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.
New Coronavirus Variant B.1.1.7. Rears its Ugly Head in Michigan
State health officials in Michigan have confirmed the presence of the new coronavirus variant B.1.1.7. in Washtenaw County.
Michigan Releases Preliminary Timeline for COVID-19 Vaccines
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has released a tentative timeline detailing when Michiganders will become eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.
Lansing's City Hall & City Buildings Will Remained Closed
In hopes to stop the spread of COVID-19, Mayor Andy Schor announced that Lansing's City Hall and other city facilities will be closed until further notice.
Gov. Whitmer Asks Schools to Offer In-Person Learning by March 1
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer held a briefing Friday in which she strongly encouraged all K-12 schools in the state offer the option for in-person learning by March 1 and earlier than that if possible.
2021 Tokyo Olympics Will Go Ahead Despite COVID-19 Concerns
New information concerning quarantine and bills have been revealed.
Gigi Hadid's Brother Anwar Hadid Reveals That He's Anti-Vaxx
Anwar will not be getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
Zayn Malik's Family Broke Social Distancing Rules for Wedding
A new video shows the size of the gathering.
New Covid-19 Stimulus Bill Would Make Illegal Streaming a Felony
Breaking the law would be punishable by up to 10 years in jail.
Teacher 'Farts' During Zoom Class With Third Graders
“That was a big one,” one of the students said.