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How to talk to children about the coronavirus

March 23, 2020

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Kathleen
March 10, 2020

Why is it called Coronavirus? I googled it when my son asked, but only got a description of the naming COVID19

Jacqueline Sperling, Ph.D.
March 11, 2020

Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that were named because of the crown-like structure of the virus. The coronaviruses in humans can cause respiratory illnesses, and the illness in the news currently is Coronavirus Disease 2019 or COVID-19 (please see this reference for more information: https://medlineplus.gov/coronavirusinfections.html).

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