plague

/plāɡ/

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noun

  1. a contagious bacterial disease characterized by fever and delirium, typically with the formation of buboes ( bubonic plague ) and sometimes infection of the lungs ( pneumonic plague ).
  2. “an outbreak of plague”

Other than the fact that this is viral and not bacterial, it’s a plague by any other standard. What’s the point of your semantics, exactly?

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