Calling it what it is

Nature Genetics
Volume 52 Issue 4, April 2020


Editorial | 03 April 2020
Calling it what it is
In 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued guidelines for the naming of new human infectious diseases. The current global outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 virus underscores the need to be accurate with our language, particularly as it relates to pandemics.