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SARS-CoV-2

The official name of the virus responsible for COVID-19, composed of the following elements:

“SARS” for severe acute respiratory syndrome, “Co” for corona, “V” for virus, and “2” to distinguish this virus from the virus that caused the SARS pandemic from 2002-2003 (SARS-CoV-1).

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Predictive medicine

Medicine that links medical knowledge with data to predict a patient’s potential health problems. Examples include artificial intelligence and genetics.