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With so many people having caught it, why is the coronavirus continually referred to as "novel?"

Posted - May 22

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  • 20589
    It is the newst of the cornaviruses.  
      May 22, 2020 7:28 PM MDT
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  • 2154
    It means new. I suspect they'll stop calling it novel when there's a proven vaccine. 
      May 22, 2020 8:05 PM MDT
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  • 12961
    In science a brand new bug is always called novel.
      May 22, 2020 8:17 PM MDT
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  • 8444
    Novel: adjective. New, original,  recently come into existence. 

    A novel is a literary work of fiction,  eg when the bible was written it was a novel novel. 
      May 22, 2020 8:21 PM MDT
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  • 6950
    The media is trying to sound 'smart'. 
      May 23, 2020 7:20 AM MDT
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  • 5486
    The media didn’t invent the term. 
      May 23, 2020 7:30 AM MDT
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  • 31504

     Who claimed that the media did or did not “invent” the word?  Stating that the media used or uses a word is a far cry from claiming that the media invented it. 

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      May 23, 2020 4:16 PM MDT
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  • 5486
    So?
      May 23, 2020 4:18 PM MDT
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  • 31504

     

      So why or how is your quip even relevant to the conversation?
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      May 23, 2020 4:24 PM MDT
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  • 6758


    Adjective---
    novel, means having recently come into existence or use.


    If something is recent, it happened in the immediate past or not long ago. You are a recent fan of yoga if you just started liking it in the past week or two. If you talk about something that happened in recent months or years, it means the last one to three months or years.
      May 23, 2020 6:05 PM MDT
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