted News Sources

There is a big opportunity for misinformation to spread both intentionally and unintentionally whenever there is a rapidly developing news story, especially one that might be causing some fear and panic.  While it's always important to think about the quality of your sources, it becomes especially important in these situations.