COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus 2019
Corona, crown in Latin languages.
C-OVID, Ovid's Metamorphoses
October to December, most places were likely infected already. (If we subscribe to germ theory).
Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Collin's English Dictionary
[1600–10; < Italian quarantina period of forty days, derivative of quaranta forty « Latin quadrāgintā]
Flu is one of the diseases that has been looked upon as contagious; and people are advised to remain at home or out of crowds and assemblies as it is commonly believed that the disease is spread by contact with those who are afflicted. The process used by the medical system to prevent spreading during the rare epidemic made them the laughing stock of the country. The fact that the multitudes of people who were forced to wear masks in all public places brought universal condemnation upon the entire medical system and caused all to ask why they had the power to impose such unsanitary and unscientific methods on the public, and do it in the name of science.
When it is realized that the “flu”, colds, and many other ailments are only the product of conditions, we will have but little difficulty in not only curing, but preventing.
—The Drugless Family Physician, Volume I