Beware Of The COVID-19 Statute Of Limitations Trap

 Monday, June 1, 2020

 Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C.

Viruses and the diseases they cause often have different names. The current global pandemic which has stricken much of the planet is no exception.

Although most commonly referred to as COVID-19 (technically the illness caused by the virus), this pandemic also can be referred to as SARS-CoV-2 (“severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2” — the technical name of this particular strain of coronavirus according to the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses), coronavirus (a more general group of related RNA viruses that has RNA as its genetic material), the CCP Virus (attributing the virus name to the Communist Party in China which some blame for not preventing the spread of the virus when it could have been more easily contained), or the Wuhan Flu (naming it for the wet market where it originated in China, similar to the Asian Flu in 1956 and the Spanish Flu of 1918 which killed 50 million worldwide).

Regardless of what you call it, the fact is that lives and businesses have been disrupted as a result of it.
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