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Jan 19, 2021
Xenon All-American
If there is a new strain of cornavirus ... isn't that COVID-20 or COVID-21?
COVID-19 was named what it was because it was a new strain of cornavirus discovered in 2019 (dec of 2019 but still 2019).

It got a new name since was a bit different from previous strains of cornavirus.

So, if England and now maybe LA have found new strains that are different from the COVID-19 strain, aren't those COVID-20 and/or COVID-21 depending on exactly when we identified them?

How different does the new strain have to be from the old strain to get it's own new name?
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