During His Virtual Town Hall, Joe Biden Mistakenly Refers To The Coronavirus As ‘COVID-9’

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Presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden mistakenly referred to the coronavirus disease as “COVID-9” instead of it’s official name “COVID-19” during his virtual town hall on Wednesday.

The mishap occurred as Biden was addressing where the U.S. needs invest its money moving forward to help prevent future outbreaks.

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“We have to invest more money in dealing with pandemic research, dealing with viruses, dealing with studies related to what these viruses are likely to be in the future,” Biden said.

“There’s more than one coronavirus,” he added. “This COVID-9 is one strand of that.”

According to the CDC’s website, “In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as ‘2019 novel coronavirus” or ‘2019-nCoV’.” Video Below


Biden also appeared to be reading a transcript during a portion of the town hall that was supposedly unscripted. We leave you with that clip: