On February 11, 2020 the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, first identified in Wuhan China. The new name of this disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV”. There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused be a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. The name of this disease was selected following the World Health Organization (WHO) best practice for naming of new human infectious diseases.
$18 Concert Tickets Cost $1,000 for Unvaccinated Fans
Florida promoter enacts “no-vax tax” to “get the fence-sitters off the fence” over COVID-19.
MDHHS Sends Text Messages to See If You’ve Been Vaccinated
Texts have some wondering how they get private numbers
Michigan’s Gathering and Mask Orders to Be Lifted July 1
On Thursday, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer along with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced that things will be mostly back to normal in Michigan beginning July 1.
2021 Mackinac Bridge Walk Is a Go, If We Meet Vax Goals
After a virtual public meeting on Tuesday morning, Mackinac Bridge Authority is still tentatively planning to hold the annual Labor Day walk. But at this time, the walk will only take place if 70% of the state is vaccinated.
Eric Clapton Details ‘Severe Reactions’ to AstraZeneca Vaccine
Guitarist blames U.K. government "propaganda" for what he believes was misinformation about the vaccine's safety.
Michigan Puts On 'Full Court Press' To Hit Vaccination Goals
The state of Michigan is instituting what in basketball terms might be a "full-court press" in its attempt to get the state's vaccination level to 70%, acknowledging resistance amongst some adults, thus making further benchmarks more difficult to achieve.
Governor Whitmer Tours Kalamazoo Expo Center Vaccination Clinic
In the continuing campaign to get Michiganders vaccinated against COVID-19, Governor Whitmer visited the Kalamazoo County Expo Center's vaccination clinic.
Science: How To Get Your Smell Back After COVID-19
Can't smell after you've gotten COVID-19? There is a way to get your sense of smell back, and it literally costs maybe $5 bucks in scents.
Michigan Loosens Mask Mandate for Athletes and Outdoor Events
Some changes to Michigan's mask mandate were issued last night.