A quote from this link, below the link
"Initially, the new virus was called 2019-nCoV. Subsequently, the task of experts of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) termed it the SARS-CoV-2 virus as it is very similar to the one that caused the SARS outbreak (SARS-CoVs)."
Interesting article you posted about the political significance of a name - the actual name has been moderately fluid over the last few months, and the name the public finally uses won't be determined by the WHO.
I have heard numerous millenials in the US already calling it the Kung-flu - sadly.
I have already written here on CAKE about my utmost respect for the Chinese medical professionals and care givers in a tragic and terrible situation that now seems to be being repeated in Italy. It will be coming to each of our neighborhoods shortly, I fear.
Fighting about names in crises like this, seems childish, but maybe human at some level.