Question: What is the origin of COVID-19?

What does it mean that coronaviruses are zoonotic?

Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans.

What have been some of the names for the COVID-19 pandemic?

The pandemic is known by several names. It is often referred to as its colloquial name, the coronavirus pandemic,[9][10][11] despite the existence of other human coronaviruses that have caused epidemics and outbreaks (e.g. SARS).[12] Before it was declared a pandemic, it was known as the coronavirus outbreak and Wuhan coronavirus outbreak

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