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To: SpeedyInTexas

What does that mean, ‘novel’?


2 posted on 02/05/2020 12:01:50 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9

‘novel’ means new. There are hundreds (?) of Coronaviruses, but this one is the New (‘novel’) one.


5 posted on 02/05/2020 12:03:43 PM PST by 11th_VA
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To: Beowulf9

novel = new


6 posted on 02/05/2020 12:03:44 PM PST by DannyTN
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“novel” is part of the name of the virus now. This started about a week or ten days ago. The first few times I heard it I thought it was a description by the news reader, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. Of course “novel” means new, so maybe they are trying to distinguish it from other corona viruses, even though few people had ever heard of any coronavirus before late December.


11 posted on 02/05/2020 12:08:00 PM PST by Flash Bazbeaux
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To: Beowulf9
What does that mean, ‘novel’?

That it's a new one, not SARS, MERS, or something else that they've seen.

23 posted on 02/05/2020 12:38:05 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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New. In the same sense that a manuscript of a certain longer than normal length was regarded as novel, and that became the name for the type of book that fills our bookshelves today.


24 posted on 02/05/2020 12:40:14 PM PST by null and void (The democrats just can't get over the fact that they lost an election they themselves rigged!)
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By the way they call this New Crown Pneumonia in China. It’s a pneumonia that is highly communicable which is why the US press doesn’t call it pneumonia.


30 posted on 02/05/2020 2:17:32 PM PST by DouglasKC
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