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.
Pfizer Adding 250 More Jobs To Make Oral Covid Drug in Portage
Pfizer announced its new oral Covid-19 treatment, Paxlovid, will be manufactured in Portage, and the company will be investing $120 Million dollars and creating some 250 jobs to make that happen.
Michigan Judge Slams Holland Restaurant Owner and it’s Hilarious
A West Michigan woman disrespects the court and the judge throws the book at her.
COVID-19 Made Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder See His ‘Life Flash’ Before His Eyes
The rocker said he contracted the virus weeks ago.
List of Michigan Libraries with Free at Home COVID-19 Tests
Here is a list of libraries in Michigan that have free COVID-19 test kits.
Grammy Awards Postponed for Second Year Due to Omicron
The Recording Academy and CBS have pushed back the awards show once again.
A Michigan Teacher Quarantines in Bathroom After Testing Positive Mid-Flight
This West Michigan native ended up isolated in an airplane bathroom for over 3 hours after testing positive for Covid-19 on her way to Iceland.
Alice Cooper Hopes All Big Bands Helped Crews Through COVID
His organization “put money aside” once scale of pandemic began to show.
The 21 Biggest Rock Acts Who Haven’t Toured Since COVID Hit
Revisiting the live pauses — and previewing the next touring moves — of AC/DC, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and more.
Calhoun County Breaks Record for Number of COVID-19 Patients
Hospitalizations for COVID-19 reached a new record in Calhoun County.