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I've added to to the question Are New Yorkers lining up in front of gun shops?

But that question is not at all about the disease, or the virus that causes the disease. It is about (alleged) panic-buying as a result of fear of the disease and its political effects.

Do you think we need a separate tag? If so what?

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  • You can keep the same tag, imo. Just update the wiki and excerpt to include "covid pandemic related things". – fredsbend Mar 20 at 4:39
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I for one have tagged my own question on paperwork-check in France with this, since it's clearly related to the pandemic, even if that question of mine was not about the virus/disease in itself.

I suggest that we don't need a new tag for the pandemic-related questions, but we can/should slightly expand the covid-19 tag description to include the pandemic, measures taken to combat it, and possibly even population behavior related to the event(s).

For the record, the current tag description says:

For questions regarding the coronavirus disease and its causes called COVID-19 by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The WHO say the disease is caused by a virus that is itself called SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) but also known as the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, 2019-nCov, the Wuhan Coronavirus and "the Corona virus".

As a side comment "The WHO say" part sounds a bit too much like tin-foil hat...

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