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.
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He says he's "very sorry" for fans who have already waited so long for shows.
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Host Ryan Seacrest made the announcement live.
Willie Nelson Postpones Concerts After Band Member Tests Positive for COVID-19
Willie Nelson has been forced to pause his current U.S. tour.
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His outdoor concert itinerary remains unchanged.
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Yellowstone's singing cowboy won't be singing for anyone this weekend.
Cam Tests Positive for COVID-19, Says It’s ‘Not Mild at All’
In a message to her fans, Cam revealed both she and her young daughter were hit hard by the virus.
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.
Chris Lane Tests Positive for the Omicron COVID-19 Variant
So far, the singer says, his wife Lauren and their baby boy haven't gotten sick.
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"Some good news + some bad news," the duo told fans on social media.