ACRONYMS during Coronavirus novel

25 April 2020

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ACRONYMS during Coronavirus novel |  Instead of clarifying, acronyms can be confusing and change according to context and country. This chart is intended as a mini-guide on the main acronyms used during Coronavirus in the Philippines

 

ACRONYMS during Coronavirus novel

ACRONYMS during Coronavirus novel

ACRONYMS during Coronavirus novel

 

  • COVID-19: The disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
  • SARS-CoV-2: The virus causing COVID-19.
  • PPE: Protective gear against the virus.
  • WHO: International health organization for pandemic guidelines.
  • CDC: U.S. public health institute with COVID-19 guidance.
  • N95: A protective mask type.
  • PCR: A method for detecting the virus.
  • R0 (Basic Reproduction Number): Indicates how contagious an infectious disease is.
  • MERS-CoV (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus): Another coronavirus that humans can contract, related to prior outbreaks.
  • ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome): A severe lung condition that can be caused by COVID-19.
  • ICU (Intensive Care Unit): Hospital department for patients requiring critical care.
  • PUI (Person Under Investigation): Individuals suspected of having COVID-19 awaiting test results.
  • EUA (Emergency Use Authorization): Allows the use of unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products during public health emergencies.
  • FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency): Involved in the response to the pandemic within the United States.
  • SSA (Social Security Administration): Agency that provided guidelines on social security benefits and services during the pandemic.
  • HHS (Health and Human Services): The U.S. government’s principal agency for protecting the health of Americans and providing essential services.
  • FDA (Food and Drug Administration): Agency that regulates food, drugs, and medical devices; played a role in approving tests and treatments for COVID-19.
  • OVID (Operational Vaccine Development): A term used within the context of developing vaccines against COVID-19.
  • MASK UP: A slogan encouraging the wearing of masks to prevent virus spread.
  • SOCIAL DISTANCING: Keeping space between yourself and other people outside of your home to reduce the spread of illness.
  • QUARANTINE: Separating and restricting the movement of people exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick.
  • ISOLATION: Separating sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick.

 

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