The Covid-19 Dictionary (EN-ES) was first published as the Covid-19 Glossary (EN-ES) in electronic format at the beginning of May 2020 thanks to the support of Tremédica, who offered their website to host it, and Cosnautas, who took care of the technical details to get it online. The objective in creating the dictionary was to collect and organize the basic terminology related to covid-19 in English and propose carefully considered equivalent terms in Spanish as a practical resource for translators, interpreters, editors, journalists, and scientific publishers who need to translate and disseminate quality information on the subject.
In the first version (v. 1.01) it listed more than 3,200 terms related to medical, molecular, virological, pharmacological, economic, and social aspects of Covid-19, its causal agent SARS-CoV-2 and coronaviruses in general. A good number of these terms were related to different types of masks. The dictionary also included some neologisms and phrases that were popular on social media during that period of the pandemic.
In the present version (v. 2.03, February 2022), now officially titled Covid-19 Dictionary (EN-ES), contains a total of 6,593 mottos of which the majority refer to virological concepts, scales, vaccines, diagnostic tests, and healthcare products related to Covid-19 to enhance the previous corpus or as the result of queries that were sent in. It is a dictionary of phrases, with notes on usage and conceptual information. A selection of the corpus was published in 2020 as a supplement in the magazine Panace@, a PDF copy of which may be downloaded for free on the Tremédica website here: < www.tremedica.org/wp-content/uploads/panacea20-51_sup_glosario_covid-19.pdf >.
By May 2021, the glossary had been visited more than 47,500 times on the Tremédica website. Since June 2021 it is also available on the Cosnautas website, now with the new title but maintained as a free resource. We are extremely pleased to have this resource in the Cosnautas catalogue, and we are sure that it will continue to be useful for the reader.
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