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.
Dolly Parton's COVID Research Donation Helps Fund Vaccine
Leave it to her to help save the day.
Michigan Officials Issue New Orders to Help Slow the Spread
On Sunday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services spoke to Michiganders, and issued new orders to help stop the spread of COVID-19 within the state of Michigan.
Rascal Flatts Aren't at the 2020 CMAs -- One of Them Has COVID
Rascal Flatts were due to perform at the 2020 CMA Awards, but had to drop out at the very last minute.
Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard Diagnosed With COVID-19
Florida Georgia Line member Tyler Hubbard has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
How Are CMAs Keeping Attendees Safe During COVID Pandemic?
The Country Music Association has instituted a number of changes to its annual CMA Awards.
Lee Brice Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Will Not Appear at CMAs
The singer is "not experiencing any symptoms" but won't perform at the awards show out of caution.
University of Michigan Graduate Develops New Lightweight Mask
It all started with a Kickstarter campaign...
MI AG Nessel Will No Longer Enforce Gov. Whitmer’s EOs
Following a decision from the Michigan Supreme Court that said that the law that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used when issuing her executive orders was unconstitutional, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has announced that she will no longer enforce those orders.
President Trump & First Lady Melania Trump Test Positive for COVID-19
President Trump announced that he and his wife, Melania Trump, have tested positive for the coronavirus. Trump shared the news on Twitter early Friday morning.