How Should “Covid” Appear in Print?

CDC Online Newsroom

The above example comes from The Atlantic (Harper’s also spells it this way). Why the all caps? It’s because it’s an acronym: “COronaVIrus Disease.” Think of NASA, some will say: the National Space and Aeronautics Administration. Imperial College London writes: “[All caps] is consistent with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) use…

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Barry Lyons

Barry Lyons

Pet peeves: religion and papaya. Pet loves: Beethoven and comedy.