How COVID-19 emerged from Greco-Roman Civilisation
Everyone is acquainted with COVID-19 an unrestrained pandemic disease, disseminated from Wuhan City of China to all over the coast and the land end to John O’Groats. This panic and pandemic gravely alter not only socio-economic structure but political too, almost nationwide. Albeit COVID-19 transmitted from China nevertheless this deadly disease and virus have affected by Greco-Roman civilisation even after 3000 years of back history of origin of these two civilisation and furthermore language of these civilisation still alive even though Latin is considered to be dead language. The most enduring instance is COVID-19, now let us come to know how the name COVID 19 is emerged from Greco-Roman Civilisation. When you visit World Health Organisation Website you will find there answer to your question how corona virus get it name , Virologists and the world scientific community decide the name. Viruses are named by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV).
Word Corona has been taken from the Latin language coronam means crown. The Latin word for crown is coronam, because when viewed under the electron microscope these viruses have crown-like thorns on their surface. Now another label of Greek civilisation come in the name of different variant of these viruses again mention on WHO website. World Health Organisation has taken Greek alphabet to assign the name of variant of Corona viruses for instances alpha, beta, gamma, delta and now recently omicron, it is simple, easy to say and remember variants of corona viruses, thereby World Health Organisation justified their own opinions and preferences and moreover WHO says name of the variant were chosen after wide consultation and a review of many potential naming systems and convened an expert group of partners from around the world to do so, including experts who are part of existing naming systems, nomenclature and virus taxonomic experts, researchers and national authorities.
we are on the verge of being vishwaguru but we are not able to show the importance and impact of our Vedic language Sanskrit on expert group of scientific community till now in judo-Christian period. Those who claim to have an oldest and advanced civilization that we belong and those who say that Vedas are the storehouse of knowledge, whose language is Sanskrit has been dead. Notwithstanding oldest Vedic literature was written in Sanskrit which served as beacon for the later period, now this literature during the Judo-Christen era, imprisoned in the darkness of the grave. Even today in all the research of science, you will definitely get part of the Greco-Roman language but not even the smaller proportion of oldest vedic language. Shouldn't our language be used in science?
Some of the snippet of information came up during the talk on ‘Linguistic harmony in India’ by Dr. Peter M Scharf at the IIT Bombay on Tuesday, as part of the National Integration Week. Dr. Scharf is the founder and president of the Sanskrit Library, and Associate at the Department of South Asian Studies, Harvard University, World largest body of literature and uninterrupted fabrication of literature in the fields of human progress I have found and furthermore Dr. Scharf said, really most striking, is that “about five to 30 million existent manuscripts – that is 100 times those in Greek and Latin combined – have been written in Sanskrit. Dr. Scharf cited Sir William Jones saying in 1788 that Sanskrit “is of wonderful structure, more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin and more exquisitely refined than either.”
It is noteworthy that though ancient and classical Sanskrit is still used as medium of expression by scholars throughout India and somewhere in other parts of the world e.g. America, and Germany. Sanskrit is included in the list of modern Indian Languages in the eighth schedule of the constitution of India but truth is that our vedic language Sanskrit did not get the respect from the world scientific expert group as in case of greek and latin language, still we are lagging behind the greek and latin despite having oldest scripture and civilisation. Now we should keep ourselves standing in front of the mirror and ask ourselves, where we stand to fulfil the dream to be vishwaguru . Science invention in the world should be in Vedic-Greco-Roman style rather than Greco-Roman style.