I was surprised to discover that the tag regarding the current pandemic is . As the blurb describing the tag correctly explains, “Covid-19” is not the name of the virus but the name of the disease. It's also shorter, unambiguous and, by now, well established (which might not have been the case a few months ago). Any reason not to change it to ?

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Yes makes sense to rename and make synonyms to ensure that all tags point to the same main tag. I suggest:

Please add any other synonym suggestion you might have to this list. Will take care of this as we go.

  • Why would anyone want "sars-cov-2-virus"? "SARS-Corona-Virus-2-Virus" is redundant and sounds silly. It shouldn't exist as a synonym. May 10, 2020 at 0:12
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    @RayButterworth Synonyms on SE should not be considered as synonyms in the pure grammatical sense. Synonyms exist to help users avoid confusion. Someone might type sars-cov-2-virus or a subset of these keywords into the tag textboxt and they will find the right main tag: covid-19.
    – JoErNanO Mod
    May 19, 2020 at 11:02

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